Every once in two months, the Pari-Pari (or fairies as you would say) come out to play at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). Many of them are writers, poets, singers, musicians, artists, illustrators, and yes, even curious people like you.
If you’re drawn to the magic of the Pari-Pari, come on over to klpac for the second gathering of its kind on 21 April at 6pm. ENTRY IS FREE OF CHARGE.
Psst!! If you are a fairy who writes short stories, poems, makes music, beats a drum, does miming, belly dancing (that’ll be swell), fire ball juggling, disappearing, plucking a bunny out of a hat, making an elephant disappear, making the klpac security guard who guards Sentul Park disappear.. well, you get the drift. Drop firstname.lastname@example.org an e-mail.
Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Producer & Curator: Sukhbir Cheema
Date & Time: June 23 at 6pm
Venue: The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre’s Outdoors
ENTRY IS TOTALLY FREE!
Featuring: Terence Toh, Allie Hill, Uthaya Sankar SB, Marina Tan & Endee Ahmad, Juliet Thor, Norman Chella, Maya Hanum, Vern Daim, Omar Ali, Divya Dixit
Marina Tan & Endee Ahmad
Marina Tan is an artist who strives to understand herself and the world around her — basically, what they teach you in kindergarten. Endee Ahmad adalah seorang seniman yang cuba membawa khabar gembira penawar duka pelupa gundah gulana.
Uthaya Sankar SB
Uthaya Sankar SB graduated from University of Malaya in 1998. He has worked with Radio Televisyen Malaysia (RTM) and lectured in a few colleges (1996-2010). Currently, Uthaya is a freelance writer, editor, and consultant. He is keen in doing research and writing about Indian culture in Bahasa Malaysia so it could be read and understood by every Malaysian. His recent books include Malaiur Manikam (2015), Mandala Bicara (2016), Ikan Patin dan Beruang Besar (2017) and Thirukkural dan Megha Duta (2018). Uthaya has always been a controversial figure in the Malaysian literary scene for his outspokenness on many issues. He is the founder of Kumpulan Sasterawan Kavyan (Kavyan Writers Group) which has been actively organising language, literature, arts and cultural events throughout the country since 1999.
Vintage soul. Sphered by compassion, passion and poetry. Amour center of my being. Cursed and conquered. This is my journey, surviving through poetry. This is the ink, impression and tears. . .
Norman T. Chella is an upcoming public speaker, versed in writing, podcasting, and voice work. He specializes in self-development, culture, and the latest technological developments. Previously the Head of Marketing for a Japanese FinTech company in Malaysia. For all his creative endeavors, he goes under the pen name N.T. Cloever. His short stories podcast, Tempered Fables, can be found at https://anchor.fm/tempered-fables/. More information about him can be found at https://normanchella.com/. He writes his provoking thoughts at GreyNautic.com.
Vernon Daim was born in Taiping, grew up in Kuching, and pursued his undergraduate studies in Edinburgh. Currently he works in Pahang. His poems are published by online literary journals such as Asiatic, Anak Sastra, Eastlit, and Eksentrika. In print, his poems and stories have been anthologised in Readings for Readings 2, Asian Centre Anthology of Malaysian Poetry in English, Everything About Us, Bitter Root Sweet Fruit, and Malchin Testament: Malaysian Poems. He has also read his works at the Georgetown Literary Festival in 2016 and 2017.
Terence Toh writes newspaper features by day and fiction by night. His ten minute scripts have been shown at the Short and Sweet Theatre Festivals in Kuala Lumpur and Penang: in 2012, his script ‘Shooting Star’ won Best Overall Production at Short and Sweet Penang. His scripts have also been seen in Tales From the Bedroom (2014) and Tales From the Jamban (2017). His ten minute musicals have also been performed at the Short and Sweet Musical festival, where he won Best Libretto in 2012, 2015 and 2016. His fiction has also been published in various local anthologies.
Divya Dixit is a consultant by profession. She enjoys writing and poetry is just another part of it.
Omar Ali does a bit of theatre… but he draws, writes and questions existence itself when people aren’t looking.
Allie Hill is a graphic designer and illustrator. Over the past 26 years, she has had opportunities to practice her craft in four beautiful cities: Kuala Lumpur, London, Bangkok and Singapore. Late in 2016, her work experience came full circle when her family moved back home to Kuala Lumpur. Allie loves art initiatives that benefit communities and strives to serve with what she has. She also enjoys telling tales, and Just Enough is her second children’s storybook.
Malaysian-born singer/songwriter MayaHanum is a soulful performer who’s had a fire for singing and the stage from a very young age. She has been singing professionally for the past few years. Maya also recorded and was featured on the track ‘memang mudah’, with elite Malaysian rapper, Altimet and local icon, Sasi The Don which is available on iTunes and Spotify. Besides singing, maya has also acted in a few stage productions organized by the Penang Players, Actors Studio (Greenhall), Ftalent Academy Showcase and Humano Flamenco, an International Theatrical Production at Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) under the musical direction of reknowned flamenco guitarist Alberto Marin. She is currently based in Kuala Lumpur working on her debut single for her EP whilst pursuing her passion for performance and the stage.