BANDALOOP Malaysia Premiere

Pullman Hotel and National Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

March 2019

BANDALOOP Malaysia Premiere
plus a Vertical Dance collaboration with ASK Dance Company

“Our BANDALOOP premier in Malaysia was an incredible success, on the global stage, honoring and representing for the worlds ministers of art and culture from IFACCA and on a local level by collaborating with ASK Dance Company and celebrating that dance is a dialogue that breaks down all boundaries."
- Thomas Cavanagh, BANDALOOP Executive Director

Vertical Dance pioneers BANDALOOP, bring their world famous #danceonwall artistry to Kuala Lumpur for a premiere collaborative performance with ASK as part of a broad-reaching live artistic experience for Malaysia and in conjunction with the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, co-hosted by the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA) and the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN), Malaysia. BANDALOOP uniquely brings a perspective changing artform to all audiences and now as cultural gift in unison with the Summit theme, MOBILE MINDS: Culture, Knowledge and Change.

All performances co-produced by: The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) BANDALOOP and the US Embassy in Malaysia, in partnership with the National Department of Culture and Arts (JKKN) and the International Federation of Arts Councils and Cultural Agencies (IFACCA). BANDALOOP’s participation is supported by Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation through USArtists International in partnership with the National Endowment for the Arts and the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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BANDALOOP celebrates the human spirit, nature, and communities through dance that uses climbing technology to expand and challenge what is possible. A pioneer in vertical performance, BANDALOOP seamlessly weaves dynamic physicality and intricate choreography to turn the dance floor on its side. Under the artistic direction of Amelia Rudolph, the work re-imagines dance, activates public spaces, and inspires wonder and imagination in audiences around the world. BANDALOOP trains dancers and youth at home and on tour, and has performed live for over a million people in over 150 cities globally.

About ASK
ASK Dance Company works across traditional and contemporary genres of dance, with the philosophy that to be alive, one must continuously learn, and be unafraid to ASK questions. Its dance productions serve as a platform for this dialogue, from issues about disenfranchisement to celebrations of life.

Producing Partners’ Instagram Handles and Hashtags:
@bandalooping @adcmalaysia @neaarts @ifacca @mysenibudaya @usembassykl @MidAtlanticArts #danceonwall and #ArtsSummitKL

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