Esplanade Presents | Pentas



Azpirasi & Dian Dancers
In Collaboration with Esplanade – Theatres on the Bay
26 & 27 Jan 2017 Thu & Fri
Thu: 3pm & 8pm
Fri: 8pm
26 & 27 Jan 2017 : 8pm
26 Jan 2017 : 3pm
House Programme | 3.08 mb
1hr 30mins (no intermission)
Esplanade Theatre Studio
Performed in Malay. English transcripts will be provided.
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Deruma follows the local folktale of Si Tanggang, a man who returns to his village after gaining wealth and success, but is ashamed of his humble past. When he refuses to acknowledge his mother, the poor and desolate woman asks God for a sign to prove that he is her son. At the end of his visit, he turns into stone.

A story about filial piety and gratitude told through Malay dance and traditional poetic forms, Deruma is helmed by artistic director and choreographer Azmi Juhari, and co-choreographer Abdul Yazid Juhuri, with music director Azrin Abdullah and playwrights Zulfadhli Rashid, Siti Aisyah Kamin and Nur Afiqah Moktar. None Md Zain stars as Deruma (mother) alongside Norisham Osman as Tanggang (son), with dancers from Azpirasi and Dian Dancers.

Presented as part of Pentas.

About Azpirasi

Azpirasi was founded in 2000 by Azmi Juhari. Its dancers are highly committed and dedicated to their craft and perform a number of shows all over Singapore and internationally, collaborating with other professional and semi-professional dance troupes in and around the region. The group focuses on bringing sensorial experiences by exposing its audiences to an array of colours and sounds.

About DIAN Dancers

DIAN Dancers first emerged in the Malay arts scene in December 2003. The group’s name, which figuratively means “glowing light”, is and has remained true to its motto, menyuluh wawasan budaya (enlightening our cultural heritage). With a foundational mandate to preserve the traditions of their forefathers, DIAN Dancers have been very active in showcasing quality performances.

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