AsingBersama is a virtual documentation by Kakiseni to archive the narrative from Malaysian arts community
produced during the Movement Control Order of COVID-19.
This is a reminder for all to return and use the arts to overcome these trying times and find comfort in one another.
AsingBersama adalah dokumentasi virtual oleh Kakiseni untuk mendokumentasi naratif komuniti seni Malaysia
yang dihasilkan semasa Perintah Kawalan Pergerakan COVID-19.
Inisiatif ini adalah platform pertemuan masyarakat untuk kekal berhubung dan menjaga satu sama lain menerusi seni.
Save Your Seat, Save KLPAC
Adopt a seat to help support save the arts at the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre. All three of our revenue streams have been hit badly – venue rental, ticket sales and Academy courses.
Do You Have a Ringgit to Spare?
On 11am of 11.11.11, PenangPAC officially opened. So far during these trying times, the total loss of the arts venue hits more than RM119k. Make a difference by contributing to fund PenangPAC.
Online Festivals/Multidisciplinary Event Series
Unrestricted Stage FB Live
Fridays to Sundays, schedule here
A platform for our amazing Malaysian talent to share their art, entertain,
and share their knowledge and skills with Malaysians
who are stuck at home during the #RestrictedMovementOrder (#RCO / #MCO).
Apply to be in Unrestricted Stage HERE!
Vol 2 – 4 and 5 April, 4pm to 11pm, schedule here
Vol 3 – 12, 13 and 14 April, 4pm to 11pm, schedule here
Vol 4 – 18-22 April, 5pm-12am schedule here
Vol 5 – 12 May, schedule here
TERANG akan terus menyinari masa PKP anda dengan lebih banyak informasi dan workshop, serta muzik dari serata dunia!
Arts Beyond Distance
Every night Season 1 (11 – 15 April ) and Season 2 (1-5 May)
An online talk series i initiated with INXO Foundation,
11 April: Khairi Anwar / Playwright, Director, Producer
12 April: Ng Chor Guan / Composer, Multidisciplinary artist
13 April: Suzy Sulaiman / Artist, Designer
14 April: Au Sow Yee / Artist, Researcher, Lecturer
15 April: Mark Teh / Performance maker, Researcher, Curator
1 May: Raziman Sarbini/ Dancer, Choreographer
2 May: Sharon Chin/ Visual artist, Writer
3 May: Mahen Bala/ Photographer, Filmmaker, Writer
4 May: Ridhwan Saidi/ Novelist, Playwright, Theatre-maker
5 May: Grace Looi/ Drama educator, Children drama director
Connecting Over Art
16 April, 7.45pm
An online catchup with the CEO of the Cultural Economy Development Agency (CENDANA) covering these topics;
a. Highlights of CENDANA’s Survey on impact of COVID-19 on the arts
b. Government stimulus package – PRIHATIN
c. Introduction to CENDANA’s Recovery Package
Followup discussions on each programme will be conducted separately after this session.
“All of us at the Temple of Fine Arts are incredibly humbled by the significance of this day. A day of firsts. This immense blessing, perhaps by the ‘gods of covid’, has come with a significant level of strain on us as individuals, social communities, countries and a global race. Today, we look into the past, in reminiscence of the legacy of our Guru while we try and embrace a future and all the uncertainty that it brings.
It is with this fervent prayer that we welcome you into our space. Namaste.”
Cerita Sini Cerita Seni
Setiap hari Khamis hingga Jumaat.
Online diskusi karya dan produksi lepas bersama para pelakon, penerbit, pengarah dan moderator pilihan.
Monologues From My Bedroom
Submission deadline 12 April 2020
A collaboration between RUMAH x Cognatus, Monologues From My Bedroom is an online theatre performance that showcases 6 – 8 curated new and inspired writing from actors all around the world. Following the roots of both collaborating companies, the focus will be on showcasing diverse stories and minority voices not just in the UK, but from every corner of the world. With our public theatres dark, it is needed now, more than ever for us to remind ourselves of the essence of what makes theatre; a performer, an audience, and a space.
Monologues From My Bedroom wants to keep actors and audience connected and engaged during this time of uncertainty and bring new light to how, despite having limited physical resources, we have access to the unlimited source of creativity, imagination, and heart within all of us.
Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival Pitch Start
Submission deadline 30 April 2020
Finding the funds to bring your ideas to life is never easy. If you’ve got an innovative mixed medium idea to launch, this is your chance to bring it to life!
One successful applicant will stand to win a grant of up to RM20000 (terms and conditions apply*) to execute their idea.
Bantuan Sektor Kesenian dan Kebudayaan Pulau Pinang
Permohonan dibuka 21 April 2020 sehingga 31 Disember 2020
Exco Pelancongan, Seni, Budaya dan Warisan Pulau Pinang YB Yeoh Soon Hin telah mengumumkan bantuan bagi sektor seni dan budaya untuk penggiat seni Pulau Pinang. Untuk maklumat lanjut, klik pautan di bawah.
Create Now Funding
Submission opens 14 April 2020
CENDANA’s Create Now Funding Programme aims to support practice and operations of Malaysian artists, collectives and arts organisations during the public health crisis COVID-19 via immediate response grants of up to RM 1,500 per individual artist/cultural worker and RM 3,500 per collective/arts organisation.
Our New Normal
Submission deadline 9 June 2020
“Our New Normal” – an exploration of how people cope in dificult times, how people change and the new world they will emerge into on the other side, through the form of monologues, duologues, poems and song. It will be a mosaic that unites voices divided by walls, social distance and borders. The aim is to present this work in the coming future, a showcasing of our lives as we have adjusted to ‘Our New Normal’.
Datun Julud Hornbill Dance Tutorial
Alena Murang teaches “datun julud” or ‘long dance’ in the Kenyah language. It is traditionally danced by a group of ladies on ceremonious occasions, by the Orang Ulu people of Borneo.
ADC Live Chat
6- 10 April, 2pm
The members of ASK Dance Company has a sharing session on various topics on their career, from managing a dance company full time with Imran on Monday, to experiences choreographing for SEA Games and Dato’s Siti Nurhaliza tour with Naim on Tuesday, on being a mum and a full-time dancer with Faliza on Wednesday, humble beginnings with Rizianah on Thursday, and choreographing tools for traditional and contemporary dance with Fauzi on Friday.
Malaysia Dance Centre Online Classes
6- 10 April,
The Malaysian Dance Centre provides a variety of classes via live IG. Urban contemporary on Monday and Wednesday 6pm
Bollywood on Tuesday 6pm
Yogalates on Thursday, 3.30pm
Martial Arts Fitness, Friday 6pm
DOGS 人民公敵。現在進行式 / 群狗 Screening on Youtube
25-31March 2020, extended to 14 April 2020
卜卜剧场 Pitapat Theatre’s DOGS which premiered in Taiwan’s
TuaTiuTian International Festival of Arts and NEVER performed in Malaysia
is open to view for a limited time!
Monolog Tangan Kiri Ayah
27 March 2020, 3pm
Dibaca oleh Saiful Wazien. Monolog Tangan Kiri Ayah karya Fasyali Fadzly berkisahkan tentang Alim
yang sentiasa menemani dan berada disamping ayahnya.
Dia menurut segala pesan ibu kerana ibunya risau akan ayahnya.
Alim sering berasa hairan dengan pesanan ibunya kerana dia merasakan ayahnya
berada didalam keadaan yang sihat cuma tangan kirinya sahaja yang tidak bergerak.
Pada suatu hari, berlaku satu kemalangan yang tak dijangka kepada Alim dan ayahnya.
Setelah itu, Alim mengambil keputusan untuk melakukan semua kerja ayahnya tetapi
dihalang dan dipesan oleh ayah agar dia belajar rajin-rajin
dan mendapat kerjaya yang lebih baik suatu hari nanti.
Monday Show School IG Classes
8.00-9.15 pm everyday until 14 April
The students of MSS present a song or monologue they’ve been working on and Dominic teaches them how to improve either vocally or performance wise.
Broadway Vocal Performance Classes
To be arranged with Dominic
Sakit Kepala Versi Manusia
27 March 2020, 9pm
The reading of Sakit Kepala Versi Manusia, a spinoff from Urbanscapes 2019’s Personified Project,
also available in short story compilation Malaikat Buat Buat Lupa published by Dubook Press.
Storytime with Uncle Joe & Aunty Faridah
28 March 2020, 8.30pm*
Storytime with Uncle Joe and Aunty Faridah features theatre pioneers
Joe Hasham OAM and Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican reading
from well-loved picture books for children or those who are young at heart.
*Session is available for viewing even after live stream
Saturday Night Live with Tiara, AC, Adlin and Steve
28 March 2020, 9pm
The previous cast of Puteri Gunung Ledang the Musical Tiara Jacquelina,
AC Mizal, Adlin Aman Ramlee, and Stephen Rahman-Hughes comes together on IG live!
Don’t miss this rare occasion!
IF WALLS COULD TALK: The Fever Dream Edition
9 April 2020, 8.00-10.00pm
Poets and poetry lovers, If Walls Could Talk is back! For a one-time, super special, beyond borders #StayAtHome edition via Facebook Live. We’ve gathered our poetry friends from all over Malaysia and the world for this power-packed showcase!
ROMAN + SIPROKAL – Projek Teater Siri Yusof Bakar
1 – 3 May 2020, 3pm
Dalam usaha mengekalkan aktiviti kesenian dalam tempoh PKP ini, Rumah Lakon bersama Live in My Poetry dengan rendah hati, menjemput anda semua ke acara maya kecil kami seperti berikut:
SESI BACAAN SKRIP ONLINE via ZOOM
Stay A(r)t Home
ROMAN + SIPROKAL
Projek Teater Siri Yusof Bakar
MY Poetry School
MY Poetry School has taken our classes and workshops online making it easier for us to come to you!
For children aged 9yrs to 17yrs old, we are currently offering the following series of term length classes and one off workshops:
Poetry Writing workshops – Speak Up!
English Lit and Drama classes
Creative Writing classes
Enfiniti On Demand – The Secret Life of Nora
The Secret Life of Nora was staged at the Malaysian National Theatre, Istana Budaya from 29 Sept-16 Oct 2011, now available on Enfiniti On Demand. You get to watch the show for 48 hours after purchasing the pass. 40% of proceeds will go to MaybankHeart’s The People Campaign, which aims to help communities affected by Covid-19.
第17届戏炬奖 – The 17th ADA Drama Awards
Malaysia’s premier award in celebrating excellence in Chinese theatre. The 17th ADA Drama Awards has conversations leading up to the award as well with nominees on their Facebook page.
Tong Ju 2.0
Come and watch the table read of William Yap’s latest script which is
the 2nd installment of the play <同居> . It is the very first draft
and he welcomes your thoughts to perfect the script!
Three Virgins Fly to the Moon
Three Virgins Fly To The Moon is a story about friendship, relationship and lives of three bestfriends Chot, Salmiah and Pungut. The play was performed at Balai Budaya Dewan Bahasa & Pustaka Cawangan Sarawak on 24th September 2019. The script was written by Aidli Mosbit and directed by Felix Agustus.
Hari Jadi Adam (Zombie Serang Rawang)
Zombie Serang Rawang dipentaskan secara virtual melalui applikasi ZOOM. Ada sebuah konspirasi untuk menyembunyikan vaksin dan ada usaha mencuri vaksin yang boleh menyelamatkan manusia daripada bertukar menjadi zombie. Bagaimana manusia bertukar menjadi zombie? Kerana Covid-19! Idea asal dari Cech Andrea dan arahan Nawfal Zamri.
RIUH In Your Homes
Every night, 9pm
#RIUHInYourHomes comprises of two parts: IG takeovers, and mini live gigs.
Our mini live gigs happen every night on our IG live (@riuhinthecity) at 9pm for 15-30 minutes.
So far, we’ve had Bil Musa and Suehaila. Upcoming artists include Alena Murang, Zamaera, Allester Shaun, members of LUST and Jaggfuzzbeats.
Alena Murang IG Live
27 March 2020, 5pm
20-30 Minutes healing sounds from native Orang Ulu (Borneo)
and Māori (NZ) traditions, with Alena Murang and Jērome Kavanagh,
from our locked down living rooms to yours
The Impatient Sisters Live from Home: Hati-Hati Show
28 March 2020, 3pm
The Impatient Sisters brings their postponed live show online!
With new songs including Party Mama, Tunggu, Mari Menari, 7 Years and more.
10 April 2020, 8.30pm-11.00pm
As the MCO is extended to 14 April, ICMS has come together to bring you Teh Ais-O-Late: The Virtual Malaysian Music Night fundraiser! In support of #Meals4Medics who works with Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya (PPUM) to get more COVID-19 test kits for our hospitals, come and enjoy music from Malaysia’s talents this Friday night!
Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) – ‘Main Title: Star Wars Suite’
This is a special tribute by the amazing talents of our Malaysian Philharmonic Youth Orchestra (MPYO) for our frontliners who are working extremely hard in this trying times of the Covid-19 pandemic. Performing ‘Main Title – Star Wars Suite’ composed by John Williams, this is a gesture of gratitude from the MPYO, under the tutelage of its mentors from Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO), for all our frontliners all around Malaysia and the rest of the world. Please stay at home. Enjoy the music!
May the force be with you …
Put a Filter On!
29 March, 3pm
We love playing with filters, but do you know what goes behind the scenes in IG filtermaking?
Digital creator Aminurahim gives us some insight on his work.
Live on Kakiseni’s Instagram.
Viewing Access to ‘National Language Class: Our Language Proficiency’ by Okui Lala
29 March, 6-9pm
First shown at the recent Singapore Biennale, Malaysian Contemporary artist
Okui Lala’s video installation work ‘National Language Class: Our Language Proficiency‘
will be available for viewing on Vimeo. Followed by a Zoom sharing session here.
Q&A Session with Jonathan Avinash Victor
1 April, 4pm
Jonathan is a Malaysian art collector-turned-artist, currently on lockdown in Singapore.
We’ll be having quick chat with him about his journey, inspiration and current WIP.
Join us for tea and don’t forget the pisang goreng!
In Silence We Create: A Sculptural Making Workshop
26 April – 3 May, schedule here
“During the 4-day workshop, you will be experimenting by creating a sculpture. Your creative process will involve comprehending the phenomenon and translating your emotions and rationale into a tangible artefact. Your act of empathy, resistance and resilience will determine the form and order of your artwork. With this workshop, you will be discovering new ways of seeing the world and yourself, by peeling, revealing deeper layers and in result, constructing a sculpture. This simple making and practicing hand-based skills will serve as an act of a quiet revolution.”
MONOCHROME – Artemis Art
MONOCHROME is a six-solo-in-one exhibition, a collaboration between
Artemis Art and Art Serpong Gallery, Indonesia. The exhibition is currently postponed
due to #COVID19 concerns. We continue our series of featured artists with Muhammad Yakin.
Possibilia presented by ARTO Movement
Possibilia is a philosophical term that describes objects that are possible. Any object is an existing object. A work of art is, in fact, a possibilium. It is an existing object made by an artist to serve an intended purpose.
For this exhibition, ARTO Movement invites artists to share anything that they have in mind – Possibilia as a platform for any possibility. We do not put any sort of restriction on the artists. In fact, artists are given the freedom to portray anything that they have in mind onto their artwork.
Of Dream and Reality – G13 Gallery
G13 Gallery is proud to present `Of Dream and Reality’, a group exhibition
that features new artworks from four aspiring local artists and an international artist from Thailand.
Those participating artists are Arikwibowo Amril, Ho Mei Kei, Nitinai Meenun (from Thailand),
Syafiq Mohd Nor and Siund Tan.
Ivan Lam Giveaway by Wei-Ling Gallery
Stand a chance to own an artwork by Ivan Lam – valued at RM 15,000 – by purchasing a ticket. Only one winner will be awarded with the actual artwork through a lucky draw.
Statement and News Coverage
25 March 2020: Malaysian art scene not digitally savvy enough to adapt to Covid-19 crisis via TheStarMY
14 April 2020: Life after Covid-19: Can the show go on for Malaysia’s performing arts industry? via TheStarMY
13 May 2020 : Malaysian Artists have been negatively impacted by Covid-19. Here’s what you can do via Eksentrika