KakiSeni Art Festival 2013 in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
The arts will be leaving a memorable mark in Pavilion Kuala Lumpur for 10 days starting 22 April until 1 May, 2013. A total of 516 local and international artists will be invading all the spaces around Pavilion with stage performances, street parades and art workshops. Stage impresarios Moo Siew Keh and Ben Cutler are joining hands to curate several stage plays with theatrical tragedies depicted by renowned stage actors.
Local music acts such as The Impatient Sisters, Az Samad, Arabyrd, Tempered Mental, Rhythm in Bronze, and many others with be gracing the sidewalks and stages with Moonshine and The Wknd at the console. 12 art installations by Stephen Menon, Liu Cheng Hua, Donald Abraham and Louise Low to name a few will be exhibited and presented through the eyes of curator Sharmin Parameswaran of Interpr8 Art Space.
Kata Tindak Seni (Art Talk Action) is a series of forums which features performing arts professionals, experts, critics and art makers from Malaysia and within the region. It aims to create discussions and actions that will raise the state of performing arts industry of Malaysia. Among the International Acts featured in the festival are the two-person music-assisted noir epics of Joe Bone and Ben Roe, renowned choreographer Marcos Morau and also the hysterically funny Carlo Jacucci.
On the 28 of April, a massive street parade from Pavilion KL will stretch along Jalan Bukit Bintang, led by great (and award-winning) drumming supergroups like Hands Percussions. The parade will feature a mixture of local and international groups such as local Butoh trailblazers Nyoba Kan, international street performers such as the Argentinian fire-breathing acrobats En La Lona, clowns, massive theatre puppets from Taiwan and many more.
Finally, the festival will be celebrating and recognising art evangelists at the 10th Annual BOH Cameronian Arts Awards with the Technical Awards kicking off on the 22 April and the main awards night on the 1 May, 2013.
The Head of Kakiseni, Low Ngai Yuen says, “”We want to keep reminding everyone of the values of the arts – in creating new experiences, allowing creative expressions and as an important tool in breaking down boundaries. It brings people together. We are also promoting arts as a functional form for business solutions so all the programmes throughout the 10 days will be brought to the attention of private companies’ decision makers. This is the continuation of last year’s Backers Audition Kuala Lumpur.”
For more information, please visit http://festival.kakiseni.com or contact:
Wei Yung +6012 988 6560 or email email@example.com
See you at the KakiSeni Art Festival 2013 in Kuala Lumpur.