Production stills by Kenny Gan, sourced from James Lee Interested in filmmaking but lacking in conventional (and probably costly) equipment? Your smartphone might just be your next best bet. As smartphones and other handheld gadgets increasingly infiltrate every aspect of our modern, tech-reliant lives, local independent filmmaker, James Lee explores the possibilities offered by the ubiquitous smartphone as an alternative to traditional filmmaking equipment in his latest brainchild, the ‘Smartphone Films Series’. Just check out his short film below! ‘Overtime’ is the first product in the series of several short films shot entirely on smartphones. This project is a new...Read More
Month: July 2017
All images credit Stephanie Van Driesen Stephanie Van Driesen. You might remember her for portraying Emma in Joe Hasham’s adaptation of Harold Pinter’s Betrayal a couple of months back at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). You might even have seen her perform in a concert or in a play. What can she not do? The triple threat recently upstaged some 2,000 hopefuls worldwide to get accepted into Britain’s leading acting school, the prestigious East 15 Acting School! Amazingly, two other Malaysians, Tika Mu’tamir and Vinna Law, also made the cut. “I was accepted on the spot as 1 of...Read More
In this age of instant gratification, waiting for something in the mail has turned into checking your inbox multiple times throughout the day until…it’s there. Once upon a time, the anticipation involved a few more exciting steps, such as the arrival of the postman, which gave chance to a possibly friendly perhaps flirty banter before something physical presented into your hands. Juxtaposed like that, which would you prefer? I don’t know about you but I grew up believing that receiving pretty stationery inscribed with a personal message, to be one of the hallmarks of romance. And I’m thrilled that The...Read More
Image credit: Pinterest Glued to the television Their noses buried deep in their smart phones Digital devices are their heaven 24 hours online games Ranting on the social web Sharing their ideas Posting pictures Creating so much havoc Gone are the days Children playing in the field And catching up with their friends for a cup of tea Over protective parents Jump on the bandwagon Put their children under tremendous pressure Not much fun as we had in the glorious days Children lost their direction Engaging in the digital world Make friends with the unknown people Lead to serious...Read More
Artwork by Synthia Snider Paati was my best friend in my younger days. I grew up with her. She was my maternal grandmother. Appa and Amma were there, but I hardly remember being with them. Both of them were very hardworking and hardly had time for me. Then one day, they decided to go separate ways. Amma stayed on with me and Paati. Amma was the owner of a beauty parlour. She was meticulous and worked her way to be an entrepreneur. Even though, she was occupied with her growing business, she tried her best to spend some time...Read More
Dancebox is back again! This
Dancebox is back again! This time featuring works by young and emerging choreographers which include works-in-progress that would highly benefit your feedback. The informal performance series would also encompass informal staging and discussions. Best part, works of any genre of dance are welcomed provided the choreographers are members of MyDance Alliance.
The one-night performance will be held on 16 April 2017 and 9 July 2017 at Pentas 2, klpac. Dancebox is co-presented by MyDance Alliance and The Actors Studio, supported by the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre.
Presenter: MyDance Alliance & The Actors Studio
Executive Producer: MyDance Alliance
Dance Department, University of Malaya
Performing Arts Department, Sultan Idris Education University
Dance Faculty, ASWARA
Adeline Chew Kai Min
Rithaudin Abdul Kadir
Dalila Binti Abdul Samad
Date: April 16 and July 9 @ 8.30pm
Venue: pentas 2, klpac
Tickets: Minimum donation of RM15. Walk in.
(Sunday) 8:30 pm