Stream time: 'Air Con' theatre reunion to Muzium Negara history tour


Instant Cafe Theatre presents a reunion with the cast of the 2008 show 'Air Con' tonight (from left) Zahiril Adzim, Amerul Affendi, Nicholas Liew Davis, Ahmad Firdaus Che Yahaya, Tengku Hazarul and Ryan Lee Baskaran. Photo: Filepic/The Star

THEATRE: THE AIR CON REUNION

Date and Time: Sept 11, 9pm

The Instant Cafe Theatre (ICT) is bringing back playwright/singer-songwriter Shanon Shah’s Air Con, for an online archival screening on Sept 24-26. Co-directed by ICT’s co-founder Jo Kukathas and Zalfian Fuzi, Air Con explores hard-hitting themes such as bullying, violence, identity and sex crimes.

As a teaser event, ICT is throwing a virtual reunion party with most of the original cast members, directors and the playwright himself tonight. Air Con was originally shown in 2008.

The cast members joining the party are the Mohd Amerul Affendi, Zahiril Adzim, Ryan Lee Baskaran, Nicholas Liew Davis, Ferdaus Che Yahaya, Hazarul Hasnain, Dara Razia Othman, Nam Ron and Chew Kin Wah.

The online catch-up session will be a combination of script reading and a roundtable discussion with the cast and crew of this acclaimed local play. Audiences will also get to interact with the Air Con cast.

The Air Con Reunion will be streamed for free via ICT’s Facebook page.

More info here.

Join Amin Landak, Anna Har, Faishal Tehrani and Jo Kukathas for a roundtable discussion in 'Jangan Nak Hentam Pengutus'. Photo: HandoutJoin Amin Landak, Anna Har, Faishal Tehrani and Jo Kukathas for a roundtable discussion in 'Jangan Nak Hentam Pengutus'. Photo: Handout

TALK: JANGAN NAK HENTAM PENGUTUS

Date and Time: Sept 11, 3pm

Join dance producer/writer Bilqis Hijjas as she moderates an informal discussion with four artists from documentary film-making, literature, performing arts and illustration.

You can catch Amin Landak, Anna Har, Faishal Tehrani and Jo Kukathas in this afternoon virtual hangout as they talk about the risks taken in Malaysian arts and culture to present alternative views, reveal truths and show dissent.

Jangan Nak Hentam Pengutus will be streamed via Facebook.

More info here.

Teochew Puppet and Opera House’s ‘Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting’ stars Liu Xiaoli as Zhu Yingtai (in pink), and Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo. Photo: Teochew Puppet and Opera HouseTeochew Puppet and Opera House’s ‘Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting’ stars Liu Xiaoli as Zhu Yingtai (in pink), and Ling Goh as Liang Shanbo. Photo: Teochew Puppet and Opera House

​​THEATRE: BUTTERFLY LOVERS: MAIDEN MEETING

Date and Time: Sept 11, 8.30pm

Cultural Economy Development Agency’s (Cendana) Panggung Rakyat series continues with an archival performance from Penang’s Teochew Puppet and Opera House.

Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting is a tragic love story of a young woman who disguises herself as a man to pursue her studies.

She ends up falling in love with another student and has to get creative in her attempts to cement the relationship with him.

Often known as the "Chinese Romeo and Juliet", this show by the Teochew Puppet and Opera House stars renowned Shantou, China opera performer Liu Xiaoli as Zhu Yingtai, and fourth-generation traditional Chinese opera practitioner Goh Hooi Ling as Liang Shanbo.

This installment of the Panggung Rakyat series will run for 35 minutes. Tomorrow (Sept 12), a documentary on Teochew opera will be presented on the same platform.

Butterfly Lovers: Maiden Meeting will be streamed via Cendana’s Facebook page.

More info here.

A virtual walkthrough of Muzium Negara's Galeri D is a great way to keep your child informed about Malaysia's history. Photo: HandoutA virtual walkthrough of Muzium Negara's Galeri D is a great way to keep your child informed about Malaysia's history. Photo: Handout

SIRI 7: i@MUZIUMNEGARA, GALERI D

Date and Time: Sept 12, 11am

In conjunction with Malaysia Day, the National Museum is opening up one of its galleries (Galeri D) for a virtual walkthrough.

Limited to 150 participants, this is a great activity for children (10-12 years old) who have been homebound for months.

Travel through time and look at historic documents, artefacts and history surrounding the country's independence and the formation of a new country called Malaysia on Sept 16, 1963.

Siri 7: i@MuziumNegara Galeri D will be streamed for free via Zoom.

More info here.

ONLINE DANCE WORKSHOP 2021: DANCE AT HOME

Date and Time: Sept 12, 10.30am

Here's how you can learn traditional Malaysian dances from the comfort of your home. The best part? No experience needed.

Travel to Kelantan and swoon away to the Wau Bulan dance, get a feel of Sarawak’s Gawai season through Ngajat, a dance popular among the Iban community or go north to Perlis and pick up the Canggung dance, performed during the harvest season and wedding ceremonies and festivities.

Seats are limited. Online Dance Workshop 2021: Dance At Home, ticketed, will be streamed via Zoom.

More info here.

Fauzulyusri's 'Warm' (left) and 'Work' (mixed media on canvas, 2021). Photo: TaksuFauzulyusri's 'Warm' (left) and 'Work' (mixed media on canvas, 2021). Photo: Taksu

VIRTUAL EXHIBIT: KONKRIT

Date and Time: Ends Sept 26

Contemporary artist Fauzulyusri returns with a new online solo exhibition at Taksu gallery in KL.

For this new series of abstract works, the Sungei Petani, Kedan-born artist used industrial texture paste to create the background, followed by oil and charcoal for the foreground. This body of work is all about a strong structure with balance. Fauzulyusri’s trademark scrawls and whorls are found rampant across the canvas, while his experiments with colour remain apparent.

More info here.

TALK: PRESERVING NATURAL HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE: CASE STUDY – GUNUNG KANTHAN

Date and time: Sept 13, 8pm

Badan Warisan Malaysia (BWM) has been highlighting the imminent forced closure, eviction and possible destruction of the century-old Sakyamuni cave temple and monastery with its unique contents located at Gunung Kanthan, situated north of Ipoh in Perak, Malaysia.

In collaboration with International National Trusts Organisation (INTO), which BWM is a member of, this talk series will bring together international experts to shine a light on Gunung Kanthan and to share experiences in grassroots advocacy amongst the global National Trust family.

This talk is moderated by Lim Wei-Ling, president of Badan Warisan Malaysia.

More info here.

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