For more than seven years now, Gina Yap Lai Yoong has been a mentor of sorts for local writers who intend to get published. But she is not your ordinary writing coach and depending on your commitment to your craft, she can be a miraculous guiding angel or a badgering nightmare. She is known to go to great lengths to help her mentees, taking on roles as counselor, organiser and even babysitter to solve problems at hand. “I’ve had people ignore my calls, switch off their phone and avoid me for months but I don’t let them back out...Read More
Redha, a film by newbie director Tunku Mona Riza has a chance to contend at next year’s Oscars, following its selection to represent Malaysia by the National Film Development Corporation Malaysia (FINAS). If shortlisted as among the five final nominees, it will compete in the Foreign Language Film category for the 89th Academy Awards. The feature film is a first by Tunku Mona and centers around the lives of a family with an autistic child. In reacting to news of the selection, Tunku Mona took to her Facebook page to say that she was inspired to make the film...Read More
Selumbar, tajuk buku kedua penulis amatur, Ikmal Ahmad, adalah analogi daripada salah seorang watak karya tersebut yang menggambarkan hidupnya seperti kaki ditikam selumbar, sakit jika ditarik keluar tetapi jika dibiarkan juga menghalang daripada maju ke hadapan. Pertembungan antara dua watak utama, iaitu Razin, seorang ustaz muda yang disayangi dan dihormati orang kampung dengan Sufi, seorang pelawat yang sampai ke surau Razin, menandakan permulaan cerita dan adegan yang akan mengolah persepsi hidup kedua-dua pemuda tersebut. Razin akan menyesali pertemuannya dengan Sufi dalam jalan cerita buku ini yang mendalami tema-tema berat seperti Islam dengan homofobia, hormat terhadap ibu bapa dan sayang sesama...Read More
First up, let me explain the title. Selumbar is the Malay word for wood splinter and the novel is so called due to an analogy by one of the characters, likening his life to his feet being pierced deep with a Selumbar. If he pulls it out, he will suffer great pain, and yet leaving it in would only cause the wound to fester and hinder his walking forward. An innocent encounter between the main character, a much loved and respected modern day ustaz, Razin and a supposed stranger in Razin’s village, Sufi, kickstarts the drama. What unfolds will afflict...Read More
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
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