Thursday, September 08, 2016

Sibu International Dance Festival to feature a host of exciting activities

SIBU: The 5th Sibu International Dance Festival (SIDF) will be held here from Sept 9 to 13, featuring dance performances, seminar, workshop, outdoor site-specific shows and outdoor drawing competition.

“It is a mutual learning dance event. The performances include classical ballet, modern ballet, traditional dance, modern dance, street dance and contemporary avant-garde dance, which will be an eye-opener for the local audience,” SIDF director Chen Ing Kuan told reporters here recently.

Teams expected to arrive today include Liquid Skin from Australia, PathumThani–Nantha Muni Bamrung Dance Group (Thailand), Martina Feiertag (Germany), Loka Art Studio (Indonesia), and Nrutya Naad (Mauritius).

Most other teams will arrive here tomorrow.

It was highlighted that due to the first time participation of teams from Spain and Germany, the Spanish Ambassador, Meritxell Parayre Sabés, will be coming to the dance festival together with the CEO of Goethe-Institut Malaysia, Rolf Stehle.

Sibu Municipal Council (SMC) deputy chairperson Rogayah Jamain will officiate at the SIDF opening cum welcoming night on Sept 9 at 8pm.

Twenty teams will take turns to perform every night. Their performances will include national and international award-winning dance pieces. The tickets for the festival can be purchased online at or at the following locations: Rejang Book Store (084-313036), Payung Café (016 890 6061), Wen Hua Bookstore (084-333140), Sugarbun, Jalan Pedada (084-311770), Syarikat Great Wall (084-310481), and Kai Tong Stationary (084-330281).