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What’s in store for Malaysian arts and culture in 2017?

“Culture goes along with the evolution of society. You cannot be stagnant at one point with the hope that you can sustain it forever,” says Dr Mas Rynna. Read more at http://www.star2.com/topics/year-starter-2017/2017/01/01/this-year-the-arts-will-be-all-about-challenging-traditional-perceptions/#k6PeG2mc3jtKRi2D.99

Mattie Do: Horror Film? It’s all Ballet.

By Chan Sze-Wei (903 words, 5 minute read) Many things have been written about Mattie Do, the pioneering female film director from Laos. She’s put her country’s horror films on the world festival map. “She wears international laurels including the BFI…

Safe Space: Southeast Asia Choreolab

By Bilqis Hijjas (1536, 20-minute read) The recent US election has Bilqis Hijjas reflecting on the politics of minority safe spaces and her Southeast Asian identity. In the weeks since the US election, I have had ample opportunity to ponder…

Notes from the Indonesian Dance Festival Workshop

Su-Wen Chi was one of four mentors at a week long workshop for young dancers at the Indonesian Dance Festival in Bobor, West Java in May this year. She recounts her experience working with contemporary Asian dancers and opening her…