VIRTUAL FILM: Voyage To Terengganu
Date and time: Nov 13, 2pm
As part of Village Vision Community Togetherness Coalition and Taipei Economic And Cultural Office in Malaysia's jointly organised “Taiwan-Malaysia Community Building Masterclass - Community Movement and Civil Practice” online exhibition series, viewers can watch out for a range of virtual sessions and documentary screenings.
Today, viewers can revisit the Voyage To Terengganu documentary from 2016. Terengganu was the only one of the 13 Malaysian states which filmmaker/writer Amir Muhammad had never visited. He decided, together with his locally raised colleague Badrul Hisham Ismail, to shoot a film there. As a basis for their impressionist, occasionally even surrealist documentary, they used the book Voyage To Kelantan (1838) by Munshi Abdullah (1796-1854). Looking past the state’s natural and architectural beauty, Amir and Badrol trained their cameras on several local men, who in brief interviews talk openly about their culture, their faith, their worries about financial security and the privileges of being a man.
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VIRTUAL FESTIVAL: SHORT+SWEET FILM
Date and Time: Nov 13, 8pm
The annual Short+Sweet festival is back for the 14th year, with limited two-day runs for each category.
This year, Short+Sweet Film returns to CloudTheatre with 11 bite-sized offerings, ranging from drama to comedy.
The shortlisted entries are Across Borders (Teh Ais Ikat Tepi), Comfort Now (The Comfort Now Artists), Diam (Kualitea Productions), Hidup (FAM Entertainment), Hitched (Sidhart Joe Dev), I Crossdress (Lejit Stories), Is Everything OK There? (Zero-Budget Productions), Malam Bulan Dipagar Dosa (GR Production), Menung (Gagak Terkurung), Received? Bye. (Alwin and Ken) and Syam (OhSnapTV).
Audiences can join in the fun by voting for their 10-minute favourite films and help them win the Audience Choice Award.
Short+Sweet Film is ticketed.
PANGGUNG RAKYAT: KUCHIPUDI
Date and Time: Nov 13, 8.30pm
Cultural Economy Development Agency’s (Cendana) Panggung Rakyat series continues with the traditional art form of kuchipudi, presented by the Kuchipudi Sisters.
Kuchipudi is a traditional Indian dance form originating from Andhra Pradesh in India. Its specialty lies not only in the dancer's effort to maintain balance, but also in the dancer's stunning clothing and incredible dance techniques, dominated by foot spin movements.
This programme, done in collaboration with the Temple of Fine Arts KL, is part of the Art In The City pandemic recovery series.
Panggung Rakyat: Kuchipudi will be streamed via Cendana’s Facebook page.
More info here.
VIRTUAL THEATRE: BUKA PINTU
Date and Time: Nov 13 and 14, 3pm and 9pm
Presented by KL-based performing arts collective Patblas Studio, Buka Pintu revolves around Farah, Solihin and 12-year-old Puteri who all live in the same flat.
After watching a video online, Farah gets excited to interview Solihin but he is unsure whether his story and experiences are meant to be shared.
Puteri, on the other hand, loves to play with the doll gifted to her by uncle... until her uncle enters her room to "play" along.
Buka Pintu, ticketed, will be streamed via CloudTheatre.
More info here.
MPOPLAYSON: MALAYSIAN COMPOSERS SERIES – CHAMBER CONCERT
Date and Time: Unlimited
The Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra’s (MPO) Malaysian Composers series continues this week with its chamber music offering by local composers.
In the second part, which is available now, catch Caeleb Tee’s Hymn Of The Remnants (illustrating the remnants of people praising the beauty of the earth), Raja Alif’s Tanjak - Mahkota Alam (a score that acts as a form of visual art on how the composer sees the traditional Malay male headgear) and Samuel Cho’s Threadsafe (inspired by a computer programming concept of thread safety).
The Malaysian Composers Series is done in collaboration with the Malaysian Composers Collective (MCC). Established in 2007, the MCC has been actively promoting Malaysian composers at home and abroad.
The new series can be streamed for free on the MPO TV Youtube channel.