Dr. A.S. Hardy Shafii

Staff Academic Hardy  

Dean
Senior Lecturer (DS52)
[Drama & Theatre Dept.]

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BIODATA  
A.S. Hardy Shafii trained in acting at Goldsmiths’ College, University of London during his M.A. degree in ‘Performance Studies’ in 1994-1995 and completed his Ph.D. in 2004 at School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia. His recent academic publication was published in 2015 titled “Makyung: Perspectives on Malaysia’s Traditional Theatre” by the Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka. As a theatre director, he has ventured into different types of theatre genres ranging from absurd (‘It is Not A Suicide’ in Vietnam, 2013), tragedy (‘Hamlet’, 2014 at Penangpac), traditional theatre (‘Boria Jawi Peranakan’, 2014), experimental to a devised play titled ‘Reflections On anOTHER’ performed in Shanghai, China (2014), ‘ The Sound of Silence’ in Singapore (2015) and in New Delhi, India (2016).  Currently, he is the Dean of School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM).

EDUCATION  

Ph.D in Management of Malay Traditional Theatre Mak Yong Kelantan (“Pengurusan Teater Tradisional Mak Yong Kelantan” . Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM, 2004)

 M.A. in Performance Studies (Goldsmiths’ College, University of London, 1995)

B.A. (Hons.) in History & Literature (USM, 1993)

CURRENT PROFESSIONAL STATUS

Dean, School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 31 October 2017 – 31 December 2018

Director of Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 31 October 2017 – 31 December 2018

Deputy Dean (Research, Graduates & Linkages) at the School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 1 January 2016 – 30 October 2017

Deputy Dean (Research & Postgraduate Studies) at the School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 1 January 2013 – 31 December 2015

Deputy Dean (Research & Post Graduate Studies) at the School of The Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Penang, Malaysia, 1& Theatre Department, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia), 2005 – 2009.

Expertise

EXPERTISE

  • Makyung & traditional theatre
  • Directing & acting
  • Theatre management

Teaching

Level 100

  • Introduction To Drama & Theatre
  • Fundamentals Acting
  • Academic Exercise
  • Production Management
  • Oral Skills For TESOL

Level 200

  • Intermediate Directing
  • Research Methodology
  • History of Western Theatre
  • Thinking Techniques

Level 300

  • Advanced Acting
  • Industrial Training (Co-ordinator)

Level 400

  • Final Year Project (Supervisor)

Level 500

  • Research Methodology & Studio Practise

Research

RESEARCH

“Locating the Contemporary Identity of Makyung: Interrogating the Development of Makyung as Performance in the South-East Asian Region”. Principal Investigator. (Research University Grant (R.U.) 2017-2019.

“A Framework of Natural and Cultural Heritage in the Malaysian Waterfront Cities”. (TRGS, Ministry of Higher Education Grant Scheme, 2016-2019).

“Repositioning Malay Heritage Tourism in the Inner City of George Town” Global Challenge Initiative Grant, USM (2017-2019).

“Pembangunan Animasi 2D repertoire Makyung “Dewa Miuda”. Principal Investigator (Short-Term Grant, USM), Sept 2014-31 Ogos 2016.

USM “H.E.A.R.T.” Project (Health Engagement Throught Art), BJIM Grant 2013-2014.

“Conceptualising Local Knowledge: A Study of Sustainable Values in Local Wisdon And Indigenous Science” (LRGS: Long Term Research Grant, Ministry of Higher Education), 2012. RM7.2 million.

“Capturing the Tacit Knowledge Among Master Puppeteers in Malaysian Shadow Plays” (FRGS: Fundamentals Research Grant Scheme, Ministry of Higher Education) 2012. RM50,000.00.

“A Comparative Studies On Contemporary Islamic-Related Performing Arts (Based On Islamic Teachings and Western Views on Theatre, Films and Pop Songs)”. Research University Grant (1 December 2011 - 30 November 2013), RM80,000.00.

“Enhancing Learning and Problem Solving Skills Through My-PBS (Multi Disciplinary Problem Based Scenarios Program)”. Research University Grant, USM (15 April 2009- 14 April 2011)

“Sustaining The Malaysian Performing Arts of Bangsawan and Mak Yong: Developing A Virtual Heritage Resource Package” (Research University Grant, USM) (2008-2010)

 “Documenting And Packaging The Multicultural Traditions of Penang: Piloting Creative Ways To Promote Cultural Tourism That Is Sustainable ” (Research University Grant, USM) (2008-2010)

“Sustainability of Boria’s Performance in Penang”. Principal Investigator. Incentive Grant, USM, 2010.

“The Management of Commercial Mak Yong in 1950-1960s in Kelantan”. Principal Investigator. Incentive Grant, USM, 2005.

 

Publication

  • PUBLICATIONS

    Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Malaysian Traditional Healing Performance Practices: A Brief Overview” by Nurul Farhana Low, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii (Eds). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    The Mind, Body, Spirits and Soul in Traditional Healing: A Perspective of Bageh” by Mumtaz Begum, Pravina Manoharan, A.S. Hardy Shafii in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    The Mystical Gethering Between the Supernatural, Physical and the Nether World of Main Teri among the Malay Community” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Solehah Ishak, Nurul Farhana Low in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Thaipusam: A Journey in Spiritual Healing” by Pravina Manoharan, Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    The Structure of Healing Ritual: The Bebayuh’s Diagnostic Art and the Seladai Dance” in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Shamanistic Intermediaries in the Performance Healing Rituals of Main Teri, Sewang and Bobohizan” by Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Solehah Ishak, Mumtaz Begum in Locating The Soul of Healing Performance in Malaysia. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Masyarakat Nusantara dalam Budaya, Warisan dan Sejarah. Nazarudin Zainun, A.S. Hardy Shafii (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Pencahayaan dalam Reka Bentuk Pementasan Wayang Kulit Melayu Kelantan” in Masyarakat Nusantara dalam Budaya, Warisan dan Sejarah. Nazarudin Zainun, A.S. Hardy Shafii (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Nusantara daripada Pelbagai Perspektif Kearifan Tempatan. Nazarudin Zainun, A.S. Hardy Shafii. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Sejarah Pedalangan Wayang Melayu” by Che Mat Jusoh, A.S. Hardy Shafii in Nusantara daripada Pelbagai Perspektif Kearifan Tempatan. Nazarudin Zainun, A.S. Hardy Shafii. (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Akal Budi Melayu dalam Bahasa dan Sastera Moden. Rahimah A. Hamid, A.S. Hardy Shafii (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Patung-Patung: Kearifan Tempatan dalam Menterjemah Dilema Melayu Melalui Pementasan Drama Eksperimental Malaysia Dekad 1970-an” by A.S. Hardy Shafii in Akal Budi Melayu dalam Bahasa dan Sastera Moden. Rahimah A. Hamid, A.S. Hardy Shafii (Editors). Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM, 2017.

    Management Style of Kelantan Mak Yong” by A.S. Hardy Shafii in Mak Yong Malaysian Legacy World Heritage. Edited by Mohamed Ghouse Nasurudin. Kuala Lumpur: Department of National Heritage, Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, 2017.

    Makyung Titis Sakti: Reflections on Malay Traditional Performance, Culture and the Malay Worldview through an Adaptation of Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream”. Nurul Farhana Low and A.S. Hardy Shafii in Shakespeare’s Asian Journeys: Critical Encounters, Cultural Geographies, and the Politics of Travel. Edited by Bi-qi Beatrice Lei, Judy Celine Ick, and Poonam Trivedi.. New York: Routledge, 2017.

    Makyung: Perspectives On Malaysia’s Traditional Theatre. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Jason-Tye, and Shanti Balraj (Editors). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2015.

    The Historical Journey of Makyung”” in Makyung: Perspectives On Malaysia’s Traditional Theatre. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Jason-Tye, and Shanti Balraj (Editors). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2015.

    Management of Makyung: Adapting To Changing Times & Practicesin Mak Yong: Perspectives On Malaysia’s Traditional Theatre. A.S. Hardy Shafii, Jason-Tye, and Shanti Balraj (Editors). Kuala Lumpur: Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, 2015.

    A Midsummer Night’s Dream Dissected Through Philosophy, Geographical Information System Mapping of Dance and Choreography: An Experimental Process. Mumtaz Begum, Tarmiji Masron, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Muhizam Mustafa, Nurul Farhana Low. Penang: Penerbit USM, 2014.

    Looking Back To The Past: Revival of Traditional Food Packaging. Muhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Sumetha Nagalingam, Jason Tye-Kong Chiang, Jasni Dolah. Penang: Penerbit USM, 2014.

    The Convergence of the Performing and the Creative Arts: Reimagining Methodologies and Traditions. Tan Sooi Beng, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Izmer Ahmad and Muhizam Mustafa (Editors). Penang: Penerbit USM, 2013.

    “The Integration of Performance and Creative Arts in the Development of Multi-Disciplinary Problem-Based Scenario (My-PBS)”. Mona Masood, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Hairul Nizam Ismail in The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts: Reimagining Methodologies and Traditions. Tan Sooi Beng, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Izmer Ahmad and Muhizam Mustafa (Editors). Penang: Penerbit USM, 2013.

    “Dancing with the Gods: Dance in 8.8” by Mumtaz Begum, A S Hardy Shafii, Kipli Abdul Rahman, Johan Othman in The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts: Reimagining Methodologies and Traditions. Tan Sooi Beng, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Izmer Ahmad and Muhizam Mustafa (Editors). Penang: Penerbit USM, 2013.

    “Transdisciplinarity As Research”: Selection of Papers from the 1st School of the Arts Research Colloquium by Sarena Abdullah, Aris Ahmad and A.S. Hardy Shafii. Penang: School of the Arts, USM, 2012.

    “Research Proposal Writing” by A.S. Hardy Shafii and Muhizam Mustafa in “Transdisciplinarity As Research”: Selection of Papers from the 1st School of the Arts Research Colloquium.Penang: School of the Arts, USM, 2012.

    Sustainability of Boria in Penang” in The Multicultural Performing Arts, Crafts, Festivals and Food of Penang. Tan Sooi Beng (Ed.) Pulau Pinang: School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.

    Makyung: Stage Management” in “Makyung: The Mystical Heritage of Malaysia”. Institut Terjemahan Negara, Malaysia. 2011.

    “Typology of Malaysia’s Public Art in Post-Colonial Settings” by Muhizam Mustafa and A.S. Hardy Shafii, The International Journal of the Arts in Society, 2011.

    Yesterday: Now ShowingThe Leader, December 2008 Vol.3 No. 4, page 63-65.

    The Management of Mak Yong Commercial Theatre In Kelantan, Malaysia”, published in Wacana Seni, Journal of Arts Discourse. Pulau Pinang: Penerbit USM Vol. 3, 2004, page 31-60.

     

    PROCEEDINGS / WORKING PAPER

    “The Healing Ritual Context of the Magunatip Dance of the Murut in Sabah, Malaysia” by Low Kok On, Suhaimi Magi, Supyan Hussin, A.S. Hardy Shafii. MDSG International Conferences, Krabi, Thailand, March 2017.

    Babalian and Community Rituals of Dusun Tatana Ethnic in Sabah” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Solehah Ishak, Hazman Hassan. International Soft Science (ISSC), Langkawi 11-14th April 2016.

    Ritualistic of Bebayuh” by Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mohammed Ghouse Nasuruddin. 5th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK), 14-16 October, Bandung 2015.

    Community Rituals among Dusun Tatana Ethnic in Sabah, Malaysia” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum, Hazman Hassan. 5th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK), 14-16 October, Bandung 2015.

    Pencahayaan dalam Reka Bentuk Pementasan Wayang Kulit Melayu Kelantan” by Azrul Azizi, Azizi Bahauddin, A.S. Hardy Shafii. 5th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK), 14-16 October, Bandung 2015.

    Quo Vadis Perubatan Alternatif: Kearifan Tempatan atau Pseudo-Sains?” by Hazman Hassan, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mohammed Ghouse Nasuruddin, Nurul Farhana Low, Mumtaz Begum, Solehah Ishak, Mohd. Kipli Abdul Rahman. 5th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK), 14-16 October, Bandung 2015.

    Politics of Culture and Shakespeare in Malaysia: a Critical Survey of Selected Adaptations” by Nurul Farhana Low and A.S. Hardy Shafii. Shakespearean Journeys: The Inaugural Conference of the Asian Shakespeare Association,National Taiwan University National Taiwan Normal University 15-18 May 2014.

    Adoption of Nanotechnology Images in Traditional Malay Puppet Designs and Shakespeare play of A Midsummer Night’s Dream by using Holographic Projectionby Norzaini Zainal, Nurul Farhana Low, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Norfarizah Mohd. Bakhir, Mohd. Kipli Abdul Rahman. 5th Annual International Conference on Visual and Performing Arts, Greece, 2014.

    “Manifestation of Concepts of Quantum Physics Through Traditional Malay Performance Elements and Shakespeare: A Case Study of A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Norzaini Zainal, Nurul Farhana Low, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Norfarizah Mohd. Bakhir, Mohd. Kipli Abdul Rahman. Regional Conference on Local Knowledge “Sinergi. Kelestarian. Dinamisme”, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, 12-13 October 2014.

    Ritual Sewang Perubatan: Refleksi Budaya dan Kepercayaan Orang Asli” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum, Mohd. Ghouse Nasuruddin, Nur Hilyati Ramli. Regional Conference on Local Knowledge “Sinergi. Kelestarian. Dinamisme”, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, 12-13 October 2014.

    “The Mind, Body, Soul and Spirits in Traditional Healing: A Perspective of Bageh” by Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin. Regional Conference on Local Knowledge “Sinergi. Kelestarian. Dinamisme”, Riverside Majestic Hotel, Kuching, Sarawak, 12-13 October 2014.

    The Actual Gathering of Main Puteri-Makyung Ritual” by A.S.Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum, Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin. Regional Conference on Local Knowledge “Strengthening Local Knowledge Through Globalisation”, Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, 6-8 October 2013.

    Bobohizan: The Spiritual Consultant Of The Kadazan Dusun Community ” by Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mohamed Ghouse Nasuruddin, Tang Sook Kuan. Regional Conference on Local Knowledge “Strengthening Local Knowledge Through Globalisation”, Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, 6-8 October 2013.

    “Recent issues on the Development of Performing Arts in Asean Region” at the International Seminar “Empowering Theories and Pedagogical Application of Languages and Arts”, organised by Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), 5-6 October 2013 at Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.

    “Creative Arts Therapy And Its Role in Tapping Children’s Potential” by Mumtaz Begum, Mohammed Ghouse, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Muhizam Mustafa. 3rd International Conference on Performing Arts as Creative Industries in Asia, 26-28 June 2013, Grand Borneo Hotel, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia.

    “Sustaining Makyung Beyond the Millenium: The Continuity of an Oral Tradition” by A.S. Hardy Shafii and Jason Tye. 8th International Conference On The Arts in Society, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, 24-26 June 2013

    “Makyung: The Malay Traditional Theatre and Its Survival” by A.S. Hardy Shafii and Jason Tye. 8th International Conference On The Arts in Society, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary, 24-26 June 2013

    “Simon Says Syndrome in Art and Design Education” by Muhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum and Azila Zainal. DRS Cumulus Oslo 2013, 2nd International Conference for Design Education Researchers, 14-17 May 2013, Oslo, Norway.

    “A Midsummer Night’s Dream (AMND) Dissected through Philosophy, GIS mapping of Dance and Choreography- An Experimental Process!” By Mumtaz Begum, A. S. Hardy Shafii, Aris Ahmad, Tarmiji Masron, Muhizam Mustafa, Nurul Farhana Low. Seminar Kearifan Tempatan, Jerejak Island Resort, Penang, Oktober 2012

    “Looking Back to the Past: Revival of Traditional Food Packaging” by Muhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Jason Tye, Jasni Dollah, Sumetha Nagalingam, Pusat Pengajian Seni,Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seminar Kearifan Tempatan, Jerejak Island Resort, Penang, Oktober 2012

    “Opportunity For Reinvention: Boria in Penang” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum Aboo Backer, Muhizam Mustafa, Seminar Warisan Nusantara, Sekolah Pengajian Seni, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 9-11 December 2011.

    “ ‘Simon Says Syndrome’ in Art and Design: Reflective Learning as Remedy” by Muhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Backer, 7th International Conference on the Arts in Society, Arts Conference 2012, University of Chester, United Kingdom.

    Dancing With The Gods: Dance in 8.8” by Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii, and Aris Ahmad, 2nd International Conference PACIA 2011 “Convergence in Performing & Creative Arts”, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 23-24 March 2011.

    The Integration of Performance and Creative Arts in the Development of Problem-Based Scenario (My-PBS)” by Mona Masood, A.S. Hardy Shafii and Hairul Nizam Ismail, 2nd International Conference PACIA 2011 “Convergence in Performing & Creative Arts”, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 23-24 March 2011.

    Tari Piring Sebagai Identitas Budaya Suku Minangkabau: Aktivitas dan Peranannya di Daerah Asal dan Rantau”, by Indrayuda dan A.S. Hardy Shafii, Universiti Malaya: 14 July, 2011.

    Paradigma Baru Dalam Pembelajaran Kesenian”, Indrayuda dan A.S. Hardy Shafii (proceeding in International Seminar on Instructional Innovation, Medan University, 6 February 2010).

    ICT and Video-Based Narrative Adventures to Enhance Problem Solving Skills” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Hairul Nizam Ismail, Lee Lay Wah, Muhammad Ali Shamsuddin, Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, Jasni Dollah and Mona Massod (proceeding at 3rd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention, Malaysia, 2009).

    Pengaplikasian Pendidikan Tari Berbentuk Pergerakan Kreatif Di Kalangan Pelajar Sekolah Menengah” oleh Mohamed Fazli & A.S. Hardy Shafii in Isu-Isu Sastera Dan Budaya, Low Kok On, Inon Shaharuddin A.R. and Esterlina Lazarus (ed.), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, page 193-200, 2009.

    Management of Traditional Theatre Mak Yong Kelantan”, 18th Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, July 6-8 2009.

    Patung-Patung: Dilema Melayu Dalam Pementasan Drama Eksperimental Malaysia Dekad 70-an”, Working Paper on Bicara Karya Sastera Negeri Pulau Pinang, 31 Mac 2009.

Recognitions

  • Invited Artist in Hong Kong to talk about Malaysian theatre scenario and devised play performed in Vietnam, Shanghai and Singapore at the Hong Kong Fringe Club in 2015.
  • Keynote Speaker. “Recent issues on the Development of Performing Arts in Asean Region” at the International Seminar “Empowering Theories and Pedagogical Application of Languages and Arts”, organised by Universitas Negeri Padang (UNP), 5-6 October 2013 at Pangeran Beach Hotel, Padang, West Sumatera, Indonesia.
  • Convenor for 6th International Conference on Local Knowledge (ICLK), St. Giles-Wembley, Penang, 27-28 July 2016
  • Convenor for 2nd PACIA 2011 International Conference The Convergence of the Performing and Creative Arts, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 2011.
  • MQA Self-Accreditation panel for UiTM 2015-2016.
  • Academic Consultant for video documentary on Makyung in Asean region produced by Allegro Rhythm Broadcasting, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Anugerah Perkhidmatan Cemerlang (APC), 2008.
  • UNESCO ITI-Chair Asia Pacific Region, Shanghai Theatre Academy, Shanghai, China
  • ITEX SILVER MEDAL, 22nd International Invention, Innovation And Technology Exhibition, Kuala Lumpur, 20-22 May 2011.
  • “Anugerah Khidmat Cemerlang” 2008 by Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
  • First Prize for Drama Competition: ‘ Contemporary Mak Yong’ at JKKN Pulau Pinang, Malaysia 2001.
  • Dean’s List (School of Humanities, Universiti Sains Malaysia), 1992

Communities

COMMUNITIES

  • Moderator for Women International Day 2014 organised by KANITA, USM, 11th March 2014, Kompleks Cahaya Siswa, USM.
  • Head Judge for Pertandingan Literasi Sains & Teknologi Negeri Pulau Pinang, (Science Drama Competition) SEAMEO RECSAM, Pulau Pinang, 6th August 2016; 29th August 2015; August 2014; 24th August 2013, 30th June 2012; 23rd of July 2011; 7th of August 2010; 18th of July 2009 and 2008.
  • Performance Coach for ‘Bintang USM’ finalist (singing competition) 2012 at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 3 November 2012.
  • Head Judge for “Pertandingan Ceritera Lestari” (Drama Competition) at the Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 29 July 2010 and 7 August 2009.
  • Judge for Singing Competiton “Pertandingan Nyanyian Bintang USM” at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 27 Mac 2009.
  • Choreographer for Malam Sanggar Sanjung 2008, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Equatorial Hotel, 24th of March 2009.
  • Judge for “Malam Citrawarna” at Stadium Olahraga, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 17 Mac 2009.
  • Artist-Facilitator in “ Artists In Schools ” 2005 Project, ‘Creative Rhythms Workshop’ at St. George’s School in Penang, 14-19th of March 2005.
  • Facilitator in ‘Anak-Anak Kota’ programme for Primary and Secondary Schools in Georgetown, Penang by Arts Education USM and Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) in Penang (2001-2005).
  • Jury for “Merdeka Idol” (Singing Competition) at KUKUM, Kangar, Perlis, 13 September 2005.
  • “ Mural Project ” in conjunction of Tsunami Aid Project by KUKUM (Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering) in April 2005.
  • Jury for singing competition “Gelombang 2004” in conjunction of 35th anniversary of USM at Dewan Budaya USM, School of Arts, 7th of August 2004.
  • Jury for singing competition “Malam GempaQ Indah Kembara”, USM, 25th of August 2004.
  • As facilitator and performer in sex education programme “ Respek ” in Secondary Schools of Penang (1999-2000).
  • School of the Arts and George Town World Heritage Incorporated, solo act titled “Nang Menora” performed for children aged 9-12 years old at Straits Studio, Armenian St, Penang, 6 July 2013.
  • Performance Coach for ‘Bintang USM’ finalist (singing competition) 2012 at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 3 November 2012.
  • MQA  (Malaysian Qualifications Agency) Panel 
  • Head Judge for Pertandingan Literasi Sains & Teknologi Negeri Pulau Pinang, (Science Drama Competition) SEAMEO RECSAM, Pulau Pinang, since 2008.
  • A Workshop & Lecture on “Stagecraft” at Institut Pendidikan Guru Malaysia  Kampus Sultan Abdul Halim(IPSAH), Sungai Petani, Kedah, 5-6 April 2009.
  • Jury for “Pertandingan Nyanyian Bintang USM” at the Dewan Budaya USM, 27th of March 2009.
  • A Lecture on “The Art of Stage Presentation” at the Dewan Budaya USM, 26th of March 2009.
  • Jury for “Malam Citrawarna” at Stadium Olahraga USM, 17th of March 2009.
  • Head Judge for “Pertandingan Ceritera Lestari” (Drama Competition) at the Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 29 July 2010 and 7 August 2009.
  • Judge for Singing Competiton “Pertandingan Nyanyian Bintang USM” at Dewan Budaya, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 27 Mac 2009.
  • Choreographer for Malam Sanggar Sanjung 2008, Unversiti Sains Malaysia (USM), Equatorial Hotel, 24th of March 2009.
  • Judge for “Malam Citrawarna” at Stadium Olahraga, Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM), 17 Mac 2009.
  • Facilitator for “Creative Storytelling Workshop” at Maktab Perguruan Persekutuan Pulau Pinang (3 & 9 August 2007)
  • Artist-Facilitator at UNESCO SEA Regional Teachers Training Workshop, “Seeing Through Young Eyes”, Penang (14 Jan – 21 Jan 2006)
  • Stage Management for “Merdeka Idol” (Singing Competition) at KUKUM, Kangar, Perlis, 13 September 2005.
  • Artist-Facilitator in “ Artists In Schools ” 2005 Project, ‘Creative Rhythms Workshop’ at St. George’s School in Penang, 14-19th of March 2005. 
  • Facilitator in ‘Anak-Anak Kota’ programme for Primary and Secondary Schools in Georgetown, Penang by Arts Education USM and Penang Heritage Trust (PHT) in Penang (2001-2005).
  • Jury for “Merdeka Idol” (Singing Competition) at KUKUM, Kangar, Perlis, 13 September 2005.
  • “Mural Project” in conjunction of Tsunami Aid Project by KUKUM (Northern Malaysia University College of Engineering) in April 2005.
  • Jury for singing competition “Gelombang 2004” in conjunction of 35th anniversary of USM at Dewan Budaya USM, School of Arts, 7th of August 2004.
  • Jury for singing competition “Malam GempaQ Indah Kembara”, USM, 25th of August 2004.

Others

PERFORMANCES

DANCE:

  • “Dancing With The Gods:  Dance in 8.8”” (Contemporary Dance).  Choreographed by A.S. Hardy, Mumtaz Begum Aris Ahmad and Mohd. Kipli A. Rahman, at 2nd International Conference PACIA 2011 “Convergence in Performing & Creative Arts”. Panggung Pelenggang Cahaya, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 23 March 2011.
  • “Soul of Nature” choreographed by A.S. Hardy, Mumtaz Begum and Mohd. Kipli A. Rahman at Malam Persada Kencana, Gurney Hotel, Penang, 13th of November 2009.
  • Dance Installation (Main Performer) titled “Ombak Naik, Tuah Menurun” by Aida Redza (based in Holland) at George Town, Penang, 24th-26th of January 2008.
  • Organised and choreographed dance performance for Vida Magazine Launching at Eastern & Oriental Hotel, Penang on the 29th of May 2004.
  • Choreographed “ Jentayu ”. Special performance for the Queen, Tun Dr. Siti Hasmah, Vice-Chancellor of USM, Tan Sri Prof. Datuk Dr. Dzulkifli Abd. Razak at Pasiban Agung, School Of the Arts, USM (August 2003).
  • Dance Choreography in Theatre Production “Kipas Tangan” by Yukio Mishima, directed by Umi Kalsum at Panggung Sasaran, USM (1994).
  • “Man Creator And Destroyer” choreographed by Dato’ Prof Emeritus Dr. Mohd. Ghouse Nasuruddin at Dewan Budaya in conjunction of USM’s 25th anniversary and to officiate the Dewan Budaya’s Hall in 1994.
  • Representing Malaysia for Asean Universities Folk Arts Festival (AUFAF) in Kuala Lumpur (1991) and Jakarta (1993).

THEATRE: DIRECTING

  • “Kiri Kanan” by A.S. Hardy Shafii as a Director at 9th UNESCO Asia Pacific Bond Theatre Directors’ &  Theatre Festival, National School of Drama , India, 19-25th Oct 2016. 
    “The Sound of Silence” by A.S. Hardy Shafii as a Director at 8th UNESCO International Theatre Festival, La Salle College of The Arts, Singapore, 5-12 June 2015.

  • “Hamlet” by Shakespeare as a Director, Penangpac, Straits Quay, Penang, 12-14 December 2014.
  • “Boria Jawi Peranakan” as a Director , 9th August 2014 at Town Hall, Penang.
  • “Reflections on anOTHER” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, as a Director for 2nd International Theatre Festival, Asia Pacific Region, International Theatre Institute (ITI) UNESCO, Shanghai, 10-17 May 2014, Shanghai Theatre Academy, China
  • “It Is Not Suicide” by Dinsman as a Director for 1st International Theatre Festival, Asia Pacific Region, International Theatre Institute (ITI) UNESCO, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam 5-11 September 2013.

ACTING

  • The Italian Restaurant” by Naohiko Umewaka, 26-27th of August 2017, George Town Festival 2017, The Loft, Church Street, Penang, Malaysia,
    Monologue performance, “Nang Menora” in conjunction of George Town Festival at Straits Studio, Armenian Street, 6 July 2015, Penang.

  • “The Monkey God” (Storytelling Act) in conjunction of the launching of Georgetown Heritage City Festival at Teow Chew Temple, Chulia Street, 7 July 2013, Penang.
  • Monologue in “Nang Menora” (Storytelling Act for children aged 9-12 years old) in conjunction of George Town Festival at Straits Studio, Armenian Street, 6 July 2013, Penang.
  • “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” by Shakespeare (As ‘Oberon’), directed by Aris Ahmad. Georgetown Festival, Penang Performing Arts Centre (PENPAC), Straits Quay, Penang, 14-16 July 2012.
  • “Ronggeng Merdeka” ( A Musical Theatre) (Front Of House Manager) in Balik Pulau, Air Itam, Teluk Bahang and Georgetown, Penang in May 2007.
  • “Hen Or Rooster” (Actor)  (Children Theatre) adapted from the Philippines’ short story.  Kuala Lumpur International Children Theatre Festival and Penang in August 2005. Director: Janet Pillai.
  • “The Adding Machine” (Actor: Mr. X) by Elmer L. Rice, directed by Kim Myung-Hee at Cochrane Theatre, London, 1996.
  • “The Wall Dog” by Manfred Karge (Main Actor), directed by Nesta Jones at George Wood Theatre, New Cross, London, 1995.
  •  “Richard III” by Shakespeare (as Richard III), directed by Nesta Jones at George Wood Theatre, New Cross, London, 1995.
  • “The Happiness Compartment” ( as a Cuban Pitcher), an original play by Stephen Dykes at Oval House Theatre, Oval, London, 1995 directed by Nesta Jones.
  • “Roaring Girls and Rude Boys” (Actor) (compilation plays of Aphra Behn, Marlowe, Shakespeare, Ben Johnson, John Gray, John Webster), directed by Nesta Jones at George Wood Theatre, New Cross, London, 1995.
  • “Fast Forward Don’t Stop” (Actor)  directed by Janet Pillai at Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1994.
  • Producer for “Salina” by A. Samad Said directed by Mazlan Tahir in Universiti Sains Malaysia, 1994.


MUSIC:

  • “Laras Bunyi” by Prof Dr. Tan Sooi Beng, as performer and musician at British Council, Kuala Lumpur, 1993.
  • “Muzik Bunyi-Bunyian” by Prof Dr. Tan Sooi Beng, as performer and musician at Panggung Sasaran, USM, 1993.
  • Tutor for Gamelan Class (practical classes) in School of Arts, USM (1993-1994).
  • Bonang player for USM’s Convocation from 1990-1992 and various functions in Penang, Perak, Kuala Lumpur and Pahang.

SCREEN PRODUCTIONS

  • Director, Editor & Scriptwriter.  “Sustainability of Boria in Penang”. Produced by School of the Arts, Unversiti Sains Malaysia for Research University Grant, October 2011.(ISBN 978-967-5418-12-9)
  • Co-Director. “BFF” (Best Friends Forever). Produced by PTPM (Centre for Instructional Technology and Multimedia ), Universiti Sains Malaysia, June 2010.
  • Actor in “Impian Ilyana 3” (June 2007) on TV3. Directed by Imri Nasution. Red Communications Production, Kuala Lumpur.
  • Actor in a video production “ Respek ”. Produced by Lena Lee, Red Communications Production in Kuala Lumpur 2001.

SPORTS

  • Head of Tennis (Zone 7, USM), for SUKJAB (Sukan Jabatan USM), 2012.
  • Bronze medal for Tennis MAKSAK Penang, 10 March 2012.


APPOINTMENT TO UNIVERSITIES

9 October 2004  

  • “Isu-Isu Mutakhir Dalam Seni Pertunjukan di ASEAN Pada Masa Kini”. Keynote Speaker at Pangeran Beach Hotel,Padang,Indonesia, 5-7 October 2013.
  • “The Actual Gathering of Main Puteri-Makyung Ritual” by A.S.Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum. International Conference on Local Knowledge, Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, 6-8 August 2013.
  • “Creative Arts Therapy and its Role in Tapping Children’s Potentials” by Mumtaz Begum Aboo Backer, Mohammed Ghouse Nasuruddin, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Muhizam Mustafa. International Conference on Local Knowledge, Sutra Beach Resort, Kuala Terengganu, Terengganu, 6-8 August 2013.
  • “Simon Says Syndrome” by Muhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum and Azila Zainal, 2nd International Conference For Design Education Researchers, Oslo, Norway, 14-17 May 2013.
  • A Midsummer Night’s Dream (AMND) Dissected through Philosophy, GIS mapping of Dance and Choreography- An Experimental Process! By Mumtaz Begum, A. S. Hardy Shafii, Aris Ahmad, Tarmiji Masron, Muhizam Mustafa, , Nurul Farhana Low. Seminar Kearifan Tempatan, Jerejak Island Resort, Penang, Oktober 2012
  • “Looking Back to the Past: Revival of Traditional Food Packaging”byMuhizam Mustafa, A.S. Hardy Shafii, Jason Tye, Jasni Dollah, Sumetha Nagalingam, Pusat Pengajian Seni,Universiti Sains Malaysia, Seminar Kearifan Tempatan, Jerejak Island Resort, Penang, Oktober 2012
  • “Opportunity For Reinvention: Boria in Penang” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Mumtaz Begum Aboo Backer, Muhizam Mustafa, Seminar Warisan Nusantara, Sekolah Pengajian Seni, Universiti Malaysia Sabah (UMS), 9-11 December 2011.
  • “Dancing With The Gods: Dance in 8.8” by Mumtaz Begum, A.S. Hardy Shafii, and Aris Ahmad, 2nd International Conference PACIA 2011 “Convergence in Performing & Creative Arts”, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 23-24 March 2011.
  • “The Integration of Performance and Creative Arts in the Development of Problem-Based Scenario (My-PBS)”by Mona Masood, A.S. Hardy Shafii and Hairul Nizam Ismail, 2nd International Conference PACIA 2011 “Convergence in Performing & Creative Arts”, School of the Arts, Universiti Sains Malaysia, 23-24 March 2011.
  • “Tari Piring Sebagai Identitas Budaya Suku Minangkabau: Aktivitas dan Peranannya di Daerah Asal dan Rantau”, by Indrayuda dan A.S. Hardy Shafii, Universiti Malaya: 14 July, 2011.
  • “Paradigma Baru Dalam Pembelajaran Kesenian”, Indrayuda dan A.S. Hardy Shafii (proceeding in International Seminar on Instructional Innovation, Medan University, 6 February 2010).
  • “ICT and Video-Based Narrative Adventures to Enhance Problem Solving Skills” by A.S. Hardy Shafii, Hairul Nizam Ismail, Lee Lay Wah, Muhammad Ali Shamsuddin, Muhammad Kamarul Kabilan, Jasni Dollah and Mona Massod (proceeding at 3rd International Malaysian Educational Technology Convention, Malaysia, 2009).
  • “Pengaplikasian Pendidikan Tari Berbentuk Pergerakan Kreatif Di Kalangan Pelajar Sekolah Menengah” oleh Mohamed Fazli & A.S. Hardy Shafii in Isu-Isu Sastera Dan Budaya, Low Kok On, Inon Shaharuddin A.R. and Esterlina Lazarus (ed.), Universiti Malaysia Sabah, page 193-200, 2009.
  • “Management of Traditional Theatre Mak Yong Kelantan”, 18th Biennial New Zealand Asian Studies Society International Conference, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, July 6-8 2009.
  • “Patung-Patung: Dilema Melayu Dalam Pementasan Drama Eksperimental Malaysia Dekad 70-an”, Working Paper on Bicara Karya Sastera Negeri Pulau Pinang, 31 Mac 2009. (04 - 653 3808)

Portfolios

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Storytelling Nang Menora

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Storytelling Nang Menora

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The Monkey God

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The Monkey God

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Reflections On An Other A Devised Play