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Tony Yap interviewed by Peter Eckersall [sound recording]
Bib ID 5981739
Format AudioAudio, OnlineOnline [sound recording]
Author
Yap, Tony, 1956-, Interviewee
 
Online Access
Access Conditions Access open for research, personal copies and public use. 
Description 2012 
2 sound files (ca. 121 min.) 
Technical Details

Mode of access: Online. 

Summary

Tony Yap born in a fishing village, Malacca, Malaysia, talks about his early memories of the sea; Malaysian Independence, multiculturalism; his mother’s Javanese heritage; his Chinese-Irish father; his own ethnicity and heritage; his family; his education; the 1960's post independence struggle; Daoism; his parents conversion to Christianity; his spirituality and identity; Kuala Lumpur; RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology); becoming 'Tony'; his job seeking and money; Warrnambool Academy of Arts Education; church and religion; his cultural difference; sexuality; marriage; his independence; being an assistant curator at Art Gallery of Warrnambool; his graphic designs for History of Horsham; Horsham Contemporary Art Group; his interest in working with the body as medium of expression; his first solo show 'Transition'; academia; taking courses in art and dance in 1986; joining IRAA (Institute of Research in the Anthropology of the Actor); his early performances; his Asian identity in dance; performing nationally and internationally with IRAA; his experiences with Dionysus Company in Italy; Europe; his private life; rediscovering Malaysian food culture; travelling to Germany and Malaysia; his transition from IRAA to Tony Yap Company; meeting Yumi Umiumare; considering leaving theatre and returning to design; his father; Decay of Angels; winning Green Room Award; Michael Kantor; Beyond Butoh festival; exploring shamanistic forms of local Malaysian and unique Malaccan practice; creating Zero Zero with Umiumare; Eulogy for the Living; Malacca Festival for independent artists; family secrets; DFAT (Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade); Tony Yap Company; funding; creating Rasa Sayang; collaboration with Malaysia; discovering the changing body and the authentic body in dance.

Notes

Recorded on 5 June 2012 in Brunswick, Vic.

Index/Finding Aid Note Timed summary (5 p.) and corrected transcript (typescript, 53 leaves) 
Subjects Yap, Tony, - 1956- - Interviews.  |  Dancers - Australia - Interviews.  |  Choreographers - Australia - Interviews.  |  Modern dance - Australia.
Occupation Dancers.  |  Choreographers.
Other authors/contributors Eckersall, Peter, 1960-, Interviewer

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