March 30, 2022

Words By

Sharul Mohammed

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ASAS investigates the process of choreographic approach to what is New Creation in Malay dance. In this short incubation period, the work utilised a reference point from Zubir Abdullah’s composition titled Zapin Budi, a Zapin genre music.


Sharul Mohammed

Sharul is a versatile dance artist with multifaceted experience comprising choreographic work, teaching and performance. He was a Malay dance performer, instructor, choreographer and practitioner with Artiste Seni Budaya, under the tutelage of Mr Rizman Kassim from 2007-2021. He developed a well-honed practice in various forms of Malay folk dance. He has vast experience in performing internationally (Poland, Korea, Sabah, Bulgaria, Istanbul and Kuala Lumpur), and through a wide variety of platforms and collaborative works. Sharul strives to deepen his perspective through active conversations of dance artistry and his choreographic creativity is grounded in intricate expressions and complexity of movement. ⁠

He is dedicated to find ways to deepen traditional Malay dance in society by assisting people to relate to the art form in new ways, thus keeping the tradition alive and relevant. Sharul is passionate in creating contemporary works that explore movement language of Malay traditional form. Upon graduation from BA (Hons) Dance from LASALLE College of the Arts, he is interested to nurture his practice in performance-making. ⁠

He is currently an Associate of P7:1SMA Ltd since 2019, a dance community, that considers performance-making as necessary disruptions, Malay as a concept, and dance as a strategy for common humanity.

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