Tony Yap

Tony Yap
Creative Director 

born in Malaysia, is an accomplished dancer, director, choreographer and visual artist. Tony was one of the principle performers with IRAA Theatre (1989-1996). He has made a commitment to the exploration and creation of an individual dance theatre language that is informed by psychophysical research, Asian shamanistic trance dance, Butoh, Vocal extentions. 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 and a Dance fellowship from the Australia Council for the Arts. Tony is the founding Creative Director of MAP Fest.
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