All images credit: Projek Dialog If you’re a frequent user of the LRT Ampang or Kelana Jaya line, you might have noticed that the walls of the underground pedestrian tunnel in the Masjid Jamek station have been adorned with an eye-catching spread of poetry. The mural is the product of Geraba(k)ata, a collaborative project by Projek Dialog, Think City () and Tiny Art Projects, supported by RapidKL. The team behind Geraba(k)ata consists of Fuad Rahmat and Zikri Rahman, with graphic design by Allie Hill and illustrations by Komeil Zarin. Pssst! The last time Allie added colours the walls of...Read More
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Image credit: Gerakbudaya Penang So yesterday we released a post on local indie publishers and bookstores you should follow. Turns out, we missed many and there are more, as our readers point out! So here it is, a second part to the first post, more local indie publishers and bookstores you got to follow and support. Psst! As usual, click on their names to go to their websites! Gerakbudaya Bookstore Petaling Jaya Founded in 1998 by Chong Ton Sin (or more fondly known as Pak Chong) under GB Gerakbudaya Enterprise Sdn. Bhd., Gerakbudaya Bookstore is widely recognised as the...Read More
Feeling adventurous in your pursuit of reading? Our independent publishers and bookstores are here to deliver a varied range of literature to liven up your bookshelf. Independent (or more commonly known as ‘indie’) publishers and bookstores operate on a smaller capacity and are more receptive or even encouraging towards experimental writing, as opposed to large-scale, mass-producing commercial publishers that churn out popular mainstream titles. Notwithstanding their niche nature, independent publishers and bookstores are ideal alternatives to broaden your reading horizons. Here are several independent publishers and bookstores to look out for on your next book hunt! Pssst! Click on...Read More
Production stills by Kenny Gan, sourced from James Lee Interested in filmmaking but lacking in conventional (and probably costly) equipment? Your smartphone might just be your next best bet. As smartphones and other handheld gadgets increasingly infiltrate every aspect of our modern, tech-reliant lives, local independent filmmaker, James Lee explores the possibilities offered by the ubiquitous smartphone as an alternative to traditional filmmaking equipment in his latest brainchild, the ‘Smartphone Films Series’. Just check out his short film below! ‘Overtime’ is the first product in the series of several short films shot entirely on smartphones. This project is a new...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
SHORT STORY | The Peculiar Autumn by Farahrina AliNov 18, 2017
This is the 7th annual
This is the 7th annual show organized by Tutti Art Club. This group show will showcase works of Artist Seeling Tan with a group of students who are normal and also those who have learning challanges. Art show no barrier and we all come in as group to celebrate the differences of each individual. There is no disability in our creations, each and everyone can paint equally well.
Presented by: Tutti Art
Date & Time: 15th Oct 2017 @ 3pm
Launch of Art Exhibition at 3pm with students short violin and cello performance at 3pm.
Exhibition will be held from 10 – 21 October from 10am – 10pm.
October 10 (Tuesday) 10:00 am - November 21 (Tuesday) 10:00 pm
The Marriage of Figaro (Le
The Marriage of Figaro (Le nozze di Figaro), a comic opera in four acts by composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart with an Italian libretto by Lorenzo Da Ponte. Soon to be wed, Figaro and Susanna, servants to the Count and Countess Almaviva, are worried that the Count will attempt to seduce Susanna on her impending wedding night. Can Figaro outwit his Scheming and skirt-chasing master? A single day of madness, revenge, conspiracy and deception! Hilariously funny. Featuring Chi Hoe Mak as Count Almaviva, Ang Mei Foong as Countess, Ho Chi Mei as Susanna, Samuel Lim as Figaro, Chaing YiLing as Cherubino, Cynthia Tan as Marcellina, Chin Vun Chieh as Dr. Bartolo, Alphonsus Sim as Basilio/Don Curzio, Bui Yik Ling as Barbarina, Terence Au as Antonio, KL City Opera Orchestra Ensemble, KL City Opera Chorus and the children from the Opera for Kids workshop.
Executive Producers – Danny Chen & Ho Soon Yoon
Conductor – Juan Montoya
Stage Director – Vince Connor
Vocal Director – Cecilia Yap
Concert Master – Lim Jae Sern
Repetiteur – Soon Kun Ming
Date & Time –
12th & 14th October 2017 @ 8:00pm
15th October 2017 @ 3:00pm
Venue – Pentas 1, klpac
12th October 2017 – RM108, RM118, RM128, RM138, RM148
14th & 15th October 2017 – RM128, RM138, RM148, RM158, RM168
Early bird 15% off from July 15th – August 15th, 2017
10% off for students, seniors and physically challenged
Tickets on sale NOW!
October 12 (Thursday) 8:00 pm - November 15 (Wednesday) 3:00 pm
Flyboys (2006) Duration: 140 mins (approx.) Language: English Subtitle: English Synopsis:
Duration: 140 mins (approx.)
Synopsis: The adventures of the Lafayette Escadrille, young Americans who volunteered for the French military before the U.S. entered World War I, and became the country’s first fighter pilots.
War Horse (2011)
Duration: 146 mins (approx.)
Synopsis: Young Albert enlists to serve in World War I after his beloved horse is sold to the cavalry. Albert’s hopeful journey takes him out of England and to the front lines as the war rages on.
Saving Private Ryan (1998)
Duration: 169 mins (approx.)
Synopsis: Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
The Pianist (2002)
Duration : 150 mins (approx.)
Synopsis: A Polish Jewish musician struggles to survive the destruction of the Warsaw ghetto of World War II.
Presented by: The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
Curated by: Joe Hasham OAM and Dato’ Faridah Merican
Venue: Indicine, klpac
Date: 16, 17, 23 & 24 October @ 3pm
October 16 (Monday) 3:00 pm - November 24 (Friday) 3:00 pm
Kee Thuan Chye, author of
Kee Thuan Chye, author of ‘No More Bullshit, Please, We’re All Malaysians’ and other bestselling books, returns to the Malaysian stage as playwright-director after an absence of more than two decades. His last play, ‘We Could **** You, Mr Birch’, played to full houses in 1994 and was invited the following year to the Festival of Asian Performing Arts.
He now brings for the first time to Malaysia his play ‘Swordfish + Concubine’ in its original English version, realising a dream he has harboured since long before the play was judged one of the top 5 in the International Playwriting Festival 2006 organised in the United Kingdom.
To be staged at KLPac’s Pentas 1 from November 2 to 5, the production aims to help raise funds for the family of Ooi Eow Jin, the former RTM Orchestra conductor, who is 78 and suffering from Alzheimer’s and whose son recently underwent surgery to remove a brain tumour.
‘Swordfish + Concubine’ is an epic production based on the classic ‘Sejarah Melayu’ (Malay Annals). Thuan Chye digs into the past to create a story about the present.
The story of ancient Singapura attacked by swordfish until it is saved by a boy, and of a young, smart and spirited concubine sentenced to death by impalement – this is made relevant to Malaysia today.
Kee turns it into a lavish and fun-filled piece of theatre. The play is packed with drama, humour, music, movement, silat and, as they used to say in the old Hollywood heydays, “a cast of thousands”! Hahaha!
It incorporates gamelan music performed by the magnificent Rhythm in Bronze – and rap. Yes, rap! Hahaha!
Its dream cast comprises Malaysia’s best actors – Na’a Murad, Sandra Sodhy, Qahar Aqilah, Alfred Loh, Hana Nadira, Arief Hamizan, Amanda Ang, Bella Rahim, Gregory Sze, Iefiz Alaudin, Bright Ong and 12-year-old Joel Timothy Low. In the play, they act, sing, dance and fight. Yes, fight!
2 (Thursday) 1:00 am - 5 (Sunday) 1:00 am
“How do I stop? How
“How do I stop? How do I stop? How do I stop?”
Delve into the trippy and electrifying subconscious of an individual dealing with clinical depression. Through a support system of friends, appointments with the psychiatrist and an endless flow of antidepressants, will he come out of his rut and find light once more?
4.48 Psychosis scrutinizes the intricate dynamics between a tormented individual and the societal pressure to be normal. The play debuted posthumously, also in London’s Royal Court Theatre, in 2000. 4.48 Psychosis is Sarah Kane’s final piece of work. Featuring Phraveen Arikiah, Alex Chua, Claudia Low and Andrew Wood. Directed by Kelvin Wong
Artistic Director KELVIN WONG
Director KELVIN WONG
Writer SARAH KANE
Cast PHRAVEEN ARIKIAH, ALEX CHUA, CLAUDIA LOW, ANDREW WOOD
Date & Time:
# Show 1 : 2nd November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 2 : 3rd November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 3 : 4th November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 4 : 5th November 2017 @ 3:00 PM
# Show 5 : 8th November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 6 : 9th November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 7 : 10th November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 8 : 11th November 2017 @ 3:00 PM
# Show 9 : 11th November 2017 @ 8:30 PM
# Show 10 : 12th November 2017 @ 3:00 PM
Venue: Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
Tickets: RM 58 (RM48 for Concession)
Call 03 4047 9000 to purchase tickets or click Buy Ticket!
November 2 (Thursday) 8:30 pm - December 12 (Tuesday) 8:30 pm