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Malaysian and Singaporean Night
Sunday 15 March at 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm
Unfortunately due to current situation in the UK the organisers have taken the hard decision to cancel this event. If you bought the ticket – the Society will be in touch with you directly.
First of all, we want to apologise for the short notice as well as the inconvenience and disappointment that this message will bring. However, amidst the current situation in the UK, we believe that it would be best to take necessary precautions. Hence, we have made the difficult decision to cancel the show.
We would like to apologise for any prior travel plans or schedules that we have disrupted with this. This is a disappointing time for the entire production team as well, after months of hard work. Thus, we hope to seek for everyone’s kind understanding to the situation at hand.
Once again, we’d like to apologise for the abrupt cancellation of MS Night and hope that everyone stays spirited and healthy in these trying times.
If you have any questions, do not hesitate to drop us a message and we will get back to you as soon as we can!
Thank you for your kind understanding.
Bristol MS Night 2020
In partnership with The Malaysian and Singaporean Students’ Association and Malay Cultural Society, the Global Lounge invites you to their exclusive theatre show with unforgettable dance and music performances.
*Accessibility is important to the Global Lounge. If you are experiencing financial hardship which prevents you from accessing this event, you can apply for a free ticket here.
MS Night 2020 is an annual cultural arts production jointly produced by the Malaysian-Singaporean Student Association and the Malay Cultural Society. It is a collaborative effort between the two societies; coming together to celebrate and express their heritage through cultural dance performances from wonderfully talented dancers, alongside a stage play, brought to life by their esteemed actors.
Throughout the night, there will be performances from the Malaysian and Singaporean students showcasing local culture and from other societies including the University of Bristol’s Chinese Lion Dance Troupe, Bollywood Dance Society and the Malay Cultural Society. The main highlight of the night is “Descension”.
Starting the night off will be the lion dance performance, a traditional Chinese dance where performers mimic a lion’s movements in a lion costume to bring good luck and fortune.
Throughout the night, we will have an original piece choreographed with elements of traditional Malay dance such as Zapin, Asli, Inang and Joget. These dances are performed usually during occasions where families and friends come together to celebrate a happy time such as during a wedding or during festivals. The dance ranges from high tempo in songs for Zapin and to graceful and elegant moves in Asli. This is truly a piece not to be missed!
This is followed by a Bollywood dance performance. Originating from India, by the 1980s, it started to incorporate Western dances such as Hip-Hop, in addition to using bigger troupes and more intricate costumes, giving it a fun take on creative storytelling.
Lastly, the main highlight of the night will be “Descension” written and directed by University of Bristol students. The play revolves around the pressure that the four main characters feel from society, their parents and themselves. This mimics the environment that many of these students feel as well the tough decisions that they will have to face through adulthood.