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    The roles of Odette and Odile in the quintessential classic ballet Swan Lake are ones that every ballerina dreams of playing from the moment they put on their pointe shoes. To watch a prima ballerina dance those roles is something unique, and to watch one from one of the greatest…

    In the spotlight this month is a major event on Kuala Lumpur’s performing arts calendar – the Damansara International Arts Festival 2019 (DIAF 2019), formerly known as the DPAC Arts Festival. What started out as a local performing arts festival soon grew into something much bigger as international acts from…

    As a theatre venue, the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (or klpac for short) is a reliable hub of plays, musicals and their stage-based kin. It is business as usual this July as the centre puts out a number of attention-grabbing showcases, including these. Don’t Let Usman Awang Know The…

    “Phans” in Kuala Lumpur can rejoice this month as the world’s most well-known musical makes its long awaited debut at the Istana Budaya for a glorious three-week run. Andrew Lloyd Webber’s The Phantom Of The Opera is finally here, Broadway’s golden standard with an unprecedented 13,000 performances since it opened…

    When OlaBola The Musical debuted last year, it opened to rave reviews with many saying it was better than the movie it was based on, released a few years earlier. It’s little wonder then that the overwhelming success of the stage spectacle prompted Enfiniti Productions MD and the musical’s director,…

    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…