Tony Yap

Born in Malaysia, an accomplished dancer, director, choreographer and visual artist, Tony was one of the principal performers with IRAA Theatre (1989-1996). He has committed to the exploration and creation of an individual dance theatre language that is informed by psychophysical research, Asian shamanistic trance dance, Butoh, vocal extensions. Tony has received numerous nominations and awards including The Decay of the Angel; which won him a Green Room Award for Best Male Dancer. He has been a leading figure in inter-cultural discourse and received Asialink residential grants to work in Indonesia in 2005 and 2008 with a dance fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts.

Tony is the founding Creative Director of MAP Fest.