Friday, August 25, 2006

Antenna UK

Come and watch some of the most creative videos from the UK this October!

With ever-more mainstream music channels on digital TV, and endless new pop tarts only
too willing to shake their thing at any fish-eye lens who’ll watch, it’s time somebody reminded the public that music videos can be more than just fuel for the egos of stars with already worryingly large heads.

British Council is presenting Antenna UK, a showcase event of creative and lesser seen videos focusing on material from British music video directors. The videos featured will not be the kind you see on commercial MTV, but made with a diverse range of media on much smaller budgets. From clever camera tricks and hi-tech computer graphics to lo-tech animation and illustration, huge creativity rather than huge budgets will be the defining link. It will also feature interviews with the directors talking about their work and background.

Antenna UK will premiere to the Malaysian public on 6 October, 10pm at The Loft, Zouk KL, brought to you by British Council in association with Zouk Club KL. This event is free but club rules apply. Age limit is 21 and above for ladies and 25 and above for men. For more information, visit

Second Link,The Singapore-Malaysia Text Exchange

W!ld Rice in collaboration with Five Arts Centre and The Actors Studio presents
Second Link
Directed by Ivan Heng.
Curated by Eleanor Wong, Alvin Pang and Leow Puay Tin.

Featuring an All-Star Singapore-Malaysia cast!:
Anne James
Edwin Sumun
Fahmi Fadzil
Gani Abdul Karim
Jonathan Lim
Karen Tan
Lim Yu Beng
Neo Swee Lin
Reza Zainal Abidin
Sukania Venugopal

Second Link is a provocative, insightful literary texts and humorous performance celebrating the work of Singaporean and Malaysian writers; with diverse topics ranging from the Merlion and Singlish, through nationality, race and sexuality. Directed by Ivan Heng and featuring a stunningly accomplished company of 10 actors from the two countries, Second Link will surprise, delight and reveal the obsessions and concerns of the cities' denizens and artists.

The production makes a return to Kuala Lumpur after two years, where it was first performed as Riding The Nice Bus at Zouk KL and directed by the late theatre legend Krishen Jit for the Kuala Lumpur Literary Festival 2006.

Since then, the show has been presented alongside Tikam-Tikam: Malaysian Roulette, directed by Singapore’s Ivan Heng and has made pit stops at the Hong Kong City Festival 2006 and the Singapore Theatre Festival 2006. This physical theatre performance of more than 50 texts from an eclectic selection of drama, poetry, novels and interviews, playfully introduces the audience to the joys, relevance and meaning of literature and found texts in the context of the two countries.

Through voice, movement, sets, costumes and lighting, 10 actors from both sides of Causeway come together to wring vivid meanings from the texts, opening new ways of appreciating literature – moving the private and personal experience of reading a book to a joyfully shared, communal experience.

A keen observation of life through more than 50 writers’ eyes, what emerges is a celebration of the written word and shared history and stories of two inseparable countries was a hit with audiences and critics in Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore.

Expect laughter and fresh points of view as the Singaporeans and Malaysians perform each other's stories, icons and idiosyncrasies, even as they playfully invite you to make up your own tale of two cities.

Venue: The Actors Studio Bangsar, Level 3, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur.
Dates & Tickets: 8.30pm, 30-31 August ’06 – special 49th Merdeka price RM49!
8.30pm, 1-2 September ’06 – RM57.
3.00pm, 2-3 September ’06 – RM57.
Student & senior citizens (55 and above) – RM25 for all shows.
Box-office: The Actors Studio (tel 03-2094 0400 / 2094 1400).

For more information, call/fax Five Arts Centre at 03-7725 4858, email fivearts at,

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre presents All About Harps

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre presents
All About Harps
with Katryna Tan

Date & Time: 1 & 2 September at 8.30pm
Venue: Pentas 2, KLPac
Tickets: RM40 & RM25 (students, disabled & sr. citizens)

Casual Concert & Talk
Date & Time: 2 September at 11am
Venue: Pentas 2, KLPac
Ticket: RM25

Masterclass / Trial Lesson
Date & Times: 3 September, 10am - 12pm & 1pm -4pm
Venue: Studio 2, KLPac
Fee: RM40 per half hour
To Register: Contact Yue May at 03-4047 9016

KLPac is proud to present ,All About Harps featuring one of the few solo harpists in the Southeast Asia region - Katryna Tan.

Katryna has performed extensively in the US, Japan, Australia, Malaysia and Singapore. Highlights of her performances include a very successful fund-raising recital in her hometown of Seremban, William Mathias' Harp Concerto with the Braddell Heights Symphony Orchestra, Rodrigo’s Concierto de Arnajuez with the Singapore Armed Forces Band, solo recitals in the Penang-YTL Arts Festival 2003, a Chamber Harp Concert at the Esplanade and a lunch-time solo concert also at the Esplanade.

In 2005, Katryna premiered her composition, Water Dancem, a piece inspired by an Ancient Chinese instrument called guqin. She has also released a debut solo album, Harp On, and another album with flutist Wendy Low entitled A Little Light Music.

Besides performing, Katryna is also a keen educator. She directed and staged a concert of a 17-strong harp orchestra at the Esplanade with her students. In recognition of her talent, she was awarded the prestigious national Young Artist Award 2005 by the National Arts Council of Singapore.

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For tickets, contact our box office:(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 or (TAS at BSC) 03-20949400

Sunday, August 20, 2006

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music

The Hills In The Klang Valley Are Set To Come Alive
With Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music !

“One of the funniest and most extraordinary evenings of my life!”
The Independent

Tim Woods Entertainment in association with IMG Artists is proud to announce the Malaysia season of Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music, the internationally-acclaimed, fun and interactive sing-a-long phenomenon. Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music will be held at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre from 17 – 22 October 2006, the first ever presentation of its kind in Asia.

Hailed by audiences worldwide as an unparalleled entertainment event, Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music features the screening of the most successful musical film of all time, with song lyric subtitles so everyone can sing along!

“The sing-a-long concept is unique in that it combines a wide variety of performance areas, including film, live entertainment, stand-up comedy and audience participation. Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music is an event, and not simply the re-run of an old movie. It is a great movie event where the audience members are actually the stars of the show,” said Tan Lae-Hoon, Vice-President & Director of IMG Artists Malaysia.

“At the start of the event, a host leads the audience members through vocal warm-ups, demonstrates the actions for the “magic moments” during the film, as well as the use of the complimentary fun pack. There is also a fancy dress competition which audience members help judge.”

“Then when the film is screened, audience members can get ready to burst into song, cheer the Von Trapp children, wave their sprigs of edelweiss, and hiss the Baroness – all in the spirit of fun and entertainment !”

The film, Sound of Music, premiered in 1965 and enjoyed record-breaking box office success, continuing to play in cinemas until December 1969. In 1966, the film received five Academy Awards for Best Picture, Best Director, Film Editing, Sound Design and Music Adaptation.

A large part of the film’s phenomenal success is due to the irresistible score by Rodgers and Hammerstein, as proven by the astounding success of the motion picture soundtrack. The original album reached Gold Record status a few months after release and remained on the best-selling charts for 233 weeks. Today it remains one of the most popular soundtracks of all time, with over 8,000,000 copies sold in North America alone.

Sing-A-Long-A Sound Of Music has played to sold-out shows across Britain, United States and Australia since it began in 1999. The show has toured more than 70 centres in the United Kingdom, playing to more than 200,000 people.

Venue: Pentas 1, Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC)
Sentul Park, Jalan Strachan 51100 Kuala Lumpur
Dates: 17 – 22 October 2006
Times: 17 – 21 October, Tue – Sat 8.00pm

21 & 22 October, Sat & Sun 2.00pm
Ticket Prices:
RM 85 for all seats.
*Ticket prices exclude RM2 per ticket booking fee.

*All seats are generated by the system based on best available seats.

Tickets are available at the following
Box Offices:
KL Performing Arts Centre

Contact: 03 4047 9000

Actors Studio, Bangsar Shopping Centre
Contact: 03 2094 9400.

SmoovePinch: We highly recommends this show as it is a fun activity for the whole family to sing along the timeless classics from the legendary movie Sound of Music.. "Doh a Deer, A female.." c'mon you know the lyrics.. Don't miss this!

Saturday, August 19, 2006

The Gospel according to St Luke

Gardner & Wife Theatre presents

a fundraising and evangelical opportunity for churches, evangelists and prayer groups
The Da Vinci Code - fact or fiction?
Gospel of Judas - fact or fiction?
Hear the truth - the whole truth: from the beginning to the end
The gospel of St Luke!
a stunning performance by Broadway artist: Bruce Kuhn

Sept 12th - October 1st, 2006

memorized word for word from the authorized King James version
the words come alive with the urgency and humour of someone who was there
limited shows!!

use it as a fund raising or evangelization event
in your premises or at an outside venue

Tues~Thur 8PM Fri 9PM Sat 3PM 9PM Sun 3PM 8PM
The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

Group Bookings ~ Call (03) 2273 1398
Tickets > call (03) 2094 0400 / 1400
Price > RM52 ~ RM92 (inclusive of ticketing charge)
Parental Advisory: 12

Major credit cards accepted in person or by phone.
Box Office (03) 2094 0400 or (03) 2094 1400

"Black & Silver" and Chinamen

The Actors Studio presents two comedies by one of the funniest men that ever picked up a pen.

Black and Silver and Chinamen by Michael Frayn.

Michael Frayn, born in 1933 is a writer, translator and playwright who is probably best known for the long running West End and Broadway hit comedy Noises Off, which was made into a film starring Michael Caine, Christopher Reeve and Denholm Elliot. Noises Off is partly inspired by Frayn's experiences with his earlier play Chinamen; he once commented that during a performance of that play, the chaos behind the scenes was often more entertaining than the action on-stage.

Black and Silver and Chinamen

A young married couple returns for a romantic break to their honeymoon hotel in Venice Italy, only this time, bringing their newly born baby along with them. Set in the small hours of the morning, the play sees the young couple struggling to relive the romance and retain their sanity as baby gets up to all the things that babies do in the middle of night!

The second half of this double bill sees two actors playing five characters in Chinamen.

“I can’t really tell our friends apart, that’s the trouble….same age, same number of children, same income, same opinions…” Stephen and Jo have friends round to dinner but find out too late that they’ve independently invited both halves of a couple, Barney and Bee, who recently separated – and worse, Bee is bringing her new boyfriend Alex! This hilarious farce follows their increasingly frantic attempts to keep Barney from meeting Bee and Alex by running two separate dinner parties in two different rooms in the house at the same time! The quickfire plot will leave the audience amused and amazed as the actors come and go through various doors switching from one character to another in an increasingly frenzied set of quick changes.

Performance Details:-

Black and Silver & Chinamen:

9 – 12, 15-19 August: 8.30pm (Show)
3 & 20 August: 3pm (Show)

Ticket Price: RM 40 (Adult)
RM 25 (Students, Sr. Citizens and Disabled)
Promotion: RM 25 (All) – only on Tuesday – Thursday & Sunday matinee



(The incredible journey of Mahatma Gandhi)

a Primetime Theatre Company Production

After their successful run of ‘Womanly Voices’ & ’30 Days In September’ in 2004, Lillete Dubey’s Primetime Theatre is back with another amazing play all the way from Mumbai, India. This time it tells the tale of how young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi became Mahatma Gandhi. It will be staged at The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre sometime in August with a stellar cast and crew of 13 talented persons, which also include Lillete’s own two family members.

With a brilliant script written by Partap Sharma, translated on stage in the capable hands of Lillete Dubey, this show promises to be entertaining and heartwarming from the start to the end. It is without a doubt an event worthy of the busiest of social calendars.

Show Details

Venue: The Actors Studio @ Bangsar Shopping Centre

23 – 27 August 2006

Times: Wed – Sat @ 8.30pm
Sunday @ 3pm & 8.30pm

Box Office: 03 2094 0400 /1400
10:30 AM – 8:30 PM on performance days
10:30 AM – 6:30 PM on non-performance & matinee-only days

Tickets: RM40 & RM50
*RM30 for student(s), senior citizen(s), (the) disabled


“Sammy” is the incredible story of Mahatma Gandhi told by an ensemble of actors in a modern and exciting manner. Led by a lively debate between Mohan and the irrepressible Mahatma in him, the play highlights Gandhi’s relationships and how he changed everyone he touched. It traces the transformation of the young Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi from a naïve, tongue-tied lawyer into a shrewd politician and finally a Mahatma.

Broken Bridges The Musical

Kuala Lumpur Kepong Berhad presents

a production of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre
By Lim Chuang Yik & Teng Ky-Gan
Executive Producer Dato' Faridah Merican
Musical Director James Boyle
Choreographer Pat Chan
Directed By Joe Hasham

Date: 19 August - 3 September 2006
Time: 8.30pm daily except Sunday shows at 3pm (no shows on Mondays)
Venue: Pentas 1, KLPacTickets: RM80, RM60 & RM40 (students, disabled & sr. citizens)

BROKEN BRIDGES is a big musical with an even bigger story of friendship, love and dreams. This charming, humorous and touching musical begins in 1950s Ipoh. The protagonist, Ming, seeks to chart his own destiny despite his father's plans for him. His best friend, Leong, is the obedient son, perfectly content with life in a small town. The stark contrast between these two characters begs the question: 'What's wrong with the old ways?', and conversely, 'What's wrong with the new ways?'

Written by Lim Chuang Yik and Teng Ky-Gan, two die-hard fans of Musical Theatre who grew up with Rodgers and Hammerstein, matured with Lloyd Webber and Rice, and reached adulthood with Boubil and Schonberg. Both lads are in their early twenties. BROKEN BRIDGES is a truly Malaysian Musical; but above all, it's pure entertainment.

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TICKETS ON SALE NOW! Box Office:(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 or (TAS at BSC) 03-2094 9400

Arts and Earth - Film schedule for more shows

Please be reminded that the exhibition continues at KLPac til 16th September and do help us to spread the word to anyone you know who’s interested in buying art pieces. This is the only way to help us raise enough funds for our River Care Fund.

Also, please keep track of the other events happening throughout the event and come along to support them.

Every Tuesday and Thursday 6 – 8pm – Film Screenings in Indicine at KLPac

23rd August – Satellite host launch at XOAS featuring artwork by HAMIR SOIB, AHMAD SHUKRI, UMI BAIZURAH, MASNORAMLI MAHMUD, JACK TING, JANSEN CHOW

24th August – Satellite host launch at The Attic featuring artwork by LAVINIA BURCEA & TAYEB YOP

25th August – Satellite host launch at Elle Six Gallery featuring artwork by LONG THIEN SHIH

27th August - "Art Rendezvous" @ Attic, Bangsar 3 - 5pm CONDUCTED BY LAVINIA BURCEA

2nd September – Young Artist Award Opening @ Gudang 8pm

3rd September – Walk & Talk: River Appreciation Walk Followed by ‘Environmental Solutions Starts Within You’ session by GEC 8am
Covers Sungai Batu which is a tributary of Sungai Klang and is found near KLPac. Come along to learn more about the state of rivers in KL.

6th September – Piano performance @ the attic 9pm

9th September - Capoeira Workshop @ the KLPac park 4 – 6pm
- ACTs Art Workshop 2 – 4pm
- ACTs Drama Workshop 4 – 6pm

13th September – Save the World Party @ Maison

16th September – Closing dinner and AUCTION

Remember there are also cool festival merchandise designed by Criola that can be purchased at some of these events. Proceeds of which will go to GEC’s River Care Fund. We also have postcards by Choen Lee, Hand-stitched raindrops by Darren Chen and our A&E event booklet for sale.

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Thursday, August 17, 2006

Dama Orchestra's Butterfly Lovers The Musical

Butterfly Lovers The Musical
China in 265-420AD… A woman… against tradition… in a love, doomed from the start… Romeo & Juliet meet Yentl… in a contemporary Chinese musical… a Dama Orchestra production not to be missed.

Pun Kai Loon producer / artistic director / director
Khor Seng Chew producer / music director
Gan Boon We concert master
Loo Fung Chiat & Loo Fung Ying composers / arrangers
Wong Kit Yaw choreographer
Dominique Devorsine costume designer

featuring Tan Soo Suan, Yang Wei Han & Liau Siau Suan with Edwin Sumun english narrator Ho Yock Lin, Janet Lee, Jason Lai, Chan Nyim, Teoh Sheew Yong, June Kwa, Karen Kwan, Seah Song Fan, Sebastian Ng, Cheng Sing Kiong, Yang Sy Yeong, Oon Kim Siong, Lim Jyh Jian, Martin Leong, Adam Sang

Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (KLPAC) Sentul West, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur
date & time: 27 / 28 / 29 / 30 Sep / 1 / 4 /5 / 6 / 7 / 8 Oct 2006, 8.30pm 1 & 8 Oct 2006, 3.00pm
tickets: RM62 / RM92 / RM122 / RM152 / RM182 / RM222
27 Sep: Lions Club of Kuala Lumpur Bukit Kiara Fund Raising Charity Event

ticket: RM65 / RM105 / RM155 / RM255
enquiry: Jennifer Khoo: 012 9171196 / Belinda See : 012 6566794

1 Oct: Charity Event for (a) Nalanda Buddhist Society – Education and Development Fund (b) Shah Alam Buddhist Society – Education Fund
ticket: RM120 / RM250 / RM500 enquiry: GG Tan: 016 3230834 / Reena Lim: 012 3323787

box office opens Monday 21st Aug 2006
earlybird discount 15% DISCOUNT for ticket purchases before 15 Sep 2006
venue map & seating plan (Click Here)

ticket outlet / hotline
The Actors Studio Bangsar 3rd Floor, Bangsar Shopping Centre, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-2094 0400 / 1400 Fax: 03-2093 8400 Email:

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre Sentul West, Jalan Strachan, Off Jalan Ipoh, Kuala Lumpur Tel: 03-4047 9000 / 9003 / 9005 Fax: 03-4047 9011

M-2-10 Plaza Damas, 60 Jalan Sri Hartamas 1, Sri Hartamas, 50480 Kuala Lumpur Tel: 6201 9107 / 9108 Fax: 6201 9109 Email:

Wednesday, August 16, 2006

Actors Studio August Workshops

ACT NOW! by Mano Maniam
This is a fun and free-spirited introduction to drama for those between 13-18 years old. This workshop explores the energy, imagination and creativity of the participants and helps to shape and develop them by working in small groups.The participants will be exposed to structuring and creative story-telling. As the class progresses, the creative output from the participants will form the basis of their informal presentation. Appropriate for beginners and those who have participated in other workshops.
Ages: 13 -18 years old

Time: 9.30am - 1.30pm
Date: 21,22,23,24,25 August
Course fee: RM 300
Registration: RM 50

Mano Maniam is no stranger to the world of performing arts.A well known personality, educationist, environmentalist, and the list goes on and on....
"Way to Happiness Drama Workshop"

A 3-day Drama Workshop with Joanna Bessey
A drama workshop for kids, playing drama games to learn how to be an actor. Develop some improvisational skills and devise skits based on precepts from the Way to Happiness Children's Activity Book such as Look After Your Environment etc.
Ages: 7 - 12 years old
Time: 10am - 1pm

Date: 23,24, 25 August
Course Fee : RM150
Registration : RM50

Joanna Bessey was nominated at the Asian Television Awards (in Singapore) for 'Best Actress in a Comedy Role' and was awarded 'Highly Commended', for her role in "Kopitiam", which aired its seventh season last year. She was also voted Best Female Artist in 2000 by a public online poll.

'Friendly Colourful Fingers' by Zuzila Zain (3 day Arts Workshop)
Arts & Craft projects using a variety of inexpensive and readily available materials found in our own garden, kitchen, play room etc.... This workshop will bring out the creativity in each children.
Ages : 4-7 years old

Time : 10am – 12pm
Course Fee : RM180
Registration : RM50
Ages : 8-12 years old

Time : 2pm – 4pm
Course Fee : RM180
Registration : RM50
Date: 21,22,23 August

Zuzila Zain started working as an artist with a publishing firm in 1989. In 1992, she was offered a job with an art gallery in Kuala Lumpur. Here, she is exposed to numerous gallery activities and shown keen interest in intaglio printmaking techniques.She painted on various subjects and themes, while searching for a personal artistic direction and satisfaction.

STOMPERS By Tony Leo Selvaraj
STOMPERS, make music using your body and objects. The workshop will help you get your rhythm, timing and you work in a team. There's no speech, no dialogue, not even a plot.
Ages : 7-15 years old

Time : 4pm – 5pm
Date: 21,22,23,24,25 August
Course Fee : RM100
Registration : RM50
Tony has been playing all kind of musical Instrument since 1995.

Where The Wild Things Are by Nala Nantha

Based on children’s book by Maurice Sendak “Where The Wild Things Are”, this drama workshop for the 3 -6 year olds will combine creative movements; where the kids can really go wild!!
Ages : 3-6 years old
Time : 2pm – 3pm
Date : 21,22,23 August
Course Fee : RM75
Registration : RM50

Acting with Masks - “Over The Hedge” by Nala Nantha
Come and watch “Over The Hedge” and get to know the characters. CREATE a mask of your favourite character and PRESENT short monologue or sketch.

Ages : 7-12 years old
Time : 10am – 12pm
Date : 21,22,23 August
Course Fee : RM100
Registration : RM50
Nala Nantha, has experience in teaching children, teenagers, adults, children with special needs and the deaf. Even appeared in tv programmes and had done some voice over assignments

To register for the above programmes, please contact us via e-mail or contact: 03-4047 9060 / 9062 / 9063 (Nala, Lawrence & Deda) For the location map you may visit our website:

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Chinese Whispers at KLPac

Get ready for the ‘British Queen of Performance Poetry’!

London performance poet Francesca Beard will entertain Malaysian audiences for a second time with her inimitable style of poetry, this time performing her one-woman show, “Chinese Whispers” at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre this September.

Chinese Whispers is a show about identity, set in London, at the start of the 21st century, in a city where daily, over 300 languages are spoken… arguably one of the most multicultural cities in the world. It asks the questions: ‘Who am I?,’ ‘Where are you from?,’ ‘Why are we here?,’ ‘What makes us laugh?,’ and ‘Which would you rather be, Hamlet or Buffy the Vampire Slayer?’
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Troubadors - Open Doors 20th August

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre & Troubadours Enterprise present TROUBADOURS / OPEN DOORS
(live performance & short-film screening)

Date & Time: 20 August at 3pm
Venue: IndiCine, KLPac
Ticket Price: RM12

Troubadours / Open Doors is a monthly series of live performances and short-film screenings jointly organised by Troubadours Enterprise and KLPac. The series feature talented musicians who write, perform and / or present original material. The sixth installment will feature an eclectic line-up which includes veteran independent musician Peter Hassan Brown, street musician Sherry and Panda Head Curry. The next installment of Troubadours / Open Doors will take place in December 2006.

Peter Brown
Peter is a solo acoustic artist who has been writing songs since the 1970s. After relocating to Malaysia in 1984, he started his own company Lemang Music and formed Passion with Markiza. They subsequently released two albums "Open Secret" (1993) and "Love & Music" (1996). His critically acclaimed fourth solo album "Warm" was released in 2001. Since then, Peter and Markiza have formed a five-piece named Soft Touch and released an album with the band.

Sherry was one of the pioneers who started the busking scene in Kuala Lumpur. Along the way, he completed a few recording sessions as a guitarist and backup vocalist. He has performed with various bands and recently started venturing into the singer-songwriter scene. One of his songs, Sighyoung, is featured in the singer songwriter compilation released by Troubadours in 2006.

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Romantiknya ISA by HAKIM
Romantiknya ISA captures the untold stories of I.S.A. detainees in Malaysia. Since 1960, more than 10 000 people were detained under the I.S.A. Act. However, not many people know the real stories behind these cases. This short-film will feature interviews with ex-detainees, lawyers, NGOs and the public. It was the winner of the Freedom Filmfest in 2005.

BOX OFFICE:(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 or (TAS at BSC) 03-2094 9400

Monday, August 14, 2006

WOMAD Singapore Asian Short Films

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Saturday, August 12, 2006

Dream'n Butterfly at KLPac

Choreographer & Dancer: Jack Kek
Director: Woon Fook Sen
Advisor: Mew Chang Tsing

KLPac is proud to present Dream'n Butterfly, featuring upcoming dancer and choreographer Jack Kek in his debut solo dance performance.

The piece is inspired by Zhuang Zhi's poem which revolves around a dream he had about a butterfly. When he awakes, he becomes confused about whether he was dreaming about the butterfly or was the butterfly dreaming about him. In a way, it tries to present overlaps between reality and the unreal. The movement will be based primarily on Chinese dance but it will also incorporate some elements from subsequent developments of Chinese dance. Multimedia projections will also be used during the performance.

Jack Kek is no stranger in the local dance community. He has performed alongside veterans like Mew Chang Tsing and Lee Swee Keong in the acclaimed Rivergrass Dance Theatre's production of Lady White Snake. He recently graduated from the Hong Kong Academy of Performing Arts (HKAPA) with a degree in Dance, majoring in Chinese dance.

Besides Chinese dance, he also dabbles in tap dance and contemporary dance. He has performed in a wide variety of productions ranging from the West Side Story to Joget Rentak.

Box Office:(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 (TAS at BSC) 03-2094 9400

Saturday, August 05, 2006

HSBC Bank Malaysia presents HSBC Classics Wind Festival 2006

8th August to 13th August
a production of The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

HSBC Bank Malaysia unders its HSBC in the Arts banner is presenting HSBC Classics for the second year running. The Wind Festival will showcase both local and international talents including the KL Hardbop Band, PJ Youth Symphonic Band as well as world renowned flautist, Andrea Griminelli, and his ensemble of top European musicians.

As part of the festival, an exhibition of wind instruments along with workshops on instrument care will be held by Yamaha Music Malaysia. A free service and consultation on wind instruments will also be provided by Yamaha. The Wind Competition Finals and a free open rehearsal by High Winds ensemble will also take place during the festival.

9 August at 8.30pm - Wind & Piano Recital (by Andrea Griminelli & his ensemble)

10 August at 8.30pm - Jazz Concert (by the KL Hardbop Band)
11 August at 8.30pm - Wind Quintet in Concert (by Andrea Griminelli & his ensemble)
12 August from 10am to 4pm - Wind Competition Finals
12 August at 8.30pm - Symphonic Band in Concert (by PJ Youth Symphonic Band)
For the festival's full schedule, the repertoire for each performance and registration forms for the workshop / masterclass, please click here.

Box Office:(KLPac) 03-4047 9000 or (TAS at BSC) 03-2094 9400

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

Samuel Beckett's End Game

The Embassy of Ireland presents Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebration (1906 - 2006) Exhibition
Date: 1 - 10 August
Time: 10am - 6.30pm (until 8pm from 2 - 6 August)
Venue: Pentas 2 foyer, KLPac
Admission: FREE

The Embassy of Ireland is proud to present the Samuel Beckett Centenary Celebration (1906 - 2006) Exhibition. The exhibition will showcase a series of photographs and texts by the Noble Prize-winning Irish playwright.

Besides the exhibition, KLPac will also be staging one of Beckett's plays - Endgame.

Date & Time: 2 - 5 August @ 8.30pm & 3 August @ 3pm
Venue: Pentas 2, KLPac
Ticket Price: RM30 & RM20 (students, disabled & sr. citizens)

Executive Producer Dato' Faridah Merican
Artistic Director Joe Hasham
Playwright Samuel Beckett
Director Gavin Yap
Lighting Designer Mac Chan
Production Designer Loo Jia-Wei

U-En Ng Alvin Wong Kelvin Wong Sharifah Amani
Endgame is set in a bare room, which serves as a shelter for four characters: Hamm the master, Clov his servant and Hamm's mother and father, Nell and Nagg. Outside all seems dead and nothing happens. Inside, the characters pass the time toying with fears and illusions of a possible change, all along sensing the inevitability of their end.

This one-act play by Noble Prize-winning Irish playwright, Samuel Beckett, premiered in 1957 at London's Royal Court Theatre. Endgame is considered by some to be amongst Beckett's most important works.

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