Launch of KLiDance Festival at The Federal Kuala Lumpur
Press Conference of Kuala Lumpur International Dance Festival, the Dance Component of DiverseCity: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival held on Tuesday, 4 August 2015 at 11.30am at the SkyRoom, Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur featuring MyDance Alliance, Dua Space Dance Theatre, ALAMAK Entertainment, Sutra Foundation, ASEEMA Trust, GuoGuang Opera Company, Akademi Seni Budaya Dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA), Universiti Pendidikan Sultan Idris (UPSI), Temple of Fine Arts (TFA), Nandhitaa Arts, Kimball Gallagher, KaiYin Huang & YiLing Chaing, Suresh Kaliyath & Sangeeta Isvaran.
Federal Hotels International together with The Federal Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, bbpark and Plaza Low Yat are pleased to support the inaugural Kuala Lumpur International Dance Festival, the dance component of “DiverseCity: the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival (1 – 30 September 2015), with ambitious program lined up curated by artistic greats of Malaysia including Datuk Ramli Ibrahim (UNESCO Living Treasure and multi-awarded Odissi artist), Harith Iskander (Asia's best stand-up comedian and the "godfather" of stand-up comedy in Malaysia), Michael Veerapen (one of leading Asia's jazz musicians), as well as Pusaka which, since 2002 and led by Eddin Khoo works intimately with the most distinguished traditional performers in the region to revitalize their living heritage.
“We believe the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival is the ultimate platform to showcase the diversity of culture, arts and creativy that encompass a variety of contemporary and traditional art forms of dance, music and arts that will further promote the value of arts, culutre and dance in the tourism industry. We understand that Sutra Dance Foundation conjures a stellar group of Malaysian dance makers in a month-long exposition of their newest works. With the conjure of 12 world premiers of various dance-theatre genres within a period of one month, is indeed a treasure trove in the dance scene industry that Malaysians have ever experienced. Such an veritable dance scene will certianly assist in further promoting Malaysia Year of Festivals 2015 to the world. We would like to take this opportunity to congratulate Yang Berbahagia Datuk Ramli Ibrahim for his continuous remarkable efforts as curator of the Dance component of the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival - DiverseCity KL 2015, and to promote arts, culture and dance, complemented with contemporary artistic brilliance.” said Ms Ooi Lee Ping,Director, Group Marketing, Sales & Business Development and Operations of Federal Hotels International.
Mr Simon Leong, General Manager of The Federal Kuala Lumpur and Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur said “We are happy to be the Official Hotel for the Dance Component of DiverseCity: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival which was launched by the Mayor of Kuala Lumpur on 25 May 2015. In line with this, we are pleased that Sutra Dance will be organising two flash mob dance with the support of The Federal Hotel Kuala Lumpur, Hotel Capitol Kuala Lumpur, bbpark and Plaza Low Yat, at the front entrace of Plaza Low Yat on two weekends, the first flash mob dance will take place on Saturday 8 August 2015 from 3pm to 6pm by the Aswara, Sutra & Dua Space Dance Group and on Saturday, 9 September 2015 from 3pm to 6pm by Aseema Trust and TFA dance Groups. The Federal Kuala Lumpur, the hotel for Merdeka will be celebrating its 58th Anniversary on the 28 August 2015, as the country also celerbates its 58th Anniversary. As you may be well aware, The Federal Hotel was opened to welcome the foreign dignitaries, in time for the Merdeka Celebrations on 28 August 1957. Since then, the Federal Hotel had played host and support to many international events and home for the footballers, and badminton players, as well as the support to the Sutra Dance Festival such as the Tarikan! A Sutra Dance Festival 2012; Sutra Foundation Rasa Unmasked 2009; and the Stirring Odissi – international Odissi Festival 2008. We are pleased again to be the partner of KLiDance, DiverseCity: Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival 2015. Join us to support this month long spectacular event and the forthcoming Flash Mob Dance held at Plaza Low Yat”
“We are happy to be the venue provider for the two flash mob dances on Saturday, 8 August and Saturday, 9 September 2015 respectively at the Plaza Low Yat. We believe these two flash snippets held at the front entrance of Plaza Low Yat serves as a platform to showcase the rich diversity in our traditions, be it food, arts, fashion, music or dance. This inaugural KLidance festival is truly a stimulating artistic fiesta for both the Malaysian community and overseas visitors alike. We hope such festival will further promote Malaysia as a tourist’s destination. We encourage all patrons to support this great festival and the forthocming flash mob dance at Plaza Low Yat” said Mr Steven Chong, Area Director of Low Yat Group, Bukit Bintang Properties.