Primates : At the Origin

The Old Court House

6 - 7 JULY
9:00PM - 10:30PM


Featuring Ghaffar Pourazar, Liu Yong Sean, Lim Pei Ern, choreographer Jitti Chompee and other locally cast dancers , the show is performed to live music by Orang-Orang Drum Theatre on a site specific bamboo/wooden stage within The Old Court House designed and constructed by architect and curator Wendy Teo.

Commissioned by Rainforest Fringe Festival 2019, PRIMATES reinterprets the identity and movements of primate mammals, which include apes, monkeys and humans.

A festival main highlight, the show features UK-born Iranian Ghaffar Pourazar, the first foreigner to play the role of Monkey King in the famous Beijing Opera, award-winning Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee, Korean-based Penang dancer/choreographer Liu Yong Sean, dancer Lim Pei Ern from Sabah and locally cast dancers.

The show will be performed on and around a specially constructed bamboo and wooden structure designed by Wendy Teo, architect of Wendy Teo Atelier and curator of Borneo Art Collective. A segment of PRIMATES is also performed to live music by the critically acclaimed Orang-Orang Drum Theatre.

The show is free and open for all to watch.

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