Premiere, Goethe-Institute Malaysia & DPAC, Malaysia

28 jul 2016

In the course of DUA Creations | DPAC ARTS FESTIVAL Malaysia

The work HAHAHA is dedicated to the universal language of laughter, from which an intense dialogue between the six dancers of the DPAC Dance Company and the audience will develop. In HAHAHA, moments of inciting, of positive contagion are created and a space between acquirement and loss of composure is shaped. Through the single, pure, subtle syllable HA, a symphony of laughter is composed and an entire lexicon of meanings and facets is written. In the act of laughter, an acoustic connection between body and individuality manifests, which this evening pays attention to in the form of performative etudes: as joy, as a scream, as a game.

Choreography, Space: Ben J. Riepe
With: Hanaa Tan Qiao Han, Kyson Teo Khai Shen, Lee Ren Xin, Lim Jie Jing, Lim Pei Ern, Wong Jyh Shyong
Dramaturgy: Felizitas Stilleke Kleine
Costume: Ben J. Riepe, Quito Neng
Light design: Tan Eng Heng
Stage: Ben J. Riepe
Set construction: David Wong
Photos: Kelvin Chan

HAHAHA was created in the DPAC residence program “D for Dancing” in collaboration with Goethe-Institute Malaysia as a commissioned piece.

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Two Creations –
Interview with Ben J. Riepe and Felizitas Stilleke on BFM 89.9

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