SARAWAK: An Indigenous Journey

The Waterfront Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak

Friday, 6 July 2018
8:30pm - 9:30pm MYT

Making its debut at RFF 2018 is a homegrown production featuring Sarawak’s indigenous groups. The state’s rich tapestry will come alive through spectacular dance, songs, sounds, and chants.

We are delighted to welcome on stage Sarawak-born, New York-based dancer and choreographer Raziman Sarbini, and Kuching-born celebrated soprano Dewi Liana Seriestha, the first Malaysian to win the Miss World Talent title in 2014. The show will also feature a performance choreographed by Malaysian dancer Liu Yong Sean, Malaysia Traditional Dance Competition Gold winner.

Opening the whole showcase are special guests the Paiwan Tribe from Taiwan, adding an international element to the evening. SeaHorse presents The Spirit of the Mountain and the Ocean, a story depicting the worship of the sky, earth, nature, and life itself. By using Khoomei, the horse head fiddle and Taiwan’s elegant traditional Chinese musical instruments - the Chinese Big Drum, the Didgeridoo, the Jew’s Harp and the Erhu, SeaHorse hopes to break the boundaries of the ocean and the grasslands.

Joining the performance with SeaHorse will be Hao-Hsiang Hsu, internationally famous actor (Life of Pi) and theatre director, and composer Lin-Jhong Han. A separate performance comes from Paiwan ancient singer Seredaw Tariyaljan, who performed at the Pre-Grammy Party at the 55th Grammy Awards.

Get ready for an otherworldly energy and the journey that may be … beyond physical.