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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

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…

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…

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…

The Word and the World Part 1

Gareth Richards and Mohd Izzuddin Ramli delve into Penang’s historical position as the site of translation in Southeast Asia, a precursor to the burgeoning independent publication scene in the region. (Source: Penang Monthly)

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)