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    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…

    It’s a story that’s full of impassioned love, unintentional deceit, detrimental jealousy, painful heartbreak and ghastly revenge. Ever since it was first performed in Paris some 177 years ago, Giselle has been engaging crowds the world over with its stirring scenes. This classic romantic ballet consists of two acts, set…

    Taking centre stage this month is a key event on the KL performing arts calendar. Now in its fifth year, the Damansara International Arts Festival 2018 (DIAF2018) has grown from humble beginnings to include a diverse range of music, dance, theatre, visual arts and performance workshops scattered across a two…

    As far as musical instruments go, the drum is pretty ubiquitous, and for good reason. In a song, its beats help to anchor the rhythm. On its own, a well-executed drum solo or drumline make for great listening. A steady peal is also often used to dictate the flow of…

    Understanding the intricacies of war, the toll it takes on an individual or nation, and the unjustifiable consequences it leaves in its wake are topics that have plagued mankind since conflicts began. How do the experiences of war affect those involved in the fighting and those left behind? How does…

    Enter into a casual conversation with the KL Shakespeare Players off the stage, and you’re sure to hear a sentence inserted pointedly into the discourse: “Shakespeare was originally written not to be studied by geeks or seen by snobs, but to be performed for the general masses.” It’s a line…

    It’s not often a Broadway show hits Malaysian shores, so when it was revealed that the internationally-acclaimed Mystic India would be arriving in KL this month, it was big news indeed.Billed as a journey through the ages of India, the spectacle of light and sound will bring the larger-than-life flavours…

    A colossus in the Malaysian entertainment scene, Enfiniti is the name behind a number of sensational stage productions, including Puteri Gunung Ledang, P.Ramlee The Musical, and MUD: The Story of Kuala Lumpur. Using creative props, talented actors and polished audio-visual effects to tell an engaging tale, these plays never failed…

    A man that needs little introduction, Russell Peters is quite simply one of the world’s – if not the world’s – biggest comedy superstar. He sells out arenas in minutes, he’s permanently on Forbes’ highest-earners list and he’s got a collection of awards to fill a warehouse. The Canadian is…

    Brought to life with consummate grace and finesse, a ballet recital possesses the sort of panache few other dance styles can evoke. It’s truly a joy to witness the principal dancer flaunting moves that fluidly interlace with symphonious music – and when the entire corps de ballet flock into the…