Aida Redza

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Martial Art dancer Aida Redza from Kuala Lumpar, Malaysia, mixes contemporary with tradional dance at specific chosen places - around themes such as women in Asian society.
Aida Redza is a leading Malaysian choreographer and dancer whose works is known for its new and eclectic fusion style of contemporary dance with commitment to tradition and reinvention.

She is the founder member of Shakti Dances and ASK Dance Co. at the National Arts Academy in Kuala Lumpur and the Director of the Ah-Yoke-Kyoka Dance Ensemble in Penang, Malaysia.

Aida began her first introduction to the performing arts at the University Sains Malaysia where she studied the Malay traditional folk and classical dance forms such as Gamelan, Asyik, Menghadap Rebab and Mak Yong as well as the Malay Silat and the art of Wayang Kulit.

Since 1995 Aida Redza has been interested in the South East Asian performing arts and began her journey of intensive training in Southeast Asian traditional dance and theater disciplines.

She also attended the 1996 and 1998 Flying Circus Project, which created the production of Lear. Ever since then she has continued her Tai-Chi ad Qi gong training in Penang and is currently exploring the art of Wushu.

Aida´s works are also known for their site-specificity, wherein, constructing the dance in the actual space, she draws her inspiration from direct contact with the natural environment.

Author: Karin Bergquist

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Aida began her first introduction to the performing arts at the University Sains Malaysia. She studied the Malay traditional folk and classical dance forms such as Gamelan, Asyik, Menghadap Rebab and Mak Yong as well as the Malay Silat and the art of Wayang Kulit.

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She is the founder member of Shakti Dances and ASK Dance Co. at the National Arts Academy in Kuala Lumpur and the Director of the Ah-Yoke-Kyoka Dance Ensemble in Penang, Malaysia.