Death of a Malay-Muslim Female Dancer

Interview with Nadia Abdul Malek by Hasyimah Harith

When was your last Malay dance performance?

Dec 2013 - Sedekad production by Dian Dancers, choreographed by Abdul Yazid Juhuri, Amin Farid, Izwan and Azilla. I was 23 years old then.

What helps you decide to stop doing Malay dance professionally?

2014, when I was ready to settle down and focus on starting a family.

Share a photo that describes this turning point of deciding to stop practising Malay dance.

If I, Hasyimah Harith, want to continue practising and dancing Malay dance till 70 years old, what will you say to me?

Don’t let anything or anyone stop you, make them join you :)

Documented by Grace Baey
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