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Forging Traditions: Training The Trainers by Ask Dance Company

A community outreach programme conducted by ASK Dance Company. Forging Traditions: Training the Trainers is a free four days workshop comprising of traditional Malay dance lessons aimed to be taught to training teachers, dance activists, students and those who are interested in learning and teaching traditional dances. This community programme sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby aims to ensure that every aspiring dance artist at these institutions is given sound education about the nation’s traditional cultural diversity (especially in Malay dance). 

Malaysia’s Malay traditional dances are unique and range from court traditions, folk arts and dances rooted in rituals, with very few experts involved in these fields. Thus it is our aim to achieve excellence in dance through education and aspire towards higher standards. In this way, we can also work to keep these traditions alive.

YSD has been an avid supporter of Ask Dance Company (ADC) since its inception in 2011 with a total commitment of RM3.8 million for 9 years until May 2020. Throughout this period, the funding had enabled ADC to progressively develop more awareness about Malaysian dance types and produced dance practitioners to sustainably preserve our local heritage. 

The support, which underpins YSD’s commitment to developing a vibrant arts community in the country’s multi-cultural society, is also in line with the national agenda and UN SDG 4 (Quality Education) and 11 (Sustainable Cities and Communities).


Click here to learn more about our longtime partner, ASK Dance Company.

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Last Updated:
29 Sep 2020
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