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Totsu-totsu Dance at Ipoh Healing Arts Festival

By KT Leong

The Japan-Malaysia Collaborative Project for Dementia, “Totsu-totsu Dance ~like art, like care”, will be participating in the Ipoh Healing Arts Festival on Dec 29.

The event, which will be held at PORT Ipoh at No. 9, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, will feature Japanese dancer and choreographer Osamu Jareo, who has over 10 years of experience working with dementia patients. And sound artist cum researcher Dr. Kamal Sabran, who has been researching the possibility of music therapy for dementia in Malaysia. They will present a work with physical expression and music.

A series of Healing Sound Lab sessions will be held from 10 am to 1 pm, followed by an Art Talk cum Workshop from 3 pm to 6 pm, which will then be capped off by the Healing Performances from 8 pm to 10 pm.

Admission is free and dementia patients, their care partners and those who are interested to learn more are encouraged to visit the event.

However, the Sound Lab is broken down into 3 sessions and limited to 5 pax per session. Prior registration is required. Contact information will be at the end of this article.

Others attending will include Megumi Kamimura, also a dancer and choreographer, and Arif Ayab from Singapore, who is also a performance artist, musician and involved in the industry. Refer to the table below for all the guests participating.

This event is Organised by the Agency for Culture and General Association (Japan), Torindo, in cooperation with School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia C&S Associates Aged Care Consultancy and Training Malaysia PORT (Ipoh International Art Festival) Special Nursing Home for the Elderly, Graceville Maizuru The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur.

For more information, click on this link here or contact Dr. Kamal Sabran at 016-5533391. Readers can also email totsu2.malaysia@gmail.com or visit their Facebook here.

Ipoh Healing Arts Festival

Date: 29 December, 2022 (Thu)
Venue: PORT Ipoh (No.9, Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Ipoh)
Admission: Free

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