Curriculum Vitae

PERSONAL DETAILS

DR. PREMALATHA A/P THIAGARAJAN

  • Senior Lecturer

  • Dance Department
    Faculty of Creative Arts
  •    03-79677086
  •   premalatha@um.edu.my

BIOGRAPHY

Premalatha Thiagarajan is currently a senior lecturer and the Head of Dance Department, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya. Trained in the Indian classical dance of Bharata Natyam and Odissi, she has staged numerous dance performances and conducted workshops and lecture-demonstrations in Malaysia and abroad. She is the founder of Premalayaa Performing Arts, a company that specialises in Indian classical dance and music. She is a member of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, World Dance Alliance (WDA) and the Society of Dance History Scholars (SDHS). Through her numerous research publications, she has pioneered the study on Indian dance in Malaysia. 

ADMINISTRATIVE DUTIES
(Role),(Level),(Duration)
  • Deputy Dean of Undergraduate, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 11/10/2022 to present
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/10/2020 to 30/09/2022
  • E-learning Coordinator, Faculty, 01/01/2020 to present
  • Jawatankuasa Pengurusan Pusat Kebudayaan , Faculty, 01/08/2018 to 31/08/2022
  • Curator/Artistic Director KESUMA-UMa, Faculty, 04/05/2018 to 31/08/2022
  • Jawatankuasa Akademik (JKA) , Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/08/2022
  • Board Member Postgraduate Committee (JIT) , Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/08/2022
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/08/2022
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/10/2018 to 30/09/2020
  • Board Member Undergraduate Meeting JID, Faculty, 01/01/2018 to 31/08/2020
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2018 to 30/09/2018
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2016 to 31/07/2018
  • Curator/Artistic Director of Informal Dance Showcase, Faculty, 06/12/2017 to 06/12/2017
  • Curator of KESUMA-UMa Dance Showcase 2017 , Faculty, 18/05/2017 to 19/05/2017
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2015 to 31/07/2016
  • Ahli Panel Perwakilan Tatatertib, University Malaya, 26/05/2016 to 26/05/2016
  • Curator of UMa Dance Showcase May 2016, Faculty, 26/05/2016 to 27/05/2016
  • COORDINATOR, Faculty, 04/01/2016 to 30/12/2016
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Curator Kesuma Showcase 2015 , Faculty, 02/12/2015 to 02/12/2015
  • Ahli Jawatankuasa Pemilih Calon Slab Slai , Faculty, 22/09/2014 to 22/09/2015
  • Board Member for JID, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Board Member for Managament Meeting, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • PROGRAMME COORDINATOR, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Board Member for JIT, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Board Member of Research and Development Committee, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Board Member for Jawatankuasa Akademik, Faculty, 01/08/2014 to 31/07/2015
  • Penemuduga Program Ijazah Dasar and Asasi 2014/15, Faculty, 14/03/2014 to 14/03/2015
  • Board Member for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Examination, Faculty, 03/03/2014 to 02/03/2015
  • Committee Member for Jawatankuasa Akademik , Faculty, 31/01/2013 to 02/01/2015
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/07/2014 to 31/07/2014
  • Head of Department, UNIVERSITI MALAYA, 01/06/2013 to 30/06/2014
  • Curator of Kesuma Dance Showcase Semester 1 2014/15, Faculty, 03/12/2014 to 04/12/2014
  • Curator of UMa Dance Showcase Semester 2 2013/14, Faculty, 22/05/2014 to 23/05/2014
  • Board Member for Jawatankuasa Ijazah Tinggi, Faculty, 01/06/2013 to 01/06/2014
  • Board Member for Management Committee, Faculty, 01/06/2013 to 01/06/2014
  • Board Member for Jawatankuasa Ijazah Dasar, Faculty, 01/06/2013 to 01/06/2014
  • CHAIRMAN, Faculty, 01/06/2013 to 01/06/2014
  • Curator of Dance Showcase Kesuma Semester 1 2013/14, Faculty, 12/12/2013 to 13/12/2013
  • Curator of Dance Showcase Semester 2 2012/2013, Faculty, 15/05/2013 to 16/05/2013
ACADEMIC QUALIFICATION
(Qualification),(Field),(Institution),(Year)
  • PhD (Critical Dance Studies), PERFORMING ARTS IN DANCE(Tarian), UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, RIVERSIDE
  • MPA (Dance), SENI PERSEMBAHAN(TARI), UNIVERSITI MALAYA (UM)
  • BSc (Hons)(Resource Economics), SAINS(EKONOMI SUMBER), UNIVERSITI PUTRA MALAYSIA (UPM)
MEMBERSHIPS
(Organisation),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
  • Dance Studies Association , Member, 2020 to 2022 (International)
  • International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM), Member, 2019 to 2020 (International)
  • MyDance Alliance Malaysia, Active Member, 2017 to 2019 (National)
  • World Dance Alliance , Member, 2017 to 2018 (International)
SPECIALIZATION
(Area)
Area of Expertise
  • (Dance, Gender)
  • TEACHING
    (Course Title),(Level of Study),(Institution),(Academic Session)
    Teaching
  • RQA7008 - SEMINAR IN DANCE STUDIES, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 3 )
  • RIC3001 - FINAL YEAR PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • RIC3001 - FINAL YEAR PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • RIC1001 - Budaya Tari Dunia, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • RQA7001 - DANCE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • RQA7002 - RESEARCH PROJEK, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • RIC2020 - DANCE ETHNOLOGY SEMINAR, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • RIC1001 - WORLD DANCE CULTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • RIC2005 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ETHNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • RQA7007 - DANCE ETHNOGRAPHY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • RIC3001 - FINAL YEAR PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • RIX2002 - RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • RQA7002 - RESEARCH PROJEK, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2019/2020 - 2 )
  • RVX8001 - Advance Research Methodology, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • RRGA6108 - POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, Post Graduate (2018/2019 - 1 )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - )
  • RIC2012 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2018/2019 - 2 )
  • RRGA6108 - POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, Post Graduate (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • RIC2005 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ETHNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - )
  • RIC2020 - DANCE ETHNOLOGY SEMINAR, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • RTEA1101 - Budaya Tari Dunia, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - 1 )
  • RTEQ2107 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ETHNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • RIC1001 - WORLD DANCE CULTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2014/2015 - )
  • RTEQ3301 - DANCE ETHNOLOGY SEMINAR, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • RTEQ2107 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ETHNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • RRGA6108 - POSTGRADUATE RESEARCH METHODOLOGY FOR PERFORMING ARTS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • RTEQ3180 - Final Year Academic Project , First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • RTGA6101 - SEMINAR ON ETHNOCOREOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2016/2017 - 1 )
  • RTEQ2107 - INTRODUCTION TO DANCE ETHNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 2 )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - 1 )
  • RTEA1101 - WORLD DANCING CULTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2015/2016 - )
  • RIC1007 - Dance History, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • RIC2012 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree (2017/2018 - 2 )
  • RRGA6380 - STUDIES ON SPECIFIC TOPICS, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 2 )
  • RTEQ3301 - DANCE ETHNOLOGY SEMINAR, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2017/2018 - 1 )
  • RTEA3301 - SEMINAR ON DANCE ETNOLOGY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • RIC1007 - DANCE HISTORY, First Degree (2016/2017 - 2 )
  • RTEA1101 - WORLD DANCING CULTURE, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2013/2014 - 1 )
  • RTEQ3180 - FINAL YEAR ACADEMIC PROJECT, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • HVX8001 - ADVANCED RESEARCH METHODOLOGY, Post Graduate, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2020/2021 - 1 )
  • RTEA2376 - INDIAN CLASSICAL DANCE - BHARATA NATYAM, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • RTEA1102 - DANCE HISTORY, First Degree, UNIVERSITY MALAYA (2012/2013 - 2 )
  • PUBLICATIONS
    (Title of publication in APA style)
    Scopus
    2021
    • Jamu A.I., Thiagarajan P. (2021). Hegemonizing the Ajat Indu in Sarawak, Malaysia, Journal of Urban Culture Research. 23(), 168-185. doi:10.14456/jucr.2021.26
    2019
    • Thiagarajan, P. (2019). Kathoey Sub-culture and Ronggeng Dance at the Orak Lawoi Pelacak Festival in Southwest Thailand. Wacana Seni, 18, 25-47. doi: 10.21315/ws2019.18.2
    2017
    • Thiagarajan, P.; Cultural Centre, University of MalayaMalaysia; email: premalatha@um.edu.my
    • Thiagarajan, P. (2017). Gender and ethnicity in Indian classical dance in Malaysia. Asian Theatre Journal, 34(1), 97-121. doi: 10.1353/atj.2017.0006
    Refereed Journals
    2022
    • Mohd Hafzal Aziz & Thiagarajan, P. (2022). The Revitalization of Zapin Sebat in Sarawak by Majlis Seni Sarawak (MSS). Tirai Panggung (18):28-52.
    2021
    • Wong, J.S & Premalatha Thiagarajan. (2021). Choreographing Contemporary Dance with Objects in Asia: A Review of Literature and Performances. Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts.
    • Mohamad Khairi Mokthar & Premalatha Thiagarajan. (2021). Pengkategorian Tarian Terinai sebagai Tarian Istana, Tarian Klasik dan Tarian Rakyat. Tirai Panggung,, 17, 117-140.
    2020
    • Tan, C.C. & Thiagarajan, P. (2020). Teaching Dance to Kindergarten Children through School Concert Dance Performance: A Self-Review. Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Muhammad Zharif Azzudin bin Mohd Tahir & Thiagarajan,P. (2020). Tarian Sebagai Rehabilitasi: Kajian Kes Candy Girls Breast Cancer Support Group. Tirai Panggung, 16, 29-51. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Ernida Kadir, Thiagarajan,P.&Rosdeen Suboh. (2020). Tari Piring Sebagai Reinvensi Tradisi: Kreativiti Koreografer Perempuan Minangkabau Dalam Ruang Persembahan Baru. Tirai Panggung. 16, 121-141. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2019
    • Thiagarajan,P. (2019). Kathoey Sub-culture at the Orak Lawoi Pelacak Festival in Southwest Thailand. Wacana Seni. (SCOPUS)
    2018
    • Low, Sarah & Premalatha T. (2018). Visibility and Spectatorship in the Mak Nyah Night Club Dance Cabaret at Klang Valley. Tirai Panggung: Jurnal Seni Persembahan, 14,91-96. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2017
    • Azura Abas & Premalatha Thiagarajan. (2017). Pengkaryaan Feminisme Dalam Karya Tari Kontemporori Aida Redza: Taa (1997) don Zik,r (1996). Tirai Panggung, 13, 92-112. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    • Thiagarajan,Premalatha. 2017. Gender and Ethnicity in Indian Classical Dance in Malaysia. Asian Theatre Journal. 34 (1). (WoS)
    • Thiagarajan,P (2017). Move in Time: Male Dancers of Indian Classical Dance in Malaysia. Wacana Seni. Vol 16. (SCOPUS)
    2013
    • Prema's Solo "Margam Revisited" Indian Classical Dance Production
    • Thiagarajan,Premalatha. 2013. Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Hybridization in the Artistic Works of Umesh Shetty. In Dancing Mosaic: Issues on Dance Hybridity. Kuala Lumpur: Cultural Centre: 82-89. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2011
    • Thiagarajan,Premalatha. 2011. Bharatanatyam in Malaysia. In Sharing Identities: Celebrating Dance in Malaysia, ed. Mohd Anis Md Nor and Stephanie Burridge. London and India: Routledge Publication: 130-147. (SCOPUS)
    2009
    • Thiagarajan,Premalatha. 2009. Thaipusam Celebration in Malaysia: A Study on the Sacred Possession, Self- Mortification, and Trance Dance. In Tirai Panggung. Kuala Lumpur: Cultural Centre, University of Malaya 9: 67-85. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2005
    • Thiagarajan, Premalatha. "Male Dancers in the Malaysian Bharata Natyam Dance Scene." In Global & Local Dance in Performance: Asia Pacific International Dance Conference Monograph. Kuala Lumpur: Cultural Centre, University of Malaya: 249-266 (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2004
    • Thiagarajan, Premalatha. 2004. Indian Folk and Classical Dances. The Encyclopedia of Malaysia: Performing Arts, ed. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof. Kuala Lumpur: Didier Millet 8: 50-51. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    Book
    2020
    • Mohd Nasir Hashim, & Thiagarajan, P. (Eds). (2020). Tirai Panggung. Jilid 16. Kuala Lumpur: UM Press.
    2019
    • Mohd Nasir Hashim, & Thiagarajan, P. (Eds). (2019). Tirai Panggung. Jilid 15. Kuala Lumpur: UM Press.
    Book Chapter
    2022
    • Thiagarajan,P. (2022). Female Indian Classical Dance Practitioners in Malaysia: Labor and Visibility. In Premalatha Karupiah and Jacqueline Lisa Fernandez (Eds.), A Kaleidoscope of Malaysian Indian Women's Lived Experiences - Gender- ethnic Intersectionality and Cultural Socialisation. Springer Nature Singapore. Pte.Ltd.
    2020
    • Thiagarajan. P. (2019). Nurture Creativity and Interest in Dance Research among Tertiary Students. In Mohd Anis Md Nor (ed.), Spirit of Creativity in Dance Education. Forthcoming.
    2016
    • Thiagarajan, Premalatha. Move in Time: Emergence of Male Dancers in Malaysia. The Emergence,Development and Future Directions of Bharatanatyam in Singapore and Malaysia. Forthcoming September 2016.
    Article in Proceedings
    2018
    • Thiagarajan.P. (2018). Nurture Creativity and Interest in Dance Research among Tertiary Students. Proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Dance Education, 149-156. Nusantara Performing Arts Research Center. (Non-WoS/Non-SCOPUS)
    2015
    • Premalatha Thiagarajan, 2015. Transgender/sexualism in the Ronggeng Dance of the Orak Lawoi in Phuket. Proceedings of the 3rd Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia, pp. 103- 106.
    Creative/Art
    2021
    • UMotion
    • KESUMA-UMa Dance Showcase 2021
    • JOM TARI: Traversing Space
    RESEARCH PROJECT
    (Project title),(Role),(Duration),(Level)
    Private Funding
  • Erasmus + Programme & Grant (Staff and Student Mobility), Co-Researcher, 2016 - 2017 (International)
  • SUPERVISION
    Academic Adviser
    (Total of Student),(No. of Contact Hours),(Academic Session)
  • 18, 9, 2014/2015
  • 18, 9, 2014/2015
  • 18, 11, 2015/2016
  • 56, 17, 2016/2017
  • 48, 12, 2016/2017
  • Postgraduate Student
    (Title of Thesis),(Name of Candidates),(Institution),(Academic Level)
    Completed
    • Tari Piring Sebagai Reinvensi Tradisi dan Ikon Budaya Minangkabau di Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, Ernida Kadir, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Bharata Natyam in Temple of Fine Arts, Bhanumathi K Nadson, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Pakarena Di Sulawesi Selatan: Dari Tarian Tradisional ke Neo-Tradisional, Anggrawansyah Syaharuddin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Constructing Gender Identity Within Batteryheadz Colorguard Ensemble, Syed Khairuzman Syed Zain, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Mak Nyah Cabaret Dance Performance at Three Nightclubs in Klang Valley, Sarah Low May Poh, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Feminisme Dalam Karya Tari Kontemporari dan Kehidupan Aida Redza 1995-2003, Azura Abal Abas, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    Ongoing
    • Female Odissi Dancers in Malaysia, Sivagamavalli Selvarajan, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Creative Dance as a Pedagogical Tool for Children, Tan Chai Chen, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • TARIAN SEBAGAI SATU BENTUK LATIHAN PEMULIHAN DIRI KEPADA CANDY GIRLS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, Muhammad Zharif bin Azzudin, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • CREATIVE DANCE AS A CHILD-CENTRED PEDAGOGICAL TOOL FOR PRESCHOOL TEACHERS, TAN CHAI CHEN, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • Application of Laban/Bartenieff Movement System LBMS in Chinese Traditional Folk Dance pedagogy, Yuanyuan Guo, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    • DANCE AS A FORM OF SELF-REHABILITATION PRACTICE FOR CANDY GIRLS BREAST CANCER SUPPORT GROUP, MUHAMMAD ZHARIF AZZUDIN BIN MOHD TAHIR, University of Malaya (UM) (Post Graduate Student)
    UG Student/Clinical Fellowship
    (Title of Thesis),(Academic Session)
    Completed
    • 1. Rozilah Abd Rahman: Tajuk: Zapin Suara Siam: Sebuah Kajian Gender 2. Dayang Dayana: Tajuk: Penglibatan Penari Lelaki Dalam Tarian Tribal Bellydance di Malaysia, 2014/2015
    • RREA 3180 Projek Ilmiah Tahun Akhir, 2012/2013
    • Building Cultural Identity Through Chinese Malaysian Dance Competitions, 2015/2016
    • Zapin Sebat Sarawak: The Stylistic and Structural Differences of KPSU and KESUMA & Kecederaan Tari di dalam Tari Kontemporari di UM dan UPSI, 2016/2017
    • RTEQ 3180 Final Year Academic Project, 2016/2017
    • Pole Dance in Klang Valley and Bani's Impact on the Development of Bharathanatyam: A Case Study of Temple of Fine Arts Kuala Lumpur, 2019/2020
    Ongoing
    • RTEQ 3180 Final Year Academic Project, 2016/2017
    • RTEQ 3180 Final Year Academic Project, 2017/2018
    • NA, 2020/2021
    SOCIAL RESPONSIBILITY ACTIVITIES
    (Contribution to Society),(Duration),(Level)
    • Yoga Instructor for Candy Girls UMMC Support Group, 05/05/2019 to 05/05/2020
    • DANCE THERAPY for Breast Cancer Survivors in National Cancer Society of Malaysia , 01/04/2019 to 30/09/2019
    • FREE TALK ABOUT YOGIC POWER AND MIND "SECRET OF INNER BEAUTY", 23/02/2019 to 23/02/2019
    • Program Khidmat Masyarakat Anjuran LPPKN dengan kerjasama Rajayoga Power Trranscendental Meditation Society (RPT) , 21/10/2018 to 21/10/2018
    • RPT EDUCATION SEMINAR 2018 , 21/01/2018 to 21/01/2018
    • Talk for Indian Youths in the field of Performing Arts , 25/03/2017 to 25/03/2017
    • International Day of Yoga, 19/06/2016 to 19/06/2016
    • Organized RPT One-Day Arts and Culture Event , 01/11/2014 to 01/11/2014
    • Member of Rajayoga Power Transcendental Facilitate meditative and mind power programs Conduct study method courses , 13 Aug 2006
    • Workshop, Classes and Lecture Demos in Bharata Natyam, 06 Dec 2004
    ACADEMIC/PROFESSIONAL SERVICES
    Academic/Professional Services
    (Contribution),(Duration),(Level),(Role)
  • Panel of Reviewer: Universiti Malaya IIRG Cycle 5/22, 12/09/2022 to 19/09/2022, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  • Moderator for Seminar in Dance Studies, 29/08/2022 to 29/08/2022, University, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • Section Editor for Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts (MJPVA), 03/08/2022 to 31/08/2023, University, (Reviewer)
  • Moderator /Chair of a panel session for a virtual session, 24/06/2022 to 24/06/2022, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • MODERATOR OF KEYNOTE SPEECH, 20/11/2021 to 21/11/2021, International, (Panelist/Moderator)
  • CO-CHAIR OF 2ND INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ON ARTS, CULTURE AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT, 20/11/2021 to 21/11/2021, International, (Event Organiser)
  • Geographies of the Classical: Kathak Across India and Hong Kong., 25/10/2021 to 06/12/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Editorial Board of the Dance Studies Association s journal, Conversations Across the Field of Dance Studies, 22/09/2021 to 22/09/2024, International, (Expert Advisor)
  • Cultural Representation of Anshun Dixi in the Context of Tunpu Culture, 15/09/2021 to 15/10/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • SEMINAR IN DANCE STUDIES 2021, 02/09/2021 to 02/09/2021, University, (Event Organiser)
  • Intercultural Aesthetics in Traditional Chinese Dance Performance, 16/08/2021 to 19/09/2021, International, (Reviewer)
  • Co-Chief Editor Volume 18 2022, 01/07/2021 to 30/06/2022, University, (Reviewer)
  • Mohd Nasir Hashim, & Thiagarajan, P. (Eds). (2022). Tirai Panggung. Jilid 18. Kuala Lumpur: UM Press. (co-Editor in chief), 30/06/2021 to 30/06/2022, University, (Reviewer)
  • Internal Evaluator of FRGS Project 2021, 04/02/2021 to 31/12/2021, University, (Internal Evaluator)
  • Examiner of Research Projects for Master of Dance 2020/2021, 01/02/2021 to 30/09/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Examiner for Undergraduate Theses (Final Year Projects), 01/10/2020 to 30/06/2021, University, (Internal Examiner)
  • Co-chief Editor Tirai Panggung Vol 17, 01/06/2020 to 30/06/2022, University, (Reviewer)
  • Evaluation Activity
    (Activity),(Duration),(Category)
  • "Spirit of Creativity in Dance Education" 2nd International Conference on Dance Education ,   (Book)
  • Tirai Panggung: Jurnal Seni Persembahan Jilid 16 ,   (Book)
  • Wacana Seni Journal of Arts Discourse (Scopus Indexed) ,   (Article in Journal)
  • Undergraduate Thesis Semester 2 2018/19,   (Thesis)
  • Tarian Galombang Dalam Era Perubahan Sosio Budaya Masyarakat Minangkabau ,   (Thesis)
  • Panel Penilai Bagi Penilaian Resital Akhir Tari Program Diploma Tari Semester 2 2017/18 ,   (Final Year Recital 2018)
  • Panel Penilai Luar Penilaian Tahun Akhir (PeTA) 2018 Program Sarjana Muda dan Diploma Tari ASWARA ,   (Final Production Dance )
  • Panel Pemeriksa Luar Program Bengkel Pemurnian MQA Fakulti Tari ASWARA ,   (Bengkel Pemurnian MQA Fakulti Tari ASWARA)
  • PENILAIAN RESITAL AKHIR TARI (ResTar'lg| BAGI SEMESTER 2 SESI 2018/19 , 2019 to 2019 (Final Year Dance Production )
  • Tirai Panggung Jurnal Seni Persembahan , 2018 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Co-Chief Editor of Non-indexed Journal, Tirai Panggung , 2018 to 2019 (Book)
  • Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts (MJPVA) , 2018 to 2019 (Article in Journal)
  • Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts , 2017 to 2017 (Article in Journal)
  • Associate Editor for Tirai Panggung, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya , 2017 to 2018 (Article in Journal)
  • Journal of South Asia Studies, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Malaysian Journal of Performing and Visual Arts, 2015 (Article in Journal)
  • Tarian Galombang Di Era Perubahan Sosial Budaya Masayarakat Minangkabau: Kajian Kes Di Kota Padang, 2015 (Thesis)
  • Dancing as Malaysian - Dancing as Chinese: Inventing Chinese-Malaysian Dance, 2014 to 2014 (Thesis)
  • Gender Performativity in Butoh: Gender Subversion by Nyoba Kan in Malaysia, 2014 to 2014 (Thesis)
  • Doctoral Thesis of Nerosti Adnan: Tarian Galombang di Era Perubahan Sosial Budaya Masyarakat Minangkabau: Kajian Kes di Kota Padang , 2014 to 2014 (Thesis)
  • International Conference on Dance Education 2014 - abstract submission for Conference , 2014 to 2014 (Abstracts)
  • Gender, Sexualisation and Feminism in Salsa: Interrelations of Strong Women and Sexualisation in the Klang Valley, 2013 to 2015 (Thesis)
  • PHD Thesis: Desfina (RHA060005) Kajian Terhadap Pengajaran Tarian Kreatif di Sekolah Menengah Pertama Negeri Jawa Barat Indonesia, 2013 to 2013 (Thesis)
  • Hafzan Zannie Hamza (RGA 070006) Iqal: The traditional Performing Arts of the Bajau Laut in Semporna, Sabah , 2013 to 2013 (Thesis)
  • Mohd Hairil Anuar Bari (RGA 090004) - Rekonstruksi Tarian Zapin Johor di Kalangan Kanak-Kanak di Festival Zapin johor dari tahun 1999-2012, 2013 to 2013 (Thesis)
  • Expert Linkages
    (Linkages Description),(Organisation),(Duration of Involvement),(Level)
  • Pengerusi Panel Jawatankuasa Peningkatan Mutu Program Peningkatan Buku Teks SSeM, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka , 2018 (National)
  • Pengerusi Panel Jawatankuasa Peningkatan Mutu Program Peningkatan Buku Teks SSeM, Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka , 2018 (National)
  • Pengerusi Panel Jawatankuasa Peningkatan Mutu Program Peningkatan Buku Teks SSeM , Dewan Bahasa dan Pustaka, Malaysia, 2017 (National)
  • Pemetaan DSKP KSSM Sekolah Seni Malaysia (SSeM) - Koreografi Tari , Bahagian Pembangunan Kokurikulum Kementerian Pendidikan Malaysia , 2017 (National)
  • AWARD AND STEWARDSHIP
    (Name of Award/Stewardship),(Awarding Institution),(Year Awarded),(Type of Award)
    • EXCELLENCE SERVICE AWARD, University of Malaya, 2021 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Featured Panelist in Astro Program Adutha Kattam (FORUM), ASTRO , 2020 (EDUCATION)
    • NATYA THILAKAM : EXCELLENCE PERFORMANCE IN THE ART OF BHARATANATYAM, SUVARNA FINE ARTS, THANJAVUR HERITAGE ARTS AND CULTURAL ACADEMY, LAHARI THEATRE, 2019 (OTHERS)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2019 (CERTIFICATE)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2018 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Rampai Sari Tari Malaysia 2018, Jabatan Kebudayaan dan Kesenian Negara Kuala Lumpur , 2018 (OTHERS)
    • Featured in Bernama for Rampai Sari Tari Malaysia 2018 , Bernama News , 2018 (OTHERS)
    • Panelist Speaker, SEDIC (Jabatan Perdana Menteri) and Astana Training Centre, 2017 (EDUCATION)
    • Featured in Evening Telegraph U.K., Media, Evening Telegraph, 2016 (EDUCATION)
    • Featured in the newspaper, StarMetro, in the article entitled " Taking the Arts to Greater Heights", Media - Star Metro, 2016 (SERVICES)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2016 (CERTIFICATE)
    • DANA SENI BUDAYA PETRONAS, Petronas, 2015 (OTHERS)
    • CERTIFICATE OF EXCELLENT SERVICE, University of Malaya, 2015 (CERTIFICATE)
    • Judge for Tamil Drama Stage Competition, Oranga Naadagam 2015, Vanakam Malaysia and Astro, 2015 (OTHERS)
    • Judge for Astro Indian Dance Competition: Yutha Medai (Audition), Astro, 2015 (SPECIAL)
    • Pelatih Program Discover Your Softskills, University of Malaya, 2014 (OTHERS)
    • Ketua Juri - Tarian India FESENI, University of Malaya, 2014 (OTHERS)
    • Invited Speaker - Career Talk, Astro Vaanavil Vizhutugal, 2013 (SPECIAL)
    • Panel of Jury - UM Feseni 2013, University of Malaya, 2013 (RESEARCH)
    • GLUCK Fellowship 2011/2012, University of California Riverside, 2011 (SPECIAL)
    • Gluck Fellowship 2010/2011, University of California Riverside, 2010 (OTHERS)
    • SLAI Fellowship (to pursue Ph.D in Critical Dance Studies)- jointly sponsored by the Ministry of Higher Education Malaysia and the University of Malaya, University of Malaya, 2008 (SPECIAL)
    CONSULTANCY PROJECT
    (Project title),(Organisation),(Duration),(Role),(Level)
    • Program Advisory Panel for Bachelor of Performing Arts (Honors) in Contemporary Dance Program , Tunku Abdul Rahman University College, 01/12/2017 to 01/12/2019 (National)
    PAPER PRESENTED
    (Title),(Event),(Date Presented),(Organiser),(Level)
    PLENARY SPEAKER
  • Journey in Dance, Convergence 1, 09/11/2017 to 09/11/2017, Department of Performance and Media  (University)
  • Plenary 3 : Decentering Dance Studies through a Study on Gendered Practices in Indian Dance in Malaysia , CORD-SDHS Joint Dance Conference - Decentering Dance Studies: Moving In New Global Orders , 14/11/2013 to 17/11/2013, University of California Riverside (International)
  • INVITED SPEAKER
  • Dance Research at the University of Malaya : Shifting Paradigms in Teaching and Learning, 2019 International Symposium of the Korean Society of Dance. New Paradigm of Dance Education in Higher Education: Creativity, Innovation, and Advocacy, 16/11/2019 to 16/11/2019, Korean Society of Dance (International)
  • Respondent in the seminar (Comments about the preservation of traditional dances with reference to the efforts carried out by the Dance Department at University of Malaya), The Seminar of the Collection of Chinese Ethnic and Folk Dance Chen Xiang (Unfading Fragrance), 22/05/2019 to 22/05/2019, Beijing Dance Academy, China (International)
  • Guru-Sishya Parampara to New Pedagogies in Malaysian Dance Institutions , CONFLICT AND CONVERGENCE: BHARATANATYAM CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY ASIA 2018, 13/10/2018 to 14/10/2018, NUS Centre For the Arts  (International)
  • Meditation as an Essential Need in Modern Living, Discovering Yoga and Beyond, 23/09/2017 to 23/09/2017, Rajayoga Power Transcendental Meditation Australia and Orange Culture Hub (International)
  • Choreographing History: Emergence of Male Dancers in Malaysia, INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BHARATANATYAM IN SINGAPORE 2014, 06/12/2014 to 07/12/2014 (International)
  • EVENT ORGANISER
  • NA (Co-Chair of Symposium), International Symposium on Arts, Culture and Community Engagement, 18/11/2019 to 19/11/2019, Cultural Centre and JKKN, KL  (International)
  • RUPTURED SELVES: DISMANTLING CULTURAL ASSUMPTIONS AND STEREOTYPES IN MY GLOBAL WORLD OF DANCE, Interactive Lecture by ASSOCIATE PROF. DR. HARI KRISHNAN (Wesleyan University, USA and inDANCE, Canada), 22/07/2019 to 22/07/2019, Dance Department (University)
  • Chairman of Conference Committee, International Conference on Dance Education 2014, 13/08/2014 to 17/08/2014 (International)
  • What Hybridity?:Creating and Performing Dance, Book Launch and One-day Seminar on Dance Hybridity, 31/01/2013, Commitee Member (National)
  • PRESENTER
  • Embodying the Devadasi Dance: Questions of aesthetics, representation, and positionality , 2020 WDAAP/TDRS International Dance Conference@Taiwan Navigating Location Negotiating Identity, 26/12/2020 to 27/12/2020, World Dance Alliance - Asia Pacific & Taiwan Dance Research Society (International)
  • Self-Rehabilitation through Dance: An Ethnographic Study on Candy Girls Breast Cancer Survivor Group in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 45th ICTM World Conference (11 17 July 2019, Bangkok, Thailand), 15/07/2019 to 17/07/2019, International Council for Traditional Music (ICTM)  (International)
  • YOGA SESSIONS, CANDY GIRLS BREAST CANCER SURVIVOR GROUP SUPPORT GROUP EVENTS , 04/05/2019 to 04/05/2020, UMMC BC Support Group (Others)
  • Transcending Border: Regional Circulation of Indian Dance, The 2018 International Conference on Performing and Visual Arts , 09/01/2018 to 11/01/2018, Cultural Centre (International)
  • Promosi Jabatan Tari Universiti Malaya dan Bengkel Tari , Promosi Tari di Sabah , 12/03/2017 to 12/03/2017, JKKN Sabah  (National)
  • Promosi Jabatan Tari Universiti Malaya dan Bengkel Tari , Promosi Tari di Sarawak , 03/03/2017 to 03/03/2017, Pejabat Setiausaha Persekutuan Sarawak dan JKKN Sarawak  (National)
  • Odissi in Malaysia: Local to Global Phenomenon, World Dance Alliance-Asia Pacific Conference, 21/07/2016 to 24/07/2016, WDA, South Korea (International)
  • Bharata Natyam in Malaysia: Connecting Diaspora and Home, Asia-Pacific Dance Bridge: Connectivity through Dance, 16/10/2015 to 18/10/2015, World Dance Alliance Singapore (International)
  • Dance and Gender: Dancing the Ronggeng in Southwest Thailand, Seminar on Ronggeng Dance and Music, 23/01/2015 to 23/01/2015 (International)
  • Indian Dance in Malaysia: Choreographing Cosmopolitan Masculinity , World Dance Alliance Global Summit 2014, Angers, France, 06/07/2014 to 11/07/2014 (International)
  • Transgender/sexual-ism in the Ronggeng Dance of the Orak Lawoi in Phuket, International Council for Traditional Music Study Group on Performing Arts of Southeast Asia 3rd ICTM - PASEA Symposium, 14/06/2014 to 20/06/2014 (International)
  • Transgender/sexualism in the Ronggeng Dance of the Orak Lawoi in Phuket , Ronggeng Seminar , 09/06/2014 to 09/06/2014 (University)
  • Dance and Gender: Dancing the Ronggeng in Southwest Thailand, Rong Ngeng Seminar, Prince of Songkhla University Trang Campus, Thailand, 17/05/2014 to 17/05/2014 (International)
  • Dance and Gender: Dancing the Ronggeng in Southwest Thailand, Seminar Ronggeng , 06/05/2014 to 06/05/2014 (University)
  • Intersecting Genderscapes: Male Technoscapes Formulating Mediascapes in Bharata Natyam in Malaysia, 2nd International Symposium on Ethnomusicology and Ethnochoreology , 27/11/2013 to 27/11/2013, Cultural Centre (International)
  • Performing Minority Indian Dance in Malaysia, International Council for Traditional Music World Conference Shanghai 2013, 11/07/2013 to 17/07/2013
  • Questioning Hybridity in the Malaysian Indian Dance Scene , Book Launch and One-day Seminar on Dance Hybridity, 31/01/2013 (National)
  • Transcending Cultural Boundaries: Hybridization in the Artistic Works of Umesh Shetty, The Asia Pacific International Dance Conference (APIDC) Kuala Lumpur, 21-25 September 2011. , 23/09/2011 to 23/09/2011, Cultural Centre, University of Malaya (International)
  • Performing Lasya by Male Bharata Natyam Practitioners in Malaysia, 26th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Trest, Czech Republic, 19-25 July 2010, 22/07/2010 to 22/07/2010, ICTM Sub-study Committee (International)
  • Odissi in Malaysia: Tradition to Commodity? , Dance under Construction, University of California, Riverside, 16-17 April 2010. , 17/04/2010 to 17/04/2010, Dance Department, UCR (University)
  • Transmission and Presentation of Bharata Natyam: Observation on Two Prominent Male Dance Practitioners in Malaysia, 25th Symposium of the ICTM Study Group on Ethnochoreology, Kuala Lumpur, 11-17 August 2008. , 16/08/2008 to 16/08/2008, Cultural Centre U.M (International)
  • Male Dancers in the Malaysian Bharata Natyam Dance Scene , The Asia Pacific International Dance Conference (APIDC) Male Dancers in the Malaysian Bharata Natyam Dance Scene, The Asia Pacific International Dance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, August 2005. Male Dancers in the Malaysian Bharata Natyam Dance Scene, The Asia Pacific International Dance Conference, Kuala Lumpur, August 2005. , 09/08/2005 to 09/08/2005, Cultural Centre (International)
  • OTHERS
  • Not applicable , International Conference on Dance, Music and Media in the 20th and 21st Centuries, 06/02/2018 to 07/02/2018, Faculty of Fine Arts, Annamalai University  (International)
  • Samarpanam , Solo Bharata Natyam Dance Recital , 03/02/2017 to 03/02/2017, Temple of Fine Arts Chennai and Premalayaa Performing Arts (International)