DiDance is a dynamic dance centre that promotes classical Malay court dances as well as traditional and contemporary dance techniques.
Founded by Malaysian choreographer, educator, and dancer Dida Mallik, DiDance is a dance centre that aims to promote classical Malay court dances, as well as introduce traditional and contemporary dance techniques to its students.
Dida Mallik – Founder and the Artistic Director of DiDance. She also lectures at the Faculty of Performing Arts UiTM, Shah Alam and for three years has been one of the judges for the Cameronian Arts Awards organized by Kaki Seni.
Dance – Dida began dancing at early age and was trained in Malay classical court dance under the late Pak Cik Ismail Bakti, a highly respected dance master who specialized in Malay court dances, including the timeless Mak Yong.
She later mastered her modern and contemporary style under the acclaimed Mr. Ramli Ibrahim who is also her mentor. While living in Bali for over a year to master Balinese dance and music, she was awarded a special honour by the Puri Peliatan in Ubud Bali.
Besides performing with Grammy-award winning harpist and composer, Andreas Vollenweider during the opening night of his concert, ‘An Evening with Andreas Vollenweider and Friends’ in Bali, she was also invited to Brussels to dance for the opening night of The International Independent Film Festival. In 2006 and 2013 she was in Paris under the invitation of Malaysian Tourism Paris to perform her solo classical court dance.