As promised from previous teaser, here are some photos during the 4th Sabah International Folkdance Competition 2009 and there are total of 11 countries participate on the show performance which was held for two days at Sabah Cultural Centre, Penampang on last 4th and 5th July. The tickets cost you RM30 for Adult, RM10 for Kids and RM50 for 1st Class..
Let me head straight to the dance performances..
The hall was so dark inside, lucky the stage spotlight helps so much on the lighting.
The first team that came up for the performance was Cambodian Culture & Arts Group from Cambodia.
Their dance performance using a coconut shell a.k.a tempurung kelapa and main gulik2.
Next that made their appearance was Guang Dong group from China with their Zhan Jiang Song and Dance Ensemble.
The Punjab Folk Arts Center from India.
Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.
Performing a dance called ‘Tarian Topeng Petawi’
and next came the Majlis Adat Dayak Nasional from Kalimantan, Indonesia.
Their costume has similarity to the Dayak community of Sarawak.
and next came the On Alti Kiz also known as the sixteen girls all the way from Kazakhstan.
Now, this group was my favorite among the rest, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.
The group performed a dance legend of Sari Manok a.k.a chicken. See how’s the dance similarity to our local Magunatip dance here in Sabah.
They’re also using bamboos, just maybe this one was hardcore version, since they all main baring2 + main angkat2..
..+ main terbang2 berlawan atas bamboo pun ada bah!
Next group was East Barito Regency Artistry Team, again from Indonesia.
Dance performance by Saudi Arabia Group Riyadh came all the way from Saudi Arabia.
Then came the neigbouring country of Malaysia, Sriwarna group from Singapore performed a dance called ‘Nadi’
Using huge drums, these babes.. kohf! kohf! I mean these ladies really can performed such spectacular dance.
this group was my second fevret..
and lastly, a performance by the group representative for Malaysia from Negeri Sembilan.
At the final of the show.. all teams came out and gather in front of the stage and perform one dance we here call..
Everyone in the teams can do the Sabahan Sumazau
Including these hot babes dancers (kohf! kohf! terbatuk lagi!) from the land of Pua Chu Kang.
Prize giving ceremony + Group photo session :
Winner of 3rd Best Performance, On Alti Kiz (sixteen girls) from Kazakhstan.
Winner of 2nd Best Performance, Daya Presta Company from Indonesia.
The overall champion, 1st Best Performance, Tacloban Performing Art Group from Philippines.
Okay! I just made up those two bubble text..
but not this one.. really!
The performance group Persatuan Melayu Keriam Tutong ‘Pesaka’ from Brunei Darussalam.
Those VVIP that present that day was the Minister of Tourism, Culture & Environment Datuk Masidi Manjun.
hope you guys enjoy the photos and lastly I leave you with this last one.. 😉
Next : Pesta Gambus 2009