Rathimalar Govindarajoo was in Mapping and Cerita Pendik Day 2 (25 Nov), Melaka Art & Performance Festival.

More Info: http://melakafestival.com

Photos by Ee Robert, Marie Martret, and Jimmie Busby




Thank you KLEX 2017! This year, they received 180 submissions from various parts of the world, and the curatorial team has finally selected 30 works to be screened in the festival. Congratulations to us! Our work “Blue” has been selected!

Blue – a short underwater film by Lesly Leon Lee
Dancer : Rathimalar Govindarajoo
Music by : Coruz Hooks Edwin Anand
Link: https://youtu.be/SY6dbo2Jqsg



An experimental underwater project that explores Indian classical motifs with contemporary form.

Cinematographer & Editor : Lesly Leon Lee https://www.youtube.com/user/monkimajik


Music Composer: Edwin Anand aka Coruz Hooks

Dancer & Choreographer : Rathimalar Govindarajoo






The much awaited music video by Vix Chandra @iamsayla – UNWELCOMED

Freedom of speech and social equality matters. A calling for a revolution and cultural transformation, even in our habits of ordinary interaction.
Through art we communicate ideas with intent. Never have I worked in something so controversial and fragile – an exploration of artistic activism…. It is important to share, find ways to bridge cultural gaps without contentious attitudes and antagonistic behaviour, get rid of social hierarchy, discrimination, exclusion and oppression! – Rathimalar Govindarajoo

Full video:

Unwelcomed.http://sayla.spacefeat. Abi Manyu, Rathimalar Govindarajoo , Deeveshh IZl ,Selvendrrah Krishnandirected by Nasri Lian + Groundhousedot connector: Ling Chencostume: Roova Li Juan

Posted by Vix Chandra on 18hb Oktober 2017

The making:



rehab-reworked for Borak Arts Series 2017

rehab – reworked photos and story by my nieces, Natassha Teo Shiu Lynn and Nadhine Teo. More stories on their blog: http://fernandlynn.blogspot.my/

Photo by S. Magendran & Grey Yeoh

I’m grateful to have danced with Mohd Fauzi Bin Amirudinand for this opportunity of creative exchange and sharing.

rebirth. renew. release. recover. rediscover.

First created in collaboration with January Low, reworked with Mohd Fauzi Bin Amirudin for Borak Arts Festival (14th Oct 2017 @ 10am)

Rehab-Reworked Youtube Playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLNTGZ66bNBO903gVVauo8JaZM9ZyoyAOk

Borak Show https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vqas0txFqkk&list=PLNTGZ66bNBO903gVVauo8JaZM9ZyoyAOk



Bodh The Journey

Saree Art Exhibition coming soon!
7th October @ Ilham Gallery
Saree Designers: Deepika & Sikha
Artistic Director: WeiJun Loh
Artistic Advisor: Sivarajah Natarajan
Photographer: S. Magendran
Videographer: Raymond
Make-up Artist: Dr Rajavel Neelamekan
Dancers: Rathimalar, Tan Mei Mei & WeiJun Loh


Music Video COMING SOON!


 Unwelcomed By Vix Chandra 

Music: Unwelcomed is a stand-alone song by Vix Chandra

Music Video: Nasri Lian (Director/Editor)

Designer/Artist: Roovaa Li Juan

Dancer/Choreograoher: Rathimalar Govindarajoo





Entranced: An Evening with a Ghost

A haunting weave of dance, installations, visuals, sounds and vocals. This mixed media production brought together – for the first time – two forms that are, on the surface, completely different in approach: the dynamism of contemporary Southeast Asian trance-ritual; and the ancient Japanese Noh drama traditions of restraint and potential. And yet there was also commonalities and cohesions in the two forms. At its centre, Entranced explored the archetypal and metaphorical significance of the ghost as it inhabits the shared worlds of ritual ceremonies and Noh principles that relate to dreams, supernatural worlds, guardian spirits, and the host of heroes and heroines. The result is a hypnotic, eclectic piece of choreography and movement featuring the performer Aida Redza and Noh master Naohiko Umewaka, with the dancers Rathimalar Govindarajoo and Kaede Takaya. Visual mapping by Ammar Khalifa and Toh Kim Khiang, soundscapes by Tadashi Yonago and Syahreez Redza, set installations by Neoh Chai Liang Alvin and lighting by Joie Koo create ghostly sounds and visuals – of entranced love between theliving and the non-living, between mortals and immortals. And everything is overlaid with the drifting poetic raptures of A. Samad Said.

→ Sun 3 2017 Sept at 3pm
→ Theatre KuAsh @ Pusat Kreatif Kanak-kanak Tuanku Bainun
→ DiverseCity KL International Arts Festival 2017
→ Presented by: Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio and 造心厂剧坊 (ZXC Theatre Troupe)
→ In association with TradeWinds Arts Exchange
→ Supported by The Japan Foundation, Kuala Lumpur, Gerakbudaya Bookshop – Penang, Sinkeh, LUMA, Gurney Paragon Mall, Euphoria Penang Modern Dance Ensemble, Epson and Allspire Photography
Photo: Joie Koo



 AUGUST 2017


















Live Stream :


NOW Live

Posted by Rathimalar Govindarajoo on Sunday, 20 August 2017

Samprati by Rathimalar Govindarajoo @ Now Theatre

Dance In The Now – Is a variety of Contemporary Solo(s) impromptu(s) Show by various artists – by ‘chance concept’ to live music. This will showcase what it is like creating something on the spot – A Conceptual and Performative Improvisation of Dance and Music.

The idea is to show how a creative process is done in dance choreography – i.e the Merce Cunningham’s technique of choreography by chance – random movements by tossing a coin.

This is a challenging task for each and every dancer/choreographer. Several experienced dancer artists are chosen to explore this idea to experiment and play, to see how this will encourage dancers/choreographers to share and discuss their creative processes with their different and diverse dance experiences and trainings. It is an initiative in coming together, to encourage discussions by sharing and collaborating ideas with concepts in dance and its creative process. 

Free entrance for audiences, donation is more than welcome!

Date: 19th & 20th August 2017
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Now Theatre

If you would like to participate in this dance exploration, please do contact Rathimalar at rathimalar.govindarajoo@gmail.com





JULY 2017

Suara Gunungan

Suara Gunungan – Concept and Direction by Sivarajah Natarajan, performed by Rathimalar & Mohd Kamrulbaharin Hussin. 

Dress rehearsal of Suara Gunungan for GUNUNGAN – an exhibition of paintings by Mohd Suhailli @ Sutra Gallery which will open on Friday the 7th of July 2017 at 8.30pm.



MARCH 2017

Rebab will be presented once again for Dancing In Place 2017.

Re-Creating Rebab on UMa Dancers (UM students) for Rimbun Dahan’s Dancing In Place 2017 (Sat18th & Sun19th March)

Title: Rebab

Performers: Rathimalar Govindarajoo partnered by Weijun Loh and in collaboration with the UMa dancers.

Rebab – inspired by the ‘Main Putri’ and the ‘Makyong’.. The concept dwells around the word “Gerhana” as the churning of the ocean where immortality is obtained, and Gods dance where the Moon is eaten by the snake, and a dragon is split to two as Rahu and Kethu…

The creative process included structured improvisational tasks that formed their movements R & D in collaboration with the UMa dancers.

Music by Edwin Anand aka Coruz Hooks

Click the link for more info: Dancing In Place 2017




Collaboration work:
Photographer: Kenny Loh Photography, Born In Malaysia
Painter-Artist: Ruby Subramaniam