VIRTUAL MUSICAL: PUTRI SANTUBONG: THE WARRIOR PRINCESS
Date and Time: Dec 11 and 12, 9pm
The Warrior Princess: Putri Santubong is a musical drama set in the Kingdom of Santubong. Princess Santubong (played by Maya Karin) ruled the Kingdom. She descended from the Sky Kingdom in order to bring culture and civilization to earth.
In those times in the Kingdom of Santubong, women served as patriarchs and rulers of the society, who united the earth tribes and shaped culture. Through songs and dances, the story also depicts forbidden love, kindness, loyalty, and hope.
The musical also presents the legendary Santubong mountain, created using 3D content mapping technology.
Putri Santubong: The Warrior Princess, ticketed, will be streamed via a virtual platform. Link will be provided upon ticket purchase.
More details here.
VIRTUAL EXHIBITION: EXPAND YOUR PERI-METERS 2
Date and Time: Until Jan 20, 2022
The second edition of the YOUthReka Art Exhibition, called Expand Your PERi-meters 2, is currently running at the White Box, Publika until Dec 16.
But if you can’t make it for the in-person exhibition, fret not. You can view the exhibition on Artemis Art’s website.
Expand Your PERi-meters 2 features over 30 artworks by eight Nando’s Art Initiative alumni, each a participant or winner in the Nando’s YOUthReka Art Competition over the years.
Chew Song Kee, the 2018 winner in the Digital Art category, also gets his own solo exhibition.
Meanwhile, April Wong, Freeda Jane Madius, Jimmy Teow Hai Way, Lim Si Ting, Nik Shahfiz, Ong Hieng Fuong and SM Raja will have their artworks displayed in a group exhibition.
To keep with the exhibition's theme, the artists were free to create whatever they wanted, with no restrictions on categories or mediums. Epoxy resin sculptures, digital characters, paintings, and prints contrast strikingly with traditional acrylic, oil, watercolour, and charcoal pieces.
The 2021 YOUthReka Exhibition is organized by Nando’s in partnership with Artemis Art.
VIRTUAL TALK: VA FEST
Date and Time: Dec 12, 8pm
The Penang Philharmonic Orchestra is holding its final event of the year, the VA Fest.
Joined three renowned musicians from different parts of the world as they share their unique perspectives on music.
Dane Andrew Lam, from Australia, will look into orchestral training and development for amateur/youth orchestras. Michael Barrett, from South Africa, will explore post-pandemic choral evolution. Finally, Sam Evans, from Britain, will speak about vocal and singing techniques.
VA Fest, ticketed, will be streamed via Zoom.
More info here.
PANGGUNG RAKYAT: SOUND OF BORNEO (SABAH)
Date and Time: Dec 11, 8.30pm
Discover the Flying Dusun Dance Troupe, which began in 2003, is made up of professional musicians and traditional dance practitioners from the Kadazan-Dusun-Murut (KDM) community. They are a well-known troupe that is frequently commissioned to perform at major celebrations around Sabah.
Panggung Rakyat will be streamed via Cendana’s Facebook page.
More info here.
VIRTUAL SYMPOSIUM: THE NATIONAL CULTURE CONGRESS 1971 – A SYMPOSIUM 50 YEARS ON
Date and Time: Dec 11 (11am, 2pm) and Dec 12 (8.30pm)
This two-day hybrid symposium will be held at Universiti Malaya in Kuala Lumpur.
The event will be held at the site of the 1971 National Culture Congress. It will also be streamed live online.
This symposium, organised by Pusaka, Svara, Universiti Malaya, and Cendana, will bring together cultural practitioners and experts from various fields to critically assess Malaysian culture since the formulation and implementation of the National Culture Policy.
Moderators for the symposium sessions are Eddin Khoo (Pusaka founder/writer) and academic Teo Lee Ken.
Kumpulan Wayang Kulit Sri Warisan Pusaka from Machang, Kelantan will be performing a special live show (8.30pm) at Experimental Theatre, Universiti Malaya in KL on Dec 11.
The National Culture Congress 1971 – A Symposium 50 Years On will be streamed for free via Pusaka’s Facebook page.
VIRTUAL THEATRE: MATINYA SEORANG PAHLAWAN
Date and Time: Dec 12-16, 9pm
This Bahasa Malaysia play tells the story of the legendary Malay warriors Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.
Hang Tuah was slandered by Patih Karma Wijaya, and as a result, the Sultan of Melaka sentences him to death.
Hang Jebat's rage at learning of his brother's death threatens to cripple the Palace governing system. However, when the Palace discovers that Hang Tuah is still alive, the Sultan immediately orders him to return. The story, spotlighting loyalty and betrayal, reaches its epic end with a clash of two opposing ideologies between Hang Tuah and Hang Jebat.
Matinya Seorang Pahlawan, ticketed, will be streamed via CloudTheatre.