Serampang Ber(T12-Da)k


March 29, 2022

Words By

Muhammad Faiz

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Serampang Ber(T12-Da)k recontextualizes Serampang 12 by exploring contemporary perspectives of courtship. This work seeks to investigate the gender dynamics at play in Serampang 12 and reimagines the dance through a modern lens by exploring aspects of agency in courtship and communication strategies in the age of social media.


Muhammad Faiz

Faiz started his journey in Malay dance in secondary school and he continued to pursue dance in Temasek Polytechnic, where he joined DIAN Dancers. During this time, Faiz took part in various local and overseas productions with the group.

Faiz’s dance experiences are mainly rooted in traditional and contemporary Malay dance, and he believes that we all share a common responsibility to upkeep traditional art forms. Faiz is also currently pursuing a degree in Linguistics & Multilingual Studies at Nanyang Technological University, where he intends to specialise in interactional sociolinguistics.

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