Dr. Zulkifli Mohamad (known as Zubin Mohamad) is a highly-decorated dance-performance artist, curator, writer and director of performance theatre and media, winning such awards as the Asia Fellow Award 2002 (Indonesia Contemporary Dance), UNESCO’s Artisan of Southeast Asia 2000, Rockefeller’s Southeast Asian Islamic Scholars Award 2003 (Performing Arts and Islam in Malaysia) as well as British Council, Australian High Commissioner, Goethe Institute, Toyota Foundation, Sasson Foundation, UCLA, UCR, Brown, UDT awards. He is a Fulbright Award Recipient for 2010/11.
Zubin Mohamad’s doctorate research on Contemporary Arts (Malay Dance Theatre) through Political Economic theories and Cultural Studies focused on “Artistic Creation Management in Contemporary Malay Dance Theatre in Malaysia”. His research works spanned from heritage, tradition, contemporary, modern, post-modern to popular arts and culture.
Zubin Mohamad also took the opportunity to put up several contemporary dance performances in several cities, including New York and Los Angeles.