Author: Ista

Poetry | Key by Vernon Daim

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.  ...

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What’s so great for a school to stage plays for 81-years?

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...

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What’s your epic Balik Kampung tale? Share the legend for prizes lah!

Hari Raya is around the corner and for many Malaysians, tis the season to head home to loved ones and become round through food! It is a Muslim festival but we Malaysians are known to embrace the celebration as one great open-house party for all. What we get out of this is a collection of great memories and stories that live on beyond the holiday period. Some are so epic, they are retold again and again at every get together. If you have one of these balik kampung anecdotal gems, now is the chance for you to share it with...

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Launch your artist career with the UOB competition now…it’s been done before!

Kobayashi Satoshi’s “The Producer” source: UOB Are you ready to make your craft the UOB Painting of the Year 2017? The annual competition that has been highlighting artists across South East Asia for over two decades now, is accepting entries until September 1, this year. The theme is Reciprocity, which is how viewers perceive and appreciate art through their own experiences and memories. “The beauty of art is subjective and can be interpreted differently based on viewers’ feelings and experience. This year’s theme highlights this unique element that makes art and the appreciation of it personal to each of us,” says UOB...

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Mengapa Joe Hasham mengarah karya Inggeris “Betrayal” dalam Bahasa Melayu?

“Produksi ini adalah antara yang paling mencabar dalam hidup saya,” kata Joe Hasham di dalam pejabatnya di Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Saya duduk di hadapan beliau lalu mengkaji raut wajahnya buat sementara. Di sini seorang lelaki yang sudah berpengalaman hampir 50 tahun sebagai seorang pelakon, pengarah dan penerbit pelbagai produksi teater dan iklan – juga adalah lelaki pertama di dunia yang berani memikul watak homoseksual dalam sebuah siri televisyen Number 96, di negara asalnya, Australia, (pada masa yang agak kontroversi untuk mana-mana lelaki berbuat sedemikian) – namun kini mengaku pementasan beliau kali ini, iaitu “Betrayal” oleh Harold Pinter akan mencabar?...

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october, 2017

30sep - 1octsep 303:00 pmoct 1- 3:00 pmCRÈ

30sep - 29octsep 308:30 pmoct 29Short + Sweet Malaysia 2017

10oct - 21novoct 1010:00 amnov 21Beyond Differences

12oct - 15novoct 128:00 pmnov 15The Marriage of Figaro (Le Nozze di Figaro)

14oct3:00 pm- 6:30 pmArt Battle Malaysia #3 | Speed Painting Competition

16oct - 24novoct 163:00 pmnov 24World’s Best Movies

20oct - 22oct 208:30 pmoct 22Un Yamada Project 2017: “People without Seasons”

21oct3:00 pm- 5:00 pmSoft & Savage | An enchanting owl photography exhibition

27oct - 28oct 278:30 pmoct 28One Thousand Million Smiles