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Anthony Meh Kim Chuan

 

Dua Space Dance Theatre Founder

/ Managing Director

/ Choreographer

  • The founder and Managing Director of Dua Space Dance Theatre

  • Graduated from The Hong Kong Academy for Performing Arts major in dance

  • Ex-professional dancer in Taiwan Cloud Gate Dance Theatre, Nai-Ni Chen Dance Company and GGD Dance Company in New York, USA

  • Established Shuang Fu Performing Art Troupe for Shuang Fu Disabled Independent Development Association and acted as its Artistic Director since then. Anthony developed a performance concept of ‘integrated dance’ form where body-able dancer performed together with wheelchair-bound dancer. He led the performing art troupe to perform in ‘Crescent Beauty: Disabled Talent Show’ Taiwan Tour Performance in 2009. Then, he was invited to choreograph for Taiwan ‘Joy Agape’ Wheelchair Dance Troupe of Changhua County and led their tour performance around Taiwan, Malaysia and South America

  • He was appointed as the Artistic Director of Malaysia Blossom Art Festival (2016-2017) and the mega performance project ‘Impression Series: Encore Melaka’ (2017-2020)

  • Received numerous awards and recognitions, including:

  • Most Distinguished Young Artist Award in 2003

  • A certified member of UNESCO- International Dance Council since 2005

  • The Outstanding Young Malaysian Award in 2008

  • The Asia-Pacific Cultural Industry Creativeness Golden Award in 2009 

  • The Cultural Character of The Year in Global Golden Brand Awards 2010

  • Received the title of World Chinese Model 2011 from World Chinese Venture Model Association in 2011

  • Received “Outstanding Service Alumni Award of Foon Yew Alumni, KL” in 2019

  • His recent works include a variety of dance productions that are well-received by the audiences, such as:

    • Dance Drama 'The Legend of Hou Yi and Chang Er', 'The Story of Nian', 'Going Home', 'The Legend of White Snake', 'Master Xuan Zhuang - The Legend of White Horse Carrying Scriptures', ‘The Marriage of Mouse’, 'Spring Dream of Cheongsam', 

    • Dance Letter Series ‘Alunan Padi’, ‘A City on the Edge’, ‘A Letter for Batu Arang’, ‘The Sweet Nenas’ 

    • Musical 'Hang Li Poh', 'Cheng Lock', 'Lantai T. Pinkie', 'Putra', 'Tun Mahathir'

    • Chinese Musical Dance Epic 'Anak Malaysia'

    • Full-length Contemporary Dance 'Scream - A Response To Munch', 'Black & White @ VARIATION', 'TWO', 'DEN', 'Ancient Inscriptions', 'The Lotus Sutra: Harmonious