She quit her job, went on a solo travel through Europe and South America and left imprints of her art along the way. This might sound like a mere daydream for most people but for Ruby Subramaniam, it is part of her reality. Now a year after trading a promising career in digital media marketing for a living off paintbrushes and canvas, the 26-year-old is making headway at becoming her own definition of “artist”. Her many current projects include planning her first solo exhibition, writing a modern day memoir and introducing international art events to the local scene. She...Read More
Saya sering ditanya mengapa saya menulis esei, cerpen dan novel menggunakan Bahasa Malaysia, sedangkan kebanyakan hasil tulisan saya mengangkat nilai budaya dan kehidupan watak-watak kaum India. Pertanyaan ini datang daripada pelbagai pihak. Misalnya, seorang penolong editor sebuah majalah pernah membuat tuduhan kononnya saya sengaja menulis cerpen Bahasa Malaysia dalam usaha menyebarkan unsur agama Hindu kepada khalayak pembaca Melayu. Di sisi yang lain pula, pencinta dan “pejuang” Bahasa Tamil mempersoalkan keperluan saya menulis mengenai aspek budaya orang Tamil dalam “bahasa asing”. Kononnya, jika saya mahu mendidik pembaca kaum India mengenai budaya India, maka saya sepatutnya menulis dalam Bahasa Tamil. Selain...Read More
Love Life Death What do they have in common? If love is nothing If life slips away into the next room And death…does not count What is left between the hazy sky And the rocky earth? If everything remains exactly as it was If you remained you, And I am me, Whatever I am to you We are still Would we live so fondly? If life is untouched Unchanged If we remain still Similar tone of sorrow Same old tune of joy Old familiar hope and dream Would there still be Laughter And smile? When life becomes absolute Nothing...Read More
Local band, Skies Are Red recently added a new member to their pod. Bassist, Fabien Thomas, 31, joins the initial trio comprising vocalist, Danielle Williams, a 27-year-old quality analyst by day, 33-year-old technical writer cum guitarist, Dervin Frank, and chemistry student and drummer, Malcolm Ambrose, 22. In an exclusive with Eksentrika, they made known that they are not from this earth and displayed tremendous aptitude at answering interview questions. Naturally, we were quite blown away and therefore feel compelled to share their Q&A in its uncensored entirety. Tell us three interesting things about each of you. We come from a nearby star system....Read More
On Wednesday, a group of adults will get on stage in Damansara to live out their childhood dreams of becoming a ballerina. The concert they will be performing is unlike any other, due to the fact that all 17 of the dancers have, at most, just a year’s worth of training in the highly technical dance. What’s more, each individual will be sharing personal stories of their journey as adult ballerinas. A photo posted by The Royal Durian Academy (@theroyaldurianacademy) on Sep 7, 2016 at 8:49pm PDT The concert marks one year of The Royal Durian Ballet Academy, which...Read More
Since her breakthrough into the local literary scene a mere two years ago, Tina Isaacs has chalked up seven short story titles published in her name. Before the year is out, she will have another two short stories published, one of which is to be released this month under Fixi Novo‘s Chronicles of Kota Kinabalu. “I’m a go getter and whenever there are calls for submissions, I always try to send in a piece. Next thing I know, I’m suddenly a published author.” Tina’s writing journey only kickstarted after she felt disenchanted serving 12 years as a litigation lawyer....Read More
You read that right. Armed with a paintbrush, Penang based Bibichun shares with Eksentrika why he terrorises the island’s street with art. At a carpark opposite Georgetown’s Prangin Mall, is a mural of a gleeful panda holding a long roller paintbrush and a bucket of white paint decorating a blue colonial styled building. The panda appears authoritative and pretty pleased with itself after “erasing” a tapir with white paint. Traces of the tapir’s four feet can be seen along with the tapir’s last words; – I guess I’m next to be erased – all of which are also erased...Read More
Imagine a content website – devoid of censorship – showcasing, promoting and celebrating the plethora of Malaysian artistic talents. Now, picture a website, where the artist discusses his or her work, the challenges faced, the triumphs celebrated, the philosophies and disciplines practised to get from an empty canvas to a fully colored art piece. Infact, let’s take it one notch higher. Visualise a website with articles revealing the things that made the artist’s imagination tick. At this moment, right now, there is a Malaysian who is probably belting out a tune in a pub, strumming his guitar at a...Read More
A performance on the canonical
A performance on the canonical speeches and scenes from MACBETH, each comes with narration of plots and discussion of the themes.
Audience members are invited to join the discussion during Q&A session
KL Shakespeare Players, The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
Pentas 2, klpac
Date & Time:
2 – 5 May @ 11am, 8.30pm
6 May @ 3pm, 8.30pm
7 May @ 3pm
Standard – RM55
Students / Disabled / Seniors / TAS Card – RM45
2 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm - 7 (Sunday) 3:00 pm
Singapore Dance Theatre’s long-anticipated Ballet
Singapore Dance Theatre’s long-anticipated Ballet Illuminations Malaysia Tour returns with a medley of diverse and exquisite mix of classical and contemporary ballet by award-winning choreographers!
Be captivated and exhilarated as Singapore Dance Theatre brings to the stage a fine mix of classical and contemporary ballet at this year’s Ballet Illuminations!
Presented by: Singapore Dance Theatre & klpac
Incomparable Beauty by Ma Cong
Swipe by Val Caniparoli
Raymonda after Marius Petipa
Date & Time:
5-6 May 2017 @ 8.30pm (Fri & Sat)
6 May 2017 @ 3pm (Sat)
7 May 2017 @ 2pm (Sun)
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac
5 May @ 8.30pm – RM 25
6 May @ 3pm – RM 38 (Concession RM 25 | Package of 4 RM 128)
6 May @ 8.30pm – RM 48 (Concession RM 38 | Package of 4 RM 152)
7 May @ 2pm – RM 38 (Concession RM 25 | Package of 4 RM 128)
Early Bird Sales from 22 Feb – 15 March | May 6 & May 7 Matinee RM32, May 6 Evening RM38
MASTER CLASS Ticket Prices
Regular Price: RM75 per person
Purchase 1 Ballet Illuminations Ticket: RM68 per person
Purchase 2 Ballet Illuminations Tickets: RM 64 per person
Purchase 4 Ballet Illuminations Tickets: RM60 per person
Register with Sharifah at firstname.lastname@example.org by 10th April 2017 (Monday), 6pm Malaysia time.
May 5 (Friday) 8:30 pm - June 7 (Wednesday) 2:00 pm
Malaysia Century Chinese Orchestra (MCCO),
Malaysia Century Chinese Orchestra (MCCO), formerly known as PCCO, will be having two days season opening concerts at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) in April 2017.
The concert, under the baton of Resident Conductor Chong Koi Min, presents a Chinese classic, A Moonlit Night on the Spring River which originally a Pipa solo that has been popular in China since the Ming Dynasty, in a modern Chinese orchestra arrangement and together with Low Wei Kuok, who were twice gold award recipients for national instrumental competition in 2013 and 2015 will be performing Dizi concerto An Eagle’s Affection, follow by talented local young pianist Jeremy Yeo in an emotively overwhelming rendition of Yellow River Piano Concerto.
The orchestra will also showcase Symphony No.2 “Ode to Peace” by renowned composer Zhao Ji Ping, towards a transformative anti-fascism.
A Moonlit Night on the Spring River 春江花月夜
An Eagle’s Affection 鹰之恋
Yellow River 黄河钢琴协奏曲
Ode to Peace 和平颂
Presenter: Malaysia Century Chinese Orchestra
Conductor: Chong Koi Min
Dizi: Low Wei Kuok
Piano: Jeremy Yeo
Executive Producer: CHAN POH YEE
Musical Director : CHONG KOI MIN
Orchestra Manager: CHUA SU TING
Date & Time;
29 April 2017 @ 8.30pm
30 April 2017 @ 3pm
Venue: Pentas 1, klpac
Premium : RM50
Ticket sales launching date: 24th Jan 2017
(Saturday) 8:30 pm
A Very 1st solo art
A Very 1st solo art show by upcoming artist, May.
There will also be live performances by a few musician friends and possibly one or two indie bands.
(Friday) 9:00 pm