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
Here in Malaysia, we are fortunate to have a flourishing creative scene with a series of yearly festivals that cater to various art forms. Festivals are great platforms that encourage discussion, promote the exchange of ideas and provide artists with avenue to showcase their work. What’s more, the public get to enjoy and develop a more widespread appreciation of the arts. These festivals, however, are not just fun and games; they strive to educate, fascinate and enlighten. They also foster a sense of community by connecting like-minded individuals. Here are some of the many (and growing!) festivals, big or small,...Read More
All images credit FX.CAT From Te Fiti of Moana, to White Walkers from the Game of Thrones series to Ghost in Shell, Nurul Nabilla Radzif aka FX.CAT alias Neb has been setting social media ablaze with her mad face painting skills. I mean, just take a look at these brilliant stuff by Neb! Using paint, make up brushes and sculpting tools, the oozing confidence from this tudung clad lass lends further character to her face paintings, making her art even more awesome! Neb explains that her art is a combination of body painting and make up. Beneath the colourful...Read More
All images credit By Grace Have you ever wished to know what a slice of the universe would taste like? We might never know for sure but these cakes By Grace definitely lets your imagination take you there! Two artistic bakers behind this Malaysian confectionery in Johor Bahru came up with the fabulous idea of making “space cakes” that brings a whole new meaning to the phrase “a feast for your eyes”. For the record, although these cakes are bound to inspire thoughts high in the sky, these are not to be confused with the kind infamously sought for...Read More
Images by Dennis Lee “Big show,” I said to my editor while looking at the list of cast and team members, feeling slightly intimidated about having to write about a musical for the first time. ‘Fame’ The Musical was originally conceived by David De Silva based on a book by Jose Fernandez in the 1980’s. This time, it is directed by Dominic Luk, co-founder of Monday Show Entertainment, and is currently running at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Based on an adapted version of the musical, Monday Show Entertainment collaborated with The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat...Read More
Feature image: “Still Life with Cherries, Key and Dice,The Key of Luck” by bulgarian artist, Alexander Titorenkov I usually take up a little room Deep in your pocket. I am essential In proving that you are territorial. Like problems, like children, I multiply Purely out of basic necessity, Insecurity or bad memory. I’m not your faithful spouse nor hot lover. Yet losing me causes dread and distress, Turns your life into a horrible mess. I guard your treasure, your dirty secrets. Though I jingle-jangle and make loud noise When I socialise, I’m still your best choice. ...Read More
Image credit: McFlight The little boy bowed, a faint glint in his eyes subtly hinting to his opponent that he was not someone to be trifled with. The two-second bow was executed flawlessly, with such finesse and gracefulness that made one wonder who could have taught him so well. Bowing to an opponent was a sign of respect – the epitome of sportsmanship. *** Daniel had boasted to his friends in school about playing elite sports such as golf, tennis and archery. None of his classmates knew the difference between a birdie and a bogey, how silly of them....Read More
All images credit Max Teoh of Alpha Moments Photography It is always a tiger that draws visitors to the zoo, even more so, if the tiger is an atheist. This premise hooked audiences in the recent Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo play, which has just concluded its run in Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) on July 9. Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo is a fictional account of the first year of the US-led invasion of Iraq. The story tells of a tiger that haunts the streets of present day Baghdad seeking the meaning of life. As it...Read More
All artworks are by Anntidote Searching for an antidote to your daily frustrations or sorrows? Let Anntidote lift up your downtrodden spirits with an aesthetically pleasing flow of encouraging vibes! Anntidote is a locally-based art label run by artist and writer, Ann Tan. Ann started creating art and writing poetry as hobbies, which grew into a habit and eventually flourished into Anntidote. Currently in the final year of her English and Creative Writing degree, Ann assiduously continues to create meaningful art and poetry despite having to manage assignment deadlines, exams and other commitments. Her initial experience in art was...Read More
It is indeed remarkable for a school to sustain staging annual school plays to the point it becomes more than a decade-long tradition. Ipoh Anglo Chinese School (ACS) has since earned a name for this, having continued staging a play since the 1950’s and even churning out some famous names the likes of veteran actor, Mano Maniam and Chin San Sooi, the theatre director renowned for staging Macbeth in the style of Chinese opera. Both Mano and San Sooi have openly spoken of their fond memories play acting at their alma mater circa the 1960’s. This year marks the school’s...Read More
*** This post was posted by Nik Sarah Melissa Sulaiman on her blog SIERRALISSE. It was so informative and helpful that we got her approval to post it here! The artwork above was created by her 10-days after getting acquainted with watercolours. All thanks to a Youtube video by David Phua. Use cheap materials Sometimes as outsiders looking into the lives of professional artists, it is easy to be dazzled not only by their skills, but by their amazing, high-quality (expensive) tools. A newbie can be forgiven for thinking that using expensive things can help in creating good painting. This...Read More
Artwork credit: Futurism *** This week’s poem by Leon Wing is “genre reversing” as the writer puts it. “It is a very long one-line narrative or prose poem. It is a time reversing, or you could say, a time travelling piece which one can also read as flash fiction. Thus, genre-merging,” Leon explains. Before the rats picked at the blood and flesh on the fragments of her skull dotted all over the rails, before her head got crushed and brain matter splattered all over, and shattered bones, still with some flesh around them, flung everywhere on the rails, before...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 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