Highlight of Rasa Melaka
The RASA-CITY Series is a cultural window allowing tourists a peek into Malaysian cultures. "RASA Melaka The Musical” is the very first production of the series, making the ancient city of Melaka its very first stop. The role Melaka plays in Malaysia culture and history is undeniably important, considering it is often the very first place for tourists to get to know Malaysia. Being a 600-year-old city, Melaka has been through ups and downs, leaving it a cauldron of various treasured memories, boiling down to the very essence of the nation’s culture and civilisation.
This 60-minute musical with beautiful folkloric music will enchant, soothe, and nourish the body and soul of the audience.
Dr Deric Gan
6-Time Best Director Winner
Both Cameronian Arts Award & ADA Drama Award
Beijing-Based Malaysian Director
Muka Space, Co-Founder & Artistic Director
Dr Deric Gan is the first malaysian to have a PHD in theatre and chinese traditional opera from the highest arts institution in China - the central academy of drama in Beijing, China. He worked as a director & playwright at the national theatre company of China, and lectures at the China National Centre for the performing arts.
In 2010, he founded "Life Performing Study", with his decade-long professional teaching experience in acting and directing. He has been invoted to Europe many times to participate in international drama exchange activities. Till this day, he has directed more than 50 professional theatre productions. His directional works feature the delicate emotional expressions through acting, dynamic scenography and integration of chinese and western cultures. He won numerous awards in recent years.
In 2017, he won 2-year streak in best director in both Cameronian Art Awards and 4-year streak in ADA Drama Award with "The Dawns Here Are Quiet", "Richard III" & "Peking Man".