Author: Sukhbir Cheema

Deric Gan’s Richard III is a study on how a weakling can turn evil

All images by TR. Ban Photography How does discrimination play a factor for an individual to turn evil? Dr Deric Gan’s interpretation of Richard III which ended its run last weekend at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac) explores just this. Deric’s take on one of William Shakespeare’s earliest work on an actual king explored crucial elements which turned Richard III of England into a monstrous figure. These are the same elements which many Richard III plays often miss, ignore or overlook. See, the people of England during the middle ages believed that those who were hunched or deformed...

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Superhero artist anonymously creates healing art for terminally ill children

All images credit: Kopi Soh There are superheroes among us if you look close enough. One of them is an artist who anonymously has been creating healing artworks for terminally ill children for the past four-years! Preferring to go with her artist name Kopi Soh, the digital artist said there was no big “Aha” moment when she found her calling in creating healing artworks. “I just felt I wanted to put more smiles on people’s faces so I started by drawing for the general public, people who were sick, depressed, grieving, and also terminally ill kids who were stuck...

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Artist makes a living by painting images of Pokemon!

Okay, so the last time around we wrote about this artist who morphed Pokemon into Po-Kaijin and this architect who created his own Pokemon evolutionary line. This time around though, we’re writing about Alexander Panglima who paints beautiful Pokemon images! A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on Nov 11, 2016 at 6:51am PST A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on Oct 23, 2016 at 4:42am PDT Finally completed! Who will you be choosing to start your adventure in Alola? Let me know in the comments below 😊 A photo posted by by Alex Panglima ( on...

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“Music gave me a new lease of life” Nigesh Armon

All images credit: Armon In 2009, after experiencing a terrible break up and dwindling into drug addiction, Nigesh Armon fell back into music. And that probably saved him. Prior to the dark days of his life, the 32-year-old had been in and out of several bands. His love for the stage drove him to form many different bands with kindred music lovers, but over the years, these alliances fell apart, leaving Armon, solo in his passion. In those intial years, he did not imagine music to be his full time gig. “It was all for fun. But the darkest...

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Laughter, tears and more tears at Still Taming & S’kolah

When the full dress rehearsal for Still Taming & S’kolah concluded, I silently walked out of Pentas 2, made my way to the entrance of the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (Klpac) and after taking a few deep breaths, I lit a cigarette. My eyes were still teary and I had to pretend I was suffering from a bad case of the flu. It is extremely rare to find local theatre performances that tug your heart, let alone leave the audience speechless as Malaysians are typically  drawn to shows that are funny or light hearted. Mark Beau De Silva...

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february, 2018

9jan - 11febjan 99:00 amfeb 11International Conference of Performing and Visual Arts 2018

1feb - 38:30 pmfeb 3- 8:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

1feb - 48:30 pmfeb 4- 3:00 pmThe Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

4feb3:00 pm- 5:30 pmMak Yong Titis Sakti

7feb - 11feb 78:30 pmfeb 11The Bee by Hideki Noda and Colin Teevan

10feb3:00 pm- 4:30 pmJumpa Dalam Reban: On The Malaysian Vinyl Trail