DAMA is a multiple award-winning music theatre company, well known for their exquisite blending of East-West harmonies in their musical performances. Since their inception in 1994, DAMA's music theatre and concert productions have been staged to critical acclaims both inside and outside Malaysia. They have performed in His Majesty's Theatre (Australia), Istana Budaya (Malaysia), Majestic Theatre (China), Esplanade Concert Hall (Singapore), Jubilee Hall (Singapore), MetroTV Auditorium (Indonesia) and Putra World Trade Centre (Malaysia). Led by its music director, Khor Seng Chew, DAMA has performed musical works from both the east and the west, as well as music pieces from around the world. They have been hailed as Malaysia's music ambassador abroad, showcasing their unique brand of music at international world music festivals. The musicians have also been invited to play with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra and have participated in the Tsunami Charity Concert to help raise funds for the Tsunami victims. DAMA's recording of Eternally is featured in renowned film director Tsai Ming-Liang's film, I Don't Want To Sleep Alone, which was screened at the Venice International Film Festival 2006 in Italy.


“... blown away by the raw emotion and powerful vocal. ”  THE STAR

“Bowing to thunderous applause ...”  NEW STRAITS TIMES

“... vibrant versatility... transcend cultural and linguistic boundaries... emotive universalism”  THE SUNDAY STAR

“Words may fail to capture the magic delivered by the deftness of the players' fingers.”  THE SUN

“...unobtrusive grace. ”  THE MALAY MAIL

“... the West End musical treatment ... faultless performances.”  THE WEST AUSTRALIAN

“... beautiful live music ...”  AUSTRALIAN STAGE ONLINE


Productions:   An Evening Of Chinese Chamber Music ·  The 'First' Concert ·  Rhythm Of The Drums ·  Reminiscence By The Moon Lake ·  Spring Kisses Lover's Tears ·  Bridges ·  Earthbound ·  The Songs In Me ·  Liu Yun: Portrait Of A Songstress ·  In The Imperial Garden: A Modern Fable ·  Fragrance Of The Night ·  Unforgettable ·  Love Without End ·  A Musical Sojourn ·  Memories ·  Rendezvous ·  Le Cabaret Shanghai ·  September Tale: Teresa Teng, Her Life, Her Songs ·  Butterfly Lovers - The Musical ·  Dama Vocal Festival 2008 ·  I Have A Date With Spring - The Musical ·  Glitz & Glamour - The Song & Dance Musical ·  The Moon Speaks For My Heart ·  In Perfect Harmony − A Malaysian Musical Journey ·  Empress Wu − The Musical ·  The Legends − Featuring The Signature Songs of Leslie Cheung, Anita Mui, Roman Tam & Danny Chan ·  Larger Than Life − Favourite Songs From Broadway − West End Musicals · 

Music Festivals:   WOMAD Singapore ·  Silk & Bamboo Music Festival China ·  Rainforest World Music Festival ·  Esplanade Singapore Huayi Festival of Arts ·  Sabah Tourism Fest ·  Volvo World Music Festival ·  Dama Vocal Festival 2008

Awards:   Boh Cameronian Award - Best Ensemble Music Performance 2002 ·  Tumasek Pewter Best Design Award 2002 ·  Boh Cameronian Award - Best Concert, Musical Theatre 2003 ·  Tumasek Best Publicity Design Award 2003 ·  Boh Cameronian Award - Best Solo Performance - Voice 2004 ·  Tumasek Best Design Award 2004 ·  Boh Cameronian Award - Best Solo Performance - Voice 2005 ·  Boh Cameronian Award - Best Solo Performance - Voice 2005 · Boh Cameronian Award - Empress Wu - The Musical: Best Direction, Best Actor In A Leading Role, Best Actor In A Supporting Role, Best Costume Design & Make-up, Best Choreographer, Best Performance By An Ensemble 2013