Kakiseni International Arts Festival (#kakisenifest) 12-16 September 2014

Black Box

I get excited whenever I hear that a performance, arts, music or film festival is being organized in Kuala Lumpur. I've not had the privilege to organize one (yet!) but when I have a bit of free time, I like to let out the arty farty spirit in me by attending these events. I enjoy watching the performances and learning how these events are organized so that I'm prepared to organize future events while being more careful about potential hiccups which are bound to happen.

Anyway, if you are like me and enjoy art festivals, you're in luck! There's one starting today at The Pavilion!

The Kakiseni International Arts Festival is a five-day extravaganza of whimsical artistry proudly presented by Prudential Assurance Malaysia Berhad and Kakiseni. Featuring Malaysian and International award-winning performing arts showcases; visual art installations; busking by lyrical poets, singer songwriters, bands and international workshops, all to conclude with a street parade at Bukit Bintang in celebration of Malaysia Day 16th September. Performances are free for all. (ain't it great?)

I'm looking forward to watching the following two performances this coming Monday:


“Criaturas Particulares”
Performed By Roberto White

Show Time: 13th Sept 5.00pm / 14th Sept 3.00pm /15th Sept 1.00pm
Duration: 45 minutes

Argentinean clown and puppeteer Roberto White weaves magic into “Criaturas Particulares”, a puppet show that mixes the language of mime with that of object theatre. A spectacle with clown and body puppets, and composed by seven brief poetic and funny stories, this non-verbal show received the Children Jury Award for ‘Best Show’ at the TITIRI JAI, the International Puppet Festival of Tolosa (Spain) 2012, and has been presented 
in more than 30 international festivals in Europe, Asia and Latin America.

A theatre spectacle with figures that mixes mime language with wordless object theatre in a small and medium format, suitable for audiences of all ages from 5 years old on. Special Creatures is bound to bring lots of joy and laughter to both kids and adults.



“Take Off!”
Performed by ASWARA Dance Company (Malaysia)
Show Time: 13th Sept 11.00am (by invitation only)/14th Sept 11.00am/15th Sept 3.00pm
Duration: 45 minutes
UTOPIA-2Take off into the stars with ASWARA dance choreographers. Let them spread their wings, take flight and lead you to an experience of acclaimed explorative performances. This performance includes the work of budding choreographers of Malaysia such as: Aris Kadir, Liu Yong Sean, Lee Wen Yan, Raymond Liew, James Kan and Jessica Ho.

See you there!

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE KAKISENI INTERNATION ART FESTIVAL, PLEASE VISIT http://festival.kakiseni.com/

Update 25 Sept:

Look at how cute they made the entrance to look!





We entered the Black Box through these tiny entrance!





Comments

  1. Very nice post. I am art lover too.xx

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    1. Thanks, Hina! What sort of art do you like?

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  2. I'm different. Not really into arts performances as the performers look really tiny from far! Prefer TV or movie screen...but this are some interesting info!

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    1. That's true, Tiffany, unless we get good seats near the stage but they usually cost a bomb!

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  3. So Argentinian clowns always have to look like that?

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    1. That's actually a puppet. You can see that the puppet master is wearing black behind the puppet

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  4. This is another proof that some of the best things in life are free. Watching shows such as this is really great!

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    1. I know, right? I'm so looking forward to the shows :)

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  5. I also enjoy theater performances very much. If you visit my theater blog, I post my reviews of theater and concerts that I get the chance to watch.

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  6. I love theatre too.. prefer it to watching movies on screen.. theatre artists make so much more effort to get everything done so perfectly.

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    1. They do! Making films ain't easy either but they have more chances for editing unlike theatre artists

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  7. Your choices of shows look interesting. And they are for free? Lucky you! (Katrina Centeno)

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  8. I like theater, films and especially arts of other countries. When I'm in college, I've done lots of dramatic guild.

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    1. Really? How were you involved in the arts?

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  9. I love theater performance because here a person can show its acting showcase as their is no retake

    Agarwal Samaj BHilwara

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    1. Exactly! No chance of editing but rather to camouflage their errors (if any)

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  10. These shows looks really interesting. I'm not a fan of art show though I appreciate how people are so passionate on shows like this.

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    2. Yes, that's true, live performances aren't for everyone

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  11. Do let us know when you finally get to organize something like this! Who know, I might be in town when you do. :)

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  12. I will, Phylicia. Do buzz if you ARE in town, anyway!

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  13. These things are awesome. I loved the post. I am lover of music and cultural events.

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  14. How fascinating! This us right up my alley and old love to see it in person some day. Great photos too.

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  15. i haven't been to any art performances. it isn't as popular in the uk

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    1. Really? I thought Europe was famous for the performing arts especially with broadway and family fests

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  16. I love art performances, they give me an insight to the author's deeper inner thoughts and feelings being interpreted in a beautiful and creative way.

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    1. I enjoy the colours and movements and if there's a simple and engaging story line, even better!

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  17. I love arts! Love it even more if they are live musical/theatre! I didn't know they have all these in KL. =)

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    1. There are! Just need to sniff them out! :)

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  18. Interesting post! Makes me wish I was in the country! (Rachael)

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    1. Thanks, Rachael! Malaysia's art scene is still very young and I wish there were more. Also, ticket prices can make it mostly accessible to the affluent. However, kakiseni is free for all and is's really wonderful to experience Malaysian and international artistes' works

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  19. Shows and events like this a wonderful way to explore your own backyard and learn to appreciate what your community has to offer. I love attending festivals and shows. You can learn so much!

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    1. Yes, Suzanne, it's wonderful learning about the different cultures in your own backyard :)

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  20. I travel a lot and try to always take in shows put on by local talent. It is amazing what you find.

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    1. That's so true. Sometimes, the emphasis is on international artistes that the locals are sometimes forgotten. With festivals like these, the locals are made aware that there are incredibly talented local performers too

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  21. I actually entertained by the Argentinian clowns. So cute and funny

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    1. I, unfortunately, missed the puppet show as the queue was so long that the place couldn't take in any more guests. I'm sure the show was great!

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  22. It only shows that an entertaining events are always free after all.

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