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5 – 11 Dec 2016: Singapore

Cheng Ran: In Course of the Miraculous (Southeast Asian premiere) by Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Sunday 11 Dec 2016, 11am-9pm Following its world premiere at the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015, and screenings at Art Basel, K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong and across China earlier this year, this 9-hour film will have its …

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5 – 11 Dec 2016: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Yogyakarta, Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 5 – 11 December Meta is a freelance arts administrator and a traveling yogi. She spent 16 years of her life as an art practitioner and the last few years as an arts administrator. Her first love in the arts is dance. She left …

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Sundance of Southeast Asia: Luang Prabang Film Festival 2 – 7 Dec 2016

If you’re in withdrawal now that the 27th  Singapore International Film Festival 2016 has ended, you have two days left to catch the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF). Founded in 2010 by  Gabriel Kuperman, the Luang Prabang Film Festival has been dubbed the Sundance of Southeast Asia. Only minus the sub-zero temperature and celebrities looking …

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28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016: Singapore

Projek Suitcase 2016: Metamorphosis by Teater Ekamatra 30 Nov – 4 Dec, from 7:30pm In the latest edition of Teater Ekamatra, 16 performing artists or performance makers across disciplines and genres have been invited to stage 8 monologues over 2 days at Aliwal Arts Centre. Exploring a multitude of issues and themes, the festival is …

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28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016: Malaysia

Talk Prof. Dr. Ghulam-Sarwar Yousof: Kelantan Shadow Play: Some Challenges, 29 Nov, KL Following a brief introduction to the Kelantan shadow play, principally in terms of dramatic content, this lecture will touch upon socio-political as well as religious issues surrounding this genre, questions related to State policies and other factors which, in recent decades, have …

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Don’t Say Cheese: Interchange

By Kathy Rowland (988 words, 10-minute read) Spoiler Alert: If you want to enjoy Interchange in all its suspenseful glory, watch the film before you read this review. The 27th Singapore International Film Festival opened last week with the Asian premiere of the Malaysian film, Interchange. Dain Iskandar Said’s third feature is a ‘fantasy noir …

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BFM Malaysia: Podcast interview with Lionel Shriver

Umapagan Ampikaipakan catches up with Lionel Shriver at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016 and together they discuss her controversial comments on cultural appropriation and the future of America under Trump.

21 – 27 Nov: Malaysia

  The State of Humanity: An Evening with AC Grayling, 22 Nov 2016, Bobo Kuala Lumpur Our world is in turmoil again: and yet there has also been great progress in the state of humankind over the last four centuries. Can we learn from the past to understand the present, and to solve its problems? …

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Bontot Jambu/Pink Butt: An Animated GIF Story About Cats

ArtsEquator gives you … cats. But what cats these are! Sharon Chin and  Zedeck Siew’s animated gif was screened at Festival Filem Meowlaysia 1, Malaysia’s first Cat Video Festival in September 2016. Yes, Meowlaysia.

Podcast 2: SIFA Review Part 2: The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco; I am LGB.

Duration: 30 minutes We discuss The Last Bull: A Life in Flamenco and I Am LGB in Podcast 2, the second part of our SIFA special. ArtsEquator’s weekly podcast on arts and culture features co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon chatting about the latest performances, exhibitions and arts news in Singapore and other parts of Southeast …

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Podcast 1: SIFA Review: Five Easy Pieces; Ibsen: Ghosts; Riding on A Cloud

Duration: 29 minutes ArtsEquator’s weekly podcast on arts and culture features co-hosts Kathy Rowland and Matt Lyon chatting about the latest performances, exhibitions and arts news in Singapore and other parts of Southeast Asia. In Part 1 of our coverage of the Singapore International Arts Festival 2016, we are joined by performance maker and researcher, …

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