All images credit: Armon In 2009, after experiencing a terrible break up and dwindling into drug addiction, Nigesh Armon fell back into music. And that probably saved him. Prior to the dark days of his life, the 32-year-old had been in and out of several bands. His love for the stage drove him to form many different bands with kindred music lovers, but over the years, these alliances fell apart, leaving Armon, solo in his passion. In those intial years, he did not imagine music to be his full time gig. “It was all for fun. But the darkest...Read More
Image credit: usercontent1 His Facebook wall was filled with birthday wishes since midnight. But none of the friends noticed his status on his mother’s passing away, a day earlier. *** Many handsome men were asking for her hand in marriage, but she has been saying ‘No’ to all the proposals. Business was booming, and even politicians were beginning to patronise. Thus, she has determined to stay a virgin and take care of the Nasi Kukus Anak Dara stall. *** He didn’t like being pushed around by his wife. She was fully aware of the gaze from the public....Read More
image credit: Marcellina Oseghale I have a little secret, behind my facade smile, These unseen, incurable scars deeply rooted inside of me. It isn’t measles, it isn’t chickenpox, They look just the same, big, small, spotty little, Unwithered flakes, That can’t be shattered, only one small scratch, Then it wilts. Then again, Red, red, everywhere red, You can’t bare yourself, Or to see yourself, Or to show yourself, But to hide yourself. No matter how well-covered it is, No matter how well-aided it is, It resurfaced victoriously. That ample heartache, No matter how much I did, That could tranquil the...Read More
When the full dress rehearsal for Still Taming & S’kolah concluded, I silently walked out of Pentas 2, made my way to the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac) and after taking a few deep breaths, I lit a cigarette. My eyes were still teary and I had to pretend I was suffering from a bad case of the flu. It is extremely rare to find local theatre performances that tug your heart, let alone leave the audience speechless as Malaysians are typically drawn to shows that are funny or light hearted. Mark Beau De Silva...Read More
Image credit: Mystical Magical Herbs Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Kisah puisi klasik Megha Duta karya Kalidasa menampilkan kata-kata watak yaksa kepada gumpalan awan yang diminta menyampaikan pesanan kepada isterinya di Alaka. Sloka 20 – Selepas memuntahkan air dalam bentuk hujan, pergilah wahai awan, untuk mengambil air dari Sungai Reva. Baunya agak berbeza kerana sungai itu menjadi lubuk gajah untuk mandi. Wahai awan! Ketahuilah bahawa angin sepoi-sepoi bahasa tidak akan mampu mengangkat engkau ke langit jika tubuh engkau padat dan berisi. Sesiapa yang tidak memiliki atau menyimpan apa-apa selalunya amat ringan; manakala ketepuan menyumbang kepada tarikan graviti. Sloka 21...Read More
Most of us who write poetry in high school, leave it at just that. But not Sheena Baharudin. Her words do not hide in pretty notebooks, sitting exiled on dusty shelves. No, her words have leapt off tattered pages onto the stage, where they scream, strut and dance around. She started off writing song lyrics and prose before dabbling in poetry as a teenager. And then, by a stroke of conscious decision, she entered the world of performance poetry and has since earned a name as a spoken word artist. Now, almost a decade after her first show in...Read More
Specially created for Amir by Mimi Mashud of Kuala Terengganu in 7 Days fame. image credit: Mimi Mashud Most people expect to be showered with gifts on their birthday. But not Fixi’s Amir Muhammad. The independent filmmaker turned publisher recently ushered in his 44th birthday with a Facebook post requesting his friends to comment in poems and haikus. “Today is my birthday. For every person who writes an original poem/pantun/sajak/haiku about this happy occasion as a reply to this post, I will donate RM10 to a local charity of my choice. Deadline is the end of today. Begin!” he...Read More
Is it necessary to be fluent in German, to get German Expressionist films? Or is the “German” in the title merely an expression? Well, according to our trusted, self-professed German Expressionist film-maker, Batsheba, if you’re asking that question, you’re over-analysing. “A few people have asked me this and I feel they are simply looking too much into it, trying too hard to be politically correct. “Takkan nak panggil Batsheba expressionism or Malay expressionism? I call it German expressionism because I borrowed a lot of style from a famous German expressionist film of the 1920s, The Cabinet of Dr. Caligari,”...Read More
So, last week the Inspector General of Police Khalid Abu Bakar had suggested that cartoonist Zunar should stick to drawing Donald Duck instead of insulting leaders through his cartoons. Khalid was reported as saying; “He can draw McDonald or Donald Duck, anything, no one will care but don’t insult people,” when commenting on the political cartoonist’s arrest last week. Zunar is no stranger when it comes to simplifying national issues into cartoons – with majority of his cartoons poking fun at the scandalous Malaysian Prime Minister, Najib Razak. Infact, his erm.. “relationship” with Khalid goes a long way back due...Read More
What if Professor Oak turns evil and reengineers Pokemon with Kaijins – the creatures from Kamen Rider? Enter Po-Kaijin – a computer technician’s personal art project seeking to explore this quirky concept of Nintendo’s globally received game. What is a Kaijin you ask? Derived from the Japanese word “Kaiju” which translates to monster, Kaijin on the other hand means “strange person”. It typically refers to a humanoid monster! Gasp! To date, Chen Zhi Yong has created 36 Po-Kaijin. Each week, a brand new artwork is uploaded without fail after Zhi Yong painstakingly works on each art piece every night...Read More
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Amrita Soon on overcoming doubts and making musicAug 16, 2017
Reka is about showcasing great products and the people behind it: the product designers. This Hin Bus Depot x Grafikdistrict collaboration aims to provide a platform for emerging product designers from around the region to exhibit as well as sell their products in Hin Bus Depot.
We’ll have various types of products up for grabs: design prints, macrame, toys, bags, collages, comic books, and more. Be the first few to collect these treasures and meet the designers in person!
For inquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Shan Shan Lim (KL) | Howard Tan (PNG) | Rumput Rumpai (PNG) | Tumble Knots (PNG) Urban Cr3atures (PNG) | Reo Lim (PNG) | Lazybeing (PNG) | White Bones (PNG)
Mafia Factory (BKK) | Tabun Lee (BKK) | Utile (PNG) | Penang Craft Beer (PNG)
July 29 (Saturday) 1:00 am - August 9 (Wednesday) 1:00 am
Persembahan kontemporari bertajuk "Langkau" merupakan karya
Persembahan kontemporari bertajuk “Langkau” merupakan karya kolaborasi dua disiplin persembahan iaitu tari dan teater.
Lima individu berbakat besar akan menonjolkan seni mereka pada bulan Ogos di Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC).
Faillul Adam, Murni Omar, Fasyali Fadzly dan Iefiz Alaudin baru saja menamatkan pengajian dalam bidang seni persembahan di universiti terkemuka Eropah dan Kanada, di bawah tajaan biasiswa penuh Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan (ASWARA)
Shahrul Mizad pula seorang penggiat seni teater berpengalaman yang pernah memenangi beberapa anugerah iaitu Cameronian Boh Arts Awards kategori Persembahan Terbaik Split Gravy on, Top 5 Best Solo Performance menerusi karya Lembu arahan dan tulisan Shahili Bin Abdan atau lebih dikenali sebagai Namron dan Cameronian Boh Arts Awards dalam kategori Pementasan Berkumpulan Terbaik menerusi karya Alang Rentak Seribu.
Persembahan ini dibawakan oleh The Kuala Lumpur Performing Art Centre dengan kerjasama Pentasila dan disokong oleh The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat.
An Evening of Contemporary Performance
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
Tarikh & Masa
4 & 5 Ogos 2017, 8.30 Malam
5 & 6 Ogos 2017, 3.00 Petang
Info and contact
Tel: +603-4047 9000 Fax: 0326975513
014-7153414 ( faizal)
4 (Friday) 8:30 pm - 6 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Too often, we associate the
Too often, we associate the word BLANK with emptiness, or the lack of a certain… something.
But maybe it doesn’t always have to carry a somewhat negative implication.
Come party with us as we try to bask in the fleeting euphoria of the lack of expectation;
of being Blank.
Drinks on sale;
– Josh Mosh
Maybe BLANK can be a good thing… for one night.
5 (Saturday) 10:00 pm - 6 (Sunday) 1:00 am
HBD Sunday Pop Up Market
HBD Sunday Pop Up Market is a platform for entrepreneurs, small business owners, crafters, artisans, musicians, performers, makers to showcase their products, crafts and talent. We strongly believe in supporting these small businesses in our community. The benefits are tremendous. Beyond actual dollars being kept within our local community – which is significantly higher when dollars are spent at a local business vs. corporate one – small business owners are also more likely to “do good” for our community, as well. Small businesses deliver community character and economic advantages to the town they are positioned in, but also strengthen partnerships among neighbors, residents, other small business owners, community leaders and even schools by offering social and economic relationships
Poets and poetry lovers, we
Poets and poetry lovers, we welcome you to the thirty seventh session of our poetry open mic at The Gaslight, Kuala Lumpur.
BERNICE CHAULY is the award-winning author of six books of poetry and prose, which include Growing Up With Ghosts (2011) and Onkalo (2013, “Direct, honest and powerful” —JM Coetzee). Born in George Town, Penang to Chinese-Punjabi teachers, she read Education and English Literature in Canada as a government scholar. She was an Honorary Fellow at the University of Iowa’s International Writing Program (IWP) in 2014, has served as Festival Director of the George Town Literary Festival since 2011, and now lectures at the University of Nottingham Malaysia Campus (UNMC). Her highly anticipated debut novel Once We Were There (2017) begins during one of Malaysia’s most tumultuous periods, the Reformasi of 1998.
Bassman and singer-songwriter, LEON SAPPHIRE is an up and coming R&B gem. He shields his insights on the insanity of modern life behind lyrical mazes and dark hooks. While he remains elusive about his past, he insists on sharing the lessons that he has learned while on his path of hedonism. He has performed alongside Akhyla’s Fong Shelhiel and has opened for Canadian producer Tennyson.
Jiin Woei Lee
Hosted by MELIZARANI T.SELVA & LILY JAMALUDIN
COVER CHARGE: RM18 (inclusive of one drink)
We would like to pay our featured acts and eventually afford to bring in other great poets of the world to our stage. Your donation will go a long way in helping the spoken word community do so. Gratitude to you.
HOW TO GET HERE?
1. Look for NEROTECA at Plaza Damansara. On the right side of the restaurant, you will see a stairwell, a Blue Light will be projected on the floor. Walk up the stairs, you will see Blue Elephant, keep walking upstairs, you will hear 60s music, you are close so keep walking up and you’ll see a huge banner saying GASLIGHT cafe. That would be the one.
2. Try WAZE or Google Maps to Gaslight Cafe.
3. If all else fails, call Meliza 0124298464
INSPIRED AND INTERESTED?
To be part of the next open mic session, send an email to email@example.com
OR fill up our form http://bit.ly/iwct-poets
OR send us a message on our Facebook Page.
(Thursday) 8:00 pm - 12:00 am
Sebuah adaptasi novela George Orwell
Sebuah adaptasi novela George Orwell yang berjudul ‘Animal Farm’ ke dalam Bahasa Malaysia serta konteks budaya kepimpinan tempatan.
Diterbitkan di England pada tahun 1945, ‘Animal Farm’ adalah novela kiasan yang mencerminkan peristiwa Revolusi Rusia pada tahun 1917 dan kemudian ke era Kesatuan Republik Sosialis Soviet di bawah kepimpinan Joseph Stalin.
Adaptasi ini mengikuti jejak langkah sekumpulan haiwan ternakan di Ladang Jones yang berjaya mengusir keluar tuan ladang manusianya dan meraih kemerdekaan. Namun, janji manis kebebasan dan kemakmuran terbukti janji kosong apabila mereka sendiri terjebak dengan pengkhianatan idealisme dalam bentuk korupsi dan kezaliman.
“Apakah lumrah kehidupan kita?
Kita dicucuk hidung dan diperhamba, dipasung dan didera.
Sebaik saja kita lahir di dunia, kita diikat dan dirantai, diserkap dan dikandang.
Kita dipaksa berkerja siang-malam, pagi-petang, hingga ke hujung daya kekuatan.
Untuk apa? Setelah habis digunapakai, kita dibunuh begitu sahaja.
Tapi adakah ini lumrah alam? Adakah bumi yang kita pijak ini tidak mampu menampung kehidupan sekalian makhluk? Tidak, sudara-sudara. Setidak-tidaknya!”
– Kata-kata Markus, pejuang kebebasan haiawan sejagat.
Dipersembahkan oleh: The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
Penerbit Eksekutif: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Pengarah Artistik: Joe Hasham OAM
Pengarah: Omar Ali
Sinografer: Yusman Mokhtar
Pengarah Gerakan: Ho Lee Ching
Pereka Tatabunyi: Khairil Imran
Pelakon: Clarence Kuna, Farah Rani, Faez Malek, Ashraf Zain, Nik Waheeda, Joe Chin, Zul Zamir, Nabil Zakaria
Pemusik: Coebar Abel & Endee Ahmad
Tarikh & Masa:
10 – 12 August @ 8.30pm
13 August @ 3pm
Lokasi: Pentas 2, klpac
Tiket: RM 55 (RM 45 untuk OKU dan pelajar)
Call 03 4047 9000 atau layari http://
Pssst! Nak tolong kami crowdfund Kandang tak? Klik disini:http://www.klpac.org/
Kami perlukan sumbangan anda!
10 (Thursday) 8:30 pm - 12 (Saturday) 8:30 pm
STEPHANIE VAN DRIESEN Live & Exclusive
STEPHANIE VAN DRIESEN
Live & Exclusive | August 10, 2017
Bentley Recital Hall | 8.30pm
An intimate night out with Malaysia’s award-winning premier leading lady of the stage, humourous, witty, with tears and laughter galore as she takes you down Broadway and back to Old Hollywood, accompanied by Simmy on the grand piano, Bullet on percussion, with Special Guest appearances by :
This Concert will aid in supporting Stephanie for her first year tuition fees at the prestigious East 15 Acting School, London this September. She was accepted on the spot as 1 of only 20 students out of over 2000 hopefuls worldwide per year. East 15’s Acting programme is endorsed by none other than film stars Colin Firth and Ben Kingsley, so she decided to do whatever it takes to make this happen and make her mark on the global stage.
Concert Entry is by recommended donation of RM400.
Other amounts also welcome, please contact us directly.
All proceeds going towards Stephanie’s education fund.
firstname.lastname@example.org / +6013 211 7645
Whatsapp /email to 013211 7645
[#SendStephtoUK Concert – no. of pax – your name] and we’ll confirm your seats!
Stephanie’s Education Fund Bank Transfer details:
Please state “For Education” and email or whatsapp us your receipt to email@example.com / 0132217645
Producer – Sharmaine Van Driesen
Producer – Alia Kearney
AV Producer – Azlan Derrick
Poster – Ian Nathaniel
Bentley Music Academy
Bentley Music Sdn. Bhd.
The Carpenter’s Daughter
You can also support Stephanie’s efforts via her #SendStephtoUK Indiegogo Crowdfunding Campaign:
Stephanie Van Driesen – website: www.sfastage.com
Corporate Group Discounts Available!
Take your company staff out for an awessome entertaining night out on August 10 . ConTact us to enquire about group bookings and discounts.
(Thursday) 8:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Bentley Music Academy Malaysia
4th Floor Wisma Bentley Music, 3 Jalan PJU 7/2, Mutiara Damansara,, 47810 Petaling Jaya, Malaysia
Looking for some live DANCE
Looking for some live DANCE entertainment? Well look no further! The Outcast Dance Studio presents to you, another round of fresh, original and creative dance pieces. Directed and produced by Dato’ Gavin Chan, this year’s dance show will showcase a stunning blend of Salsa, Cabaret Showdance, Latin/Ballroom, Bellydance, Contemporary/Lyrical and African styles of dance. Be sure to lock-in your dates (12th/13th August) for this exciting and colorful dance event; created specially for dance enthusiasts by dance enthusiasts!
12 (Saturday) 8:30 pm - 13 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
PAN Productions proudly presents an
PAN Productions proudly presents an evening of movie music magic – “THAT’S ENTERTAINMENT!”
Directed by Nell Ng with music arrangements by Shensation and choreography by Vivian Chan.
Featuring a stellar line-up, Alesia Dhana, Alizakri Alias, Caitlyn Tan, Callista Chuah, Dina Nazir, Ella Lucia Newton, Izen Kong, Janet Lee, Joel Wong, Joshua Gui, Nikki Palikat and Peter Ong.
Come join us on a journey down memory lane as we bring you music from the silver screen – from the dashing days of Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers in the 1920’s, to the hip swinging 50’s of Elvis Presley, to the iconic music of P Ramlee in the 60’s, to the modern movie musical ala Moulin Rouge!
Presented by PAN Productions
Executive Producer Peter Ong
Directed by Nell Ng
Date & Time
16th, 17th , 18th , 19th , 20th August @ 8:30pm
19th, 20th August @ 3pm
Venue Pentas 2, klpac
Tickets RM98 | RM118 | RM138
Tickets to be launched on July 13!
16 (Wednesday) 8:30 pm - 20 (Sunday) 8:30 pm
Presented by: CSTD Malaysia Sdn Bhd Date
Presented by: CSTD Malaysia Sdn Bhd
Date & Time:
17th August 2017 @ 6:30pm
18th August 2017 @ 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 7pm
19th August 2017 @ 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm & 7pm
20th August 2017 @ 9am, 12:30pm, 3:30pm.
Venue: Pentas 1, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Tickets launching on 28 July, 2017!
17 (Thursday) 1:00 am - 20 (Sunday) 1:00 am
Missing the warmth to wrap
Missing the warmth to wrap you in comfort when you are cold and alone? Miss no more as you can find it here at intim sessions #4 as we are back with songbirds, Amrita Soon and Beverly Matujal, and they will coil your hearts with the emotions you have longed for.
Amrita Soon started creating music as a way to drift out from the chaos of life, and has since garnered a small following through her online videos and live performances. She has collected awards such as Digi’s 2013 WWWOW “Breakthrough Youtube Star” and Short + Sweet Malaysia’s 2016 “Audience Choice” and “Overall Best Performance”. She was also featured at various songwriter nights at Nashville, Tennessee performing alongside the likes ofElla Mae Bowen and Lance Carpenter, Her first EP, Clues, was released in December 2014 and her song “Goodbye” was included in “Rock for Ronan”, a compilation album released in the US by the Ronan Thompson Foundation.
Beverly Matujal has a long standing love affair with songwriting, which began as she was harbouring her first crush at the age of 12. Despite that short lived infatuation, her love for music eventually grew and she went on to write more songs that deal with the intimate matters of the heart after picking up the piano and guitar. Her song, “Honeydew”, topped the Hitz Borneo English Top 10 for atleast 12-weeks in 2012. Beverly has also performed at Iskarnival 2016 and Penang Island Jazz Festival 2016. Her first EP, Echoes, is set to release in late August.
Presented by: klpac
Produced by: Coebar Abel
Date & Time: 19 August @ 8:30pm
Venue: indicine, klpac
Admission: Entry by minimum donation of RM15
(Saturday) 8:30 pm - 11:00 pm