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    Since Catherine The Great ruled Russia from 1762 to 1796, the circus has played a central role in the cultural traditions of that transcontinental country. Like ballet or the opera, it was and still is considered an art form of the highest degree and one that transcends race, language, age…

    The year is off to a promising start as the performing arts lights up this month with Malaysia’s first ever full-length performance of The Fairy Doll, a classic ballet that has captured imaginations since it first premiered in 1888.Almost 150 years later, the story of the magical doll that comes…

    The Cloud Gate Dance Theatre is returning to Malaysia in 2019, bringing with it a piece that has garnered critical acclaim from around the world. Formosa is the latest and perhaps last choreographed work by Cloud Gate’s highly decorated Founder and Artistic Director Lin Hwai-min. Next year, Malaysia has the…

    Whether you first saw him on television delivering line after line of stand-up gold, or witnessed his panache for mirthful humour in a movie splashed on the silver screen, you can see why Kevin Hart is one of the most popular funnymen around today. Born in Pennsylvania, Hart started out…

    A synergy of storytelling and movement, where the arts combine in seamless fashion to take over the senses, Cré is set to light up the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre once again this month. It did so the first time round last year, where the show received critical acclaim for…

    Described by many as one of the most moving works ever produced for the stage, Giacomo Puccini’s Madama Butterfly is an opera of love and heartbreak. Since premiering at Milan’s Teatro alla Scala in 1904, it has become one of the most popular and most performed operas of the 20th…

    In becoming one of KL’s most conspicuous regular comedy showcases, LOL Fest doesn’t hide its entertainment light under a bushel – but when you have some truly funny individuals on your roster, it would surely be an offence to do otherwise!Various And HilariousA show that is fuelled by pure girl…

    There isn’t a short supply of UK stand-up comics, and among the more successful ones are none other than James Anthony Patrick Carr – or Jimmy Carr if you read his name off a poster instead of his passport.Once a marketer, he broke free from the shackles of office tedium…

    Packing in 40 shows at 10 of KL’s finest venues all across September, DiverseCity is set to turn the capital into a global stage once again. Bridging the gap between traditional and contemporary performances, Malaysia’s biggest international performing arts festival will feature everything from heartwarming theatre to animated dance shows.Joining…

    In February this year, a wide-ranging initiative kicked off as the Yayasan Sime Darby Arts Festival (YSDAF) launched into action with the all-inclusive theme ‘You, Me + The Arts’. It’s a theme that encapsulates the harmonious nature of the Festival and its righteous mission this year. This August, that comes…