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Leading arts performers at JB Arts Fest


Leading arts performers at JB Arts Fest

THE Aswara Dance Company took part in the Ninth JB Arts Festival at Bukit Timbalan, Johor Baru yesterday with a performance titled 3 Faces.

The free showcase was sponsored by Yayasan Sime Darby. The performance, with Dr Joseph Gonzales as artistic director, had three acts. The first was Bharatanatyam with Netranthi Nerathile, a promising exponent of Indian classical dance. This was followed by Makyung excerpts from Dewa Indera Indera Dewa, a story of two princes and their adventures, and finally Plan B, a modern story about choice.

The dance company was formed in 1994 and has performed at international dance festivals including Hong Kong Dance Teens, Dance XChange in the Philippines and Muara Festival in Singapore.

The JB Arts Festival which began on Sept 1, ends on Sept 29. It has more than 40 music, dance and theatre showcases and workshops, and notable acts include Tugu Drum Circle, Agungbeat, Dayang Noraini, Kakehashi Trio, D’Arte Ensemble, Moscowfish, Akasha and Michelle Nunis.

For details, call 019-716 9900/019-713 9900.

Bharatanatyam with Netranthi Nerathile

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