Short +Sweet Malaysia 2016, 16 – 19 Nov 2016, Penang
Short+Sweet is back with 6 original dance works and 11 short plays. Each runs for 10-minutes and packs a punch! One of the plays is Bakawalee Penang’s production of Hati by Amir Hazril Harith, directed by Yusof Bakar. It’s the moving story of a couple caught in marital strife. Upon discovering that the husband has a fatal illness, the wife is forced to reconsider her priorities. Can love save them? On at Stage 2, PenangPac, Penang. More info here.
Every Brilliant Thing, 10 – 20 Nov 2016, Kuala Lumpur
You’re 7 years old. Mum’s in hospital. Dad says that she’s “done something stupid.” She finds it hard to be happy. You start a list of everything that’s brilliant about the world. Everything worth living for. You leave it on her pillow. You know she’s read it because she’s corrected your spelling.
Hailed by The Guardian as “one of the funniest plays you’ll ever see about depression”, be literally a part of an interactive theatrical happening that – with your help – unfolds as both heart-wrenching and hilarious. Duncan Macmillan’s one-man show EVERY BRILLIANT THING premieres in Malaysia starring Qahar Aqilah (R+J, ANGELS IN AMERICA) and is directed by theatrethreesixty’s artistic director Christopher Ling. Mature content: Suitable for 13 years old and above. More info here.
Unleashing Your Genius, 16 Nov 2016, Kuala Lumpur
Join Alistair Alvin Jacob and other musicians and poets for an evening of music and poetry as they share how the found their way to art. Presenting “Unique stories of self-expression,” they promise you’ll leave inspired to unleash your own genius! More info here.
Syhhh..! Dok Diam-Diam, Jangan Bantah. Mulut Hang Hanya Boleh Buna Untuk Cakap Yaa Saja. Baguh Hang Boleh Join Depa … Senang La Jadi Kaya by Ahmad Fuad Osman (1999)
ERA MAHATHIR Exhibition, ends 20 Nov 2016, Kuala Lumpur
It’s your last chance to catch Galeri Ilham’s Era Mahathir exhibition. The show features both contemporaneous and recent works by artists that help us to understand the complex realities of that period and provide us with divergent views, outside of official narratives. More info here.
Majestic Revival Film Screenings, 20 Nov 2016, Penang.
Watch regional classics in the 87-year old Majestic Theatre in Penang. Majestic Revival is a series of community screenings at Majestic Theatre over the 3rd weekend of each month, from Nov 2016 – Jan 2017. These screening pay tribute to the rich cinematic heritage of Majestic by showing heritage films of the past and showcasing cinematic talents of the present. Nov 20th will feature Songfest and Hoore! Hoore!. Next month, it will be Shaw Brothers’ 1977 kungfu classic The 36th Chamber of Shaolin and a 2014 movie The Journey. More info here. For further details.
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Kathy Rowland is the Managing Editor of ArtsEquator.com, a registered charity that she co-founded with Jenny Daneels in 2016. The site is dedicated to supporting and promoting arts criticism with a regional perspective in Southeast Asia. Kathy has worked in the arts for over 25 years, working in the areas of critical writing and arts advocacy, with a special interest in media platforms for the arts. She is the Project Lead for ArtsEquator’s Southeast Asian Arts and Culture Censorship Documentation Project, launched in 2021. She has written extensively on censorship of arts and culture in Malaysia. She was a member of the International Programme Advisory Committee of the 8th World Summit on Arts and Culture, 2019.