Guest Artiste

The Guest Artiste series seek to expose children and community to the arts by established visiting artistes. It is our belief that children should learn from international artistes who willingly share their knowledge and skills with an open heart.

Un Yamada

UN Yamada is a choreographer and dancer as well as the Director of Co.Yamada Un. After some training in gymnastics, ballet and Butoh, Un Yamada started her career as a choreographer in 1996. She has also been active as a solo dancer since 1998. The wide sources of her ideas include music, visual art, literature, academics, fashion and diverse body movements. Her dance which cannot be described simply as contemporary or Butoh, is sensitive, energetic and dynamic, attracting world-wide attention.

After she won ‘The French Embassy Prize for Young Choreographer’ at the Yokohama Dance Collection Solo x Duo competition in 2000, she moved to France. She established her dance company Co.Yamada Un in Tokyo in 2002. Now she performs in Japan, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and did some collaboration in the field of music, drama, opera, academic and traditional local performing arts. She organised workshops targeting anyone intereste din dance, and got involved in nurturing dancers in Asia and the Middle East. She received the 8th Japan Dance Forum Award in 2013. In 2014, she was designated as the japan Cultural Envoy for east Asia and also received the New Face Award of Minister of education Awards for Fine Arts.

The workshop on Free and Open Dance with UN Yamada was held on 1 November 2015.

Explore creative movement and creativity as dance. Have fun enjoying the process of using the varied bodies of people with no dance experience as resources or creating dance with us. This collaboration is made possible with partners Japan Foundation Kuala Lumpur, Co. Yamada Un and Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun.

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