Dama Asia is a multiple award-winning bi-lingual theatre company. It aims to produce and present theatre works of the highest quality. Established in 1994, Dama – literally Big Horse in Mandarin – has presented over 50 productions to date. The company is well known for their blending of East-West harmonies in their musical performances.
Dama’s productions have been staged to critical acclaims and full houses in Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Australia and China. They have also showcased their works at international music festivals, including the WOMAD Singapore, Rainforest World Music Festival, Suzhou Silk & Bamboo Music Festival, Huayi Festival of Arts and Volvo World Music Festival.
Musical theatre works are the mainstay of Dama’s activities. The company has also expanded its creative works into plays, operas, education and entertainment services.
“Blown away by the raw emotion and powerful vocal” THE STAR
“Bowing to thunderous applause” NEW STRAITS TIMES
“Vibrant versatility” THE SUNDAY STAR
“Words may fail to capture the magic” THE SUN
“Unobtrusive grace” THE MALAY MAIL
“West End musical treatment” THE WEST AUSTRALIAN
“Beautiful live music” AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE
Boh Cameronian Awards
2002 Fragrance Of The Night: Best Ensemble Music Performance &
Tumasek Pewter Best Design Award (poster-postcard design by DDB International)
2003 Love Without End: Best Concert, Musical Theatre &
Tumasek Best Publicity Design Award (poster-postcard design by DDB International)
2004 Memories: Best Solo Performance - Voice, Tan Soo Suan &
Le Cabaret Shanghai - Tumasek Best Design Award (poster-postcard design by DDB International)
2005 September Tale: Best Solo Performance - Voice, Tan Soo Suan
2013 Empress Wu - The Musical: Best Direction (Pun Kai Loon), Best Actor In A Leading Role (Tan Soo Suan),
Best Actor In A Supporting Role (Charlene Meng), Best Costume Design & Make-up (Dominique Devorsine),
Best Choreographer (Wong Kit Yaw), Best Performance By An Ensemble