I remember when I was 10 years old; I went to an audition for Tarian Rampaian Melayu at this one particular place. And they didn’t choose me. No, I wasn’t sad. But, I was traumatized because the way they ‘eliminated’ me from the audition was so bad I cannot forget. The critic was so harsh, hard for a 10 years old kid to internalize. So, I never went to any dance audition since then…
…until I come to Gaya. Yeah, after 10 solid years, I finally succeeded in overcoming my traumatic experience with dancing. I forced myself to say yes when my friend asked me to join the Sumazau team for ‘Pesta Angpau’ more than a year ago. Gee, I enjoyed every moment of our performance! So, I started taking a bolder step by saying ‘yes’ to Indian Dance performance. Sadly, my first experience with Indian Dance wasn’t that great. Haha..In fact, I couldn’t forget the disappointed faces of the lecturers looking at out terrible performance. But I guess, I’ve become more matured in handling it, I didn’t feel discourage at all. I acknowledged all the criticisms with a very positive manner, and I told myself that very day, I must make up what I’ve done wrong.
So, when I heard about the college searching for dancers for “Golden Jubilee” celebration, I tried my luck in Indian Dance again. I had the urge to do my best and I really felt that I have to show the lecturers that I am not that bad in dancing. And ooh! we made it! :D 3 weeks of ‘torturing’ practices, but it's worth the sweats! :D
So here, I am happily sharing with you our dance performance. It’s not perfect, but we’ve tried our very best. We are so proud of ourselves!! Indian dance is very hard to learn you know!
Hope you enjoy it! XOXO