Dancer Aida Redza’s short film captures the 'semangat' of padi

Aida says the short film examines the ‘inner spirit’ of rice in all its manifestations. Photo: Aida Redza

Dancer and choreographer Aida Redza is no stranger when it comes to creating collaborative multidisciplinary works involving rice.

What started as an on-site workshop process in Balik Pulau, Penang in 2015 evolved into various iterations over five years, including Moved By Padi (2016) at the George Town Festival and Wandering Padi (2019) at the Ansan Street Arts Festival in South Korea.

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