KUALA LUMPUR: The Masjid Jamek LRT station has come alive with culture, thanks to the Arts On The Move (AOTM) initiative.
It plays host to arts performances twice weekly, on Tuesdays and Thursdays, alongside ongoing art exhibitions.
AOTM is organised by Think City, a community-focused urban regeneration organisation, and public transport service operator Prasarana.
Since the first AOTM performance last May, the station’s upper concourse area has hosted a wide array of arts and music performers, including the Teochew Puppet Opera Theatre; percussion groups Hands Percussion and Orang Orang Drum Theatre; the lute-playing KL Sape Collective; and masked Nyoba Kan dancers.
Lee Jia Ping, programme director of Think City in Kuala Lumpur said AOTM was an initiative to bring a range of quality public arts and culture activities to Kuala Lumpur’s rail transport system.
“With the aim of rejuvenating public spaces, AOTM hopes to engage commuters and enrich lives through the arts,” she said.
Folk-pop singer Hannah Lo is slotted to perform a live set today as part of this month’s programme.
On April 11, Dikir Barat Arjunasukma will present a traditional Malay performance, showcasing poetry and percussive music.
April 13 will see theremin player Ng Chor Guan showcasing the unique electronic instrument.
Indian dance performance Odissi, by Geethashankarandance, is a feature on April 18, followed by Kelantanese traditional music by Kumpulan Geng Wak Long on April 20.
Music/theatre duo Shanthini Venugopal and Eddie Zachariah are booked for April 25, and local cello rock band Paladin will wrap up AOTM’s monthly programme on April 27.
Women’s Aid Organisation’s empowering Harapan Sentiasa Ada exhibition, sponsored by Selangor Properties Bhd, is on display until mid-May. It features a 100m-long wall exhibit, filled with artwork done by survivors of domestic violence.
AOTM performances are held from 5pm to 7pm. The monthly activities will continue until the end of the year. For more information, go to www.facebook.com/mythinkcity.
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