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19 – 25 Dec: Malaysia

RICHARD III 《理查三世》by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat 22 – 25 Dec Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre In Mandarin with English and Mandarin surtitles, this rendition of Shakespeare’s historical classic about the ruthless and ambitious Richard III celebrates the 400th anniversary of the death of William Shakespeare. It marks the concluding production of the Shakespeare 400 …

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12 – 18 Dec 2016: Malaysia

Axiomatic by Asia Duo Dance Company Damansara Performing Arts Centre, 16 – 18 Dec Two award winning dancer-choreographers Fairul Zahid (from KL, Malaysia) & Yachao Zhu (from Beijing, China) show their work together on this night of contemporary dance. More information. Afterwork, group exhibition at Ilham Gallery 18 Dec 2016 – 16 Apr 2017 Afterwork …

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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.

14 – 20 Nov 2016: Malaysia

  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 …

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Review of Era Mahathir Exhibition

Chen May Yee explores the contradictions of Malaysia’s longest-serving Prime Minister in her review of  Ilham Gallery Kuala Lumpur’s Era Mahathir show. (Source: New York Times) Tags: Era Mahathir  Ilham Gallery

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