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Monthly Plays Recommendations - CI Insider #6

Soul of Odyssey

An international collaboration between KLSP and Hiroshi Koike Bridge Project of Japan. ๐’๐Ž๐”๐‹ ๐จ๐Ÿ ๐Ž๐๐ฒ๐ฌ๐ฌ๐ž๐ฒ will weave different performative practices, traditions and elementsโ€“dialogue, storytelling, movement, dance, live videos, live music, songs, and chantsโ€“to create for the audience a multimedia, multisensory experience. Actors will speak in Bahasa Melayu, Chinese, English and Japanese. Based on the Greek classic by Homer, this work devises and reimagines the heroโ€™s journey and his attempts to rise from the ashes of war, chaos, and battles with deities. It questions and explores how human beings react to forces perceived to be out of their control. Directed by: ๐‡๐ข๐ซ๐จ๐ฌ๐ก๐ข ๐Š๐จ๐ข๐ค๐ž Music composed and performed by: ๐’๐š๐ง๐ญ๐จ๐ฌ๐ก ๐‹๐จ๐ ๐š๐ง๐๐ซ๐š๐ง
Featuring: (Japan) ๐ˆ๐ฆ๐š๐ข ๐‰๐ข๐ง๐ฒ๐š (Malaysia) ๐‹๐ข๐ฆ ๐’๐จ๐จ๐ง ๐‡๐ž๐ง๐ , ๐‹๐ž๐ž ๐’๐ฐ๐ž๐ž ๐Š๐ž๐จ๐ง๐ , ๐‹๐ž๐ž ๐’๐ฐ๐ž๐ž ๐’๐ž๐ง๐ , ๐€๐๐ฅ๐š๐ง ๐’๐š๐ข๐ซ๐ข๐ง, ๐’๐ž๐ง๐  ๐’๐จ๐จ ๐Œ๐ข๐ง๐ , ๐๐ฎ๐ซ๐ฎ๐ฅ ๐’๐จ๐Ÿ๐ข๐š, ๐‰๐š๐ฆ๐ž๐ฌ ๐Š๐š๐ง ๐š๐ง๐ ๐“๐ข๐ง ๐‘๐š๐ฆ๐š๐ง Dates & Times ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ” ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ @๐Ÿ๐Ÿ.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐š๐ฆ (for school bookings only) ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ• & ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ @๐Ÿ–.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ (public shows) ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ– & ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ— ๐Ž๐œ๐ญ๐จ๐›๐ž๐ซ @๐Ÿ‘.๐ŸŽ๐ŸŽ๐ฉ๐ฆ (public shows) Venue: ๐๐ฅ๐š๐œ๐ค ๐๐จ๐ฑ, Damansara Performing Arts Centre - DPAC

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SHORT+SWEET Malaysia 2023 Unveils the World of Mini-Masterpieces

Hello, film enthusiasts and cultural connoisseurs! Get ready to embark on an exhilarating journey into the world of cinema, where storytelling knows no boundaries and creativity knows no limits. The stage is set, the curtain is about to rise, and the Short + Sweet Malaysia Festival 2023: Film is ready to take you on a cinematic rollercoaster like never before.

A Cinematic Extravaganza
SHORT+SWEET Malaysia 2023 is set to enthrall audiences with more than 90 new works in the film category alone. It's a diverse palette of storytelling, exploring a multitude of themes, emotions, and genres. Whether you're a fan of heartwarming dramas, spine-tingling thrillers, or belly-aching comedies, you'll find it all here. And the best part? You get to be the first to view these captivating creations, as only new works are accepted.

In the world of SHORT+SWEET, brevity is an art form. Each film is a concise masterpiece that delivers its message swiftly and powerfully. These short films are like the espresso shots of cinema, packing a punch that lingers long after the credits roll. And here's the icing on the cake โ€“ you get to vote for your favorite film! It's not just about watching; it's about participating and celebrating creativity.

Ticket Information
- Regular Ticket: RM24 per person
- Group Ticket: RM240 for a group of 11
- All tickets are free seating

Mark your calendars for this extraordinary cinematic feast:
- Dates: 30th September & 1st October 2023
- Venue: Indicine, KLPAC

As the lights dim and the films roll, get ready to be captivated, entertained, and moved. Join in celebrating the 16th season of SHORT+SWEET Malaysia, where the world of mini-masterpieces awaits! For more information and ticket bookings, click here.


Forkbeard: A Viking Musical Odyssey

Join the audience on a thrilling musical odyssey, transporting them back to the Viking world of 1000 AD. They can anticipate witnessing sword fights and romance, Viking warships and witches, all within a narrative grounded in true events that left an indelible mark on European history.

The story being told, however, transcends the boundaries of history. It unfolds as a strikingly familiar human drama featuring two kings facing insurmountable odds, replete with tears and laughter, love and faith. Yet, at every twist and turn, they must contend with opposing forces of betrayal, greed, ambition, and revenge.

Audiences will become fully immersed in the hauntingly beautiful set design, which whisks them away to the misty forests of Scandinavia. Here, they will enter an exotic world inhabited by Odin, Freja, and Thor, and bear witness to Viking trials and triumphs in a truly unique and unforgettable theatre performance.

This captivating saga is brought to life by a talented all-Malaysian cast of 21 individuals, under the guidance of an award-winning artistic team consisting of Aida Redza, Dominic Luk, and Karam Tabba. These young talents pour their hearts into their performances, delivering stirring ballads, war chants, and laments with boundless energy and passion, all accompanied by a live band and inspiring orchestral arrangements by Penang's own Vince de Leon.

Ticket Information
- Regular Ticket: RM89 per person
-Viking (VIP) Ticket: RM120 per person
- Group Ticket: RM445 for a group of 5 and get free 1 ticket/

Mark your calendars for this extraordinary musical odyssey:
- Dates: 27th October, 28th October and 29th October
- Venue: Pentas 1, KLPAC

For more info, click on this link.

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