Feature image credit: Horng Yih Wong If you saw 16-bit Coriolanus, staged at Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) last month, you might have wondered who exactly is the bewitching Volumnia beneath all that make up… Stephanie Van Driesen’s portrayal as the mother of Caius Martius definitely stood out for us and it’s no surprise since she has been honing her acting powers in the local arts scene since 2010. The more frequent theatre goer might remember Stephanie’s one-woman show “Marilyn and me” last year, that showcased not only her ability to evoke the 50s bombshell persona, but also...Read More
I see it in movies, I see it in real life I see the confessions of love, The beauty of it and I realised I want to wake up next to you, tomorrow maybe In Manali, the snowcapped mountains, maybe Or perhaps Shimla Strolling along aimlessly down a path laden with flowers To the poetic sound of a sitar Drop by Agra, they said To the city of love Visit the Taj Mahal, the godly cosmos of real love Exquisite, isn’t it? But I have different paths to cross Memories to erase and with you, I want it to...Read More
Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Berikut makna kata-kata yaksa kepada gumpalan awan yang cuba dipujuk supaya menjadi duta (utusan). Paparan ini bukan terjemahan langsung daripada apa yang ditulis oleh Kalidasa dalam puisi klasik Megha Duta; sebaliknya penjelasan makna rangkap demi rangkap puisi berkenaan. Sloka 6 – Aku tahu bahawa engkau lahir dalam kumpulan awan Pushkaravartaka yang terkenal di seluruh dunia. Engkau merupakan pegawai kanan kepada Dewa Indra di kayangan. Salah satu kehebatan engkau adalah kemampuan untuk muncul dalam sebarang bentuk yang diingini. Aku yang terpisah daripada isteriku menyedari segala keistimewaan yang engkau miliki. Atas sebab itulah aku kini merayu...Read More
I feel I should and must relate our experience in light of what is taking place. This cartoon was among the many “controversial” ones I created as a metaphor in February this year following the decision by the Multimedia Communications and Multimedia Commission (MCMC) to block The Malaysian Insider (TMI) – my wife, Ista’s former employer – over its report on the 1MDB scandal. The following harrowing weeks saw my then eight-month old pregnant journalist wife, pondering on her fate. The idea of suddenly seeing her only source of income rapidly diminishing was too absurd to even consider. But absurdities are the norm here...Read More
Image credit: Abdul Qayyum Jumadi Malaysian writer Abdul Qayyum Jumadi was recently selected by Fixi Novo to experience the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016 at Bali, Indonesia from October 26 to October 30, 2016. The author of Deathwritten, a short story part of Fixi’s KL Noir: Yellow shares with Eksentrika his experience at the literary festival. If Bali is the Island of the Gods, then Ubud Writers and Readers Festival is where the titans meet. On my third day here, my supir (chaffeur) told me something that ties the spirit of this island: “In Bali, we take care of three relationships:...Read More
With the next instalment in the well received Pokemon franchise is set to hit game stores on November 18, this year, it appears the Poke-virus has already infected some fans. The Pokemon series is famous for its cute and at times pretty cool creatures who undergo trans-formative evolution – typically in three stages. Following that spirit, Malaysian architect and artist Munif Abdul Malek, has been churning out his own Pokemon evolutions. Dora. Doraemon. Dorimau. If everyone’s fav cat robot was a Pokemon. 😆 #drawnosaur #draw #drawings #inktober #art #artoftheday #fanart #penart #artline #artist #artistmalaysia #artmalaysia #malaysia #japan #anime #manga #pokemon #doraemon #digitalart...Read More
Image credit: Fauxtography by udjinn By now we’re pretty sure you guys have come across this video of a group of pretty a capella singers belting out tunes from AR Rahman’s famous hits from the 90’s. For those still living under a coconut shell, give the video below a listen (and make sure to share it because it is THAT good!) These ladies are not your calang-calang musicians kay! It took The Vochale Project only two rehearsals to record and release this video in time for this year’s Deepavali. The group’s music director, Ann Salina Peter says that the risk taking...Read More
Unable to head out Trick of Treating tonight? No fret, here are some spooky artworks to put you right in the Halloween mood. Created by Malaysian artists, these artworks were made using various art forms including, pencil, ink and digitally. Since it is October and that means it’s the month of Inktober, several of these artworks were created to celebrate Inktober. Pssssst! Here are some of the amazing Inktober artists to follow. And check out these Deepavali artworks too! Good luck sleeping tonight. By the way, there are tons more creepy artworks in the form of comics published by indie comic...Read More
Malaysian poet Melizarani T. Selva kicks off Ubud’s PechaKucha event. Image credit: Abdul Qayyum Jumadi Malaysian writer Abdul Qayyum Jumadi was recently selected by Fixi Novo to experience the Ubud Writers and Readers Festival 2016 at Bali, Indonesia from October 26 to October 30, 2016. The author of Deathwritten, a short story part of Fixi’s KL Noir: Yellow shares with Eksentrika his thoughts on the Pecha Kucha presentation format. I arrived at about 12:30am in Ngurah Rai Airport, Denpasar. Thinking that Bali would still be alive in these hours, I made the mistake of booking a night flight (This is only...Read More
Deepavali or Diwali is a Hindu festival symbolising the triumph of good over evil. Of light over darkness. Of wisdom over ignorance and in some cases, colors over achromatism. Here are a bunch of talented local artists from Doodle Malaysia who came up with Deepavali artworks of their own to usher in the festival in true Malaysian fashion! Owh! Eksentrika would love to take the opportunity to wish our readers a Happy Deepavali! Think we’ve missed out an artist? Drop us a comment below and we’ll add the artist in! Have a Deepavali inspired artwork to share? Send em over...Read More
Baca bahagian-bahagian sebelumnya di sini. Sloka 3 – Apabila yaksa terpandang gumpalan awam berkenaan, dia menjadi amat sayu. Dia cuba mengawal air mata yang mahu gugur. Kalidasa mencatatkan dalam Megha Duta betapa orang yang sedang berasa gembira juga akan berasa sedikit terkesan apabila memandang awan yang berarak di langit. Menurut penyair, emosi seorang individu yang bersendirian pasti lebih terganggu kerana dia akan teringat akan kekasih atau isteri yang tiada di sisi. Demikianlah juga keadaan yaksa yang sudah lapan bulan tinggal sendirian di Bukit Ramagiri. Hatinya begitu rindu untuk menyentuh, memegang, memeluk dan berkasih dengan yaksi. Sloka 4 – Musim...Read More
Live for Today by artist Keat * For all that is was or will ever be now is all that you will ever see * For ever is in the now and now is in for-ever Kevin Lau is a pseudo poet who delves into the art of what he calls ‘pseudo poetry’, almost-there-but-not-quite-there-yet poetry. Keat is a digital artist and designer who have been exploring computer graphics since 2005. Keat believes in the positive effects yoga and meditation can have towards oneself. Everything he does, from an idea, to action to creation, is just a reflection of his inner...Read More
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 email@example.com
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
email@example.com / +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 firstname.lastname@example.org / 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