Artwork by Ellie Yong When legendary animator Tom Bancroft issued a challenge last year to artists to draw mermaids everyday for the month of May, little did he realise that the challenge would become an annual global affair. Dubbed #MerMay, the challenge is now in its second year and there is a possibility it might be the next big thing after #Inktober. In Malaysia, there is one artist who has been drawing gorgeous mermaids diligently everyday this entire month. A post shared by Ellie Yong (@elliethopia) on May 9, 2017 at 8:41pm PDT A post shared by Ellie Yong (@elliethopia)...Read More
Author: Sukhbir Cheema
(from left) Dianne Lim, Melissa Toh, Ryan Lee Bhaskaran and Fariz Salleh of Battle Bloom. All images credit: Battle Bloom Very few local bands can create music befitting for those who just want to unwind and relax after a hard day’s work. Battle Bloom is one of these remarkable bands. I was recently provided a sneak peak of their debut album, “Maps and Diagrams”, a gorgeous collage of lush harmonies representing the different phases of the band’s life as they sought their “sound” in their 10-year journey together. That’s right. The band members, Fariz Salleh (Guitar), Melissa Toh (Vocals) and Dianne Lim (Vocals/Keys) have...Read More
“This is set to be the most challenging production of my life,” Joe Hasham tells me as he motions me to sit in his cosy office at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). I sat down and studied Joe for a bit. Here was a man who has had close to 50-years of experience as an actor, director and producer of numerous theatre productions and commercials – not to mention he was also the world’s first gay character in Australia’s longest serial, Number 96 – and he’s telling me this particular play is challenging? I suppose he had seen my reaction...Read More
Image credit: PAN Productions PAN Productions’ musical theatre Into the Woods emerged as the Best Overall Production for 2016 at the 14th BOH Cameronian Arts Awards last night, beating five other theatre productions! Directed by Nell Ng, the musical was an adaptation of the Grimm Brothers’ fairy-tale by Stephen Sondheim, known as the godfather of musical theatre. Meanwhile, Dr. Deric Gan became the Best Director for a consecutive year following his meticulous direction for Richard III. The play, which was staged at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) in December 2016 was presented by The Actors Studio Seni...Read More
All images credit: Joshua Teo Thunderstorm (or in Chinese, 雷雨 Léiyǔ) might have been written during the infamous Chinese weepies era of the 1930’s, but the play itself has reached a legendary status – almost cult-like – to a certain extent among the East Asian literary and performing arts circles. As a testament, all four days of Tsao Yu’s Thunderstorm, directed by Faridah Merican were sold out before the curtains could even open here at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. Though the show in itself might have received mixed reviews, I found the entire play, which was punctuated with one...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