Monday Talks: Rivers and environmental justice + Dance Performance by Aida Redza and Hui Min Leow in collaboration with Orang Orang Drum Theater
Date: 26 Sep 2022, 7:30pm - 10:00pm (GMT+08:00) Kuala Lumpur
"Rivers and environmental justice" is the third conference on urban biodiversity in Malaysia and Southeast Asia proposed by
the Alliance Française de Kuala Lumpur and the Alliance Française de Penang in 2022, in the presence of Malaysian experts and civil society
actors. Through a multidisciplinary approach, the public will have the opportunity to get a broad and complete view of this topic on rivers
The talk will be followed by an artistic performance.
[TALK] Rivers and environmental justice
Mr. Kennedy Michael
Ms. Kwong Chiew Ee
Dr. Valérie Barbosa
Dr. Valérie Barbosa is an oceanographer whose research work focused mostly on aquaculture and molecular virology. She got involved in different projects in public and private institutions in Mexico, France, Canada and the USA. In 2017, she was appointed at the Embassy of France in Mexico to develop the bilateral collaboration in Science and Technology. In 2021, she joined the team Embassy of France to Malaysia as the Attachée for Science and Higher Education and the Director of the Malaysian-French University Centre (MFUC).
Aida Redza with her journey into “semangat” meets Hui Min Leow’s “bakar”. Both of them are curious about the position of themselves as artist while facing the question of environment (pollution, deforestation, overexploitation, etc.) with their work respectively, “semangat” and “bakar”. Perhaps, the spirituality is a way to reconnect the people to taste the beauty of nature and engage a moderate living lifestyle. In “Hanyut”, they will present the beginning of their new collaboration together with Boyz Chew and Zyee Leow from Orang Orang Drum Theatre to explore how the body could connect to the environment and create awareness about the importance of river, and the conservation of the source and flow of water.
Aida Redza is one of Malaysia’s leading contemporary dancers and choreographers, noted for creating multimedia performances. Based in Penang, she is the founder of WindRiver Productions, the artistic principal of Studio Pentas and a member of Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio.
Hui Min Leow
He completed his Master degree in 2022, Master Expérimentation et Recherche dans les arts de la scène at University Bordeaux Montaigne. He is one of the core members of Orang Orang Drum Theatre and Asia Butoh Tree Team. He explores different body technique and language with people from theatre, music and dance.
Founder, artistic director and music director of Orang Orang Drum Theatre since 2013. Since its establishment in 2013, they have been dancing between music, dance, and theatre. Through interactions with traditional cultures and collaborations with different contemporary artists, they create their unique identity of “drum theatre”.
Founder, artistic director and music director of Orang Orang Drum Theatre since 2013. Their recent work “掘失Jue2 Shi1 The Hidden Tune”, a music collaboration with Angelika Niescierer toured Jazz Festivals in Germany.