Moved by Odissi - Tarikita Tum!, 2017 - KLMovement
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Moved by Odissi – Tarikita Tum!, 2017

About This Project


Felicitator: Mr. T. Arumugam
Underprivileged Children’s Education Fund: Mrs. Julie Hoh


Photography by Choen Lee

Music by: Guru Gajendra Kumar Panda and Sonali Mohapatra
Music Copyright and Credits: Sangeet Sartaj – Hariprasad Chaurasia & A Thousand Years Piano by The Piano Guys
Artistic Director: Michelle Jueney
Narrators: Joanna Bessey & Nurbaya Hassan
Lighting & Sound Technician: Tarrant Kwok
Sound Engineer: Kathy Marie Fernandez
Sound and Lighting Equipment: Nandang & Christopher Ling
Videographer & Editor: Eric Foo & Esther Lee




One of the most therapeutic processes that just naturally came out is the easiest way I can put it and memorable because I got to work with Joanna Bessey whom I saw on TV and in newspapers and learned a lot from as a mentor and colleague and had a great experience working with and also Nurbaya Hassan whose enthusiasm and essence was exactly what I was looking for.


Icing on the cake was I got to reunite with one of my oldest friends who also studied photography in the UK, who is a renowned photographer for the past decade or more Choen Lee that first took my photo on the London Underground spontaneously. Thank you for taking beautiful photos for me.


This would also be my fate to meet my saviour stage manager, light and sound technician Tarrant Kwok recommended by Joanna Bessey and contacted by Lisa. Thank you to Kathy and Nandong plus Christopher Ling for lending lights and everyone for doing this and to Lisa and my family for helping out and the guys at Enfiniti with the platforms too. Everyone counts. Thank you.


Dear Friends and Art Supporters,


On the 18th of November, I will be having an explorative dance showcase called Moved by Odissi – TarikitaTum! – The First Step will be performed at the Black Box at Enfiniti in Kota Damansara. I did the concept, writing and artistic direction for the show and hope I can interest you to come watch it. Below is a brief synopsis of the show. Entrance is by donation and you can drop me a note to [email protected]






How did a Chinese girl fall in love with the oldest Indian Classical Dance form of Odissi originating from India, the state of Orissa to be exact? How did she enter into this ancient world of Arts, Music and Dance?


From my first encounter to the first dance I learned, come share with me into a glimpse of darkness and light about a Malaysian girl’s dance journey from girl to teenager to now who was saved by Dance.


Featuring Joanna Bessey a renowned Malaysian theatre actress who will be presenting the show together with Nurbaya Hassan a proficient Malay dancer for my introduction and for parts that I have written.



18 NOVEMBER 2017




+6016-3132221 [email protected]


Entrance by Donation


Enfiniti Black Box No 28-1, Jalan PJU 5/20D, The Encorp Strand, Kota Damansara PJU 5, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Selangor

2017, Dance Production
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