FITA UiTM Malaysia won Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award

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FiTA Dance Theatre from the Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation (FiTA), Universiti Teknologi MARA Malaysia has entered the Short+Sweet Malaysia 2019: Dance Competition organised by Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Performers compete for a place in the Gala Finals where the winners will win prizes including the coveted Mercedes-Benz Award for Creative Excellence.

In the competition, FiTA has won :

  1. Best male dancer (Maizal Mazli b Mansor)
  2. Best supporting male dancer (Mohamad Taufiq b Hidir Adnin)
  3. Mercedes-Benz Malaysia Creative Excellence Award (Main Award)

All performances were choreographed by Muhammad Fairul Zahid, a lecturer from the Department of Theatre, FiTA.

Short+Sweet Malaysia is a performing arts platform to showcase aspiring talents in a highly creative, collaborative, competitive and professional environment. This innovative and fresh performing arts festival features categories in Theatre, Dance, Junior Dance, Musical, Stand-Up Comedy, Song & Film.

The Faculty of Film, Theatre and Animation or its acronym FiTA was established in 1998. The idea of ​​the establishment of FiTA was planned in 1997, which was in line with the current trend of creative industry development in Malaysia. FiTA now offers 15 academic programmes under a work-based learning platform.  This work-based learning is known as 2u1i (two years in university, one year in industry), a programme which aims to boost students’ learning experience based on industry knowledge combined with classroom learning.

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 Written by: Dr. Mohd Syuhaidi Abu Bakar (Deputy Dean of Research and Industry Network FiTA)