The third Kakiseni International Arts Festival 2015 kicked off on the 12th September and will end on the 16th of September (Malaysia Day) at Pavilion KL. There will be a black box theatre in the middle of the centre court with shows from international and local productions, dance audition and workshops, art activities, busking, traditional games and many more activities happening throughout the 5-day festival. So, have you been bitten by the arts bug?
I might try to make it on the last day as it's a public holiday being Malaysia Day. I would really love to watch Hands Percussion perform.
Performed by Hands Percussion
Presented by Kakiseni International Arts Festival
16th Sept 12pm
[ Also performing in SENI Stage ]
Show length: 30 minutes
Hands Percussion Team (HANDS), a renowned Malaysian percussion ensemble, has been creating a veritable bang in the music scene in Kuala Lumpur since 1997 with its ground breaking and innovative performances. The ensemble’s performances has been highly regarded and admired as they endeavour to preserve their cultural heritage while introducing new dimensions to theatrical drumming by venturing into contemporary percussion music and exploring different cultures. The team has produced and performed extensively in the arts scene as well as at corporate events. In the past few years, HANDS has been invited to perform overseas and have participated in the international art festivals, such as France, Netherlands, Greece, Qatar,etc…
HANDS is proud to be part of the Malaysian performing arts scene and in all their drumming endeavours will to strive to achieve world class international standards. They will always preserve their colourful Malaysian cultural heritage while incorporating contemporary percussion styles, and the diverse South-east Asian musical instruments available in this part of the world.
"Inner City" looks interesting too (plus they look cool flying around in suits!)!
I might have to just slot this performance in between my meetings on Tuesday!
Performed By The Urban Playground Team
Showtime: 12th Sept 9.00pm / 13th Sept 3.00pm / 14th Sept 1.30pm / 15th Sept 2pm
A group of hi-rise office workers (probably bankers), climb the ladder of promotion, embark on an office romance, live life on the edge and try to avoid the slippery slopes of success as they navigate the tricky maze of life in the big city. A knockabout, slapstick, dance theatre performance for all the family featuring authentic free-running and urban dance from the original performance-parkour company.
Another interesting act- this time by cellists in Malaysia is Performed By Paladin (Malaysia)
Performed By Paladin (Malaysia)
Showtime: 16th Sept 1.30pm
Paladin is a newly formed Cello Rock band Based in Malaysia. Its name best expresses the constant struggle and extreme difficulty of the band’s objective which is to use classical cellos and techniques to play heavy and loud contemporary music in the most credible way.
All of its members are professional cellists who met doing gigs in the KL music scene and found they had the same musical interests and ambitions taking the cello further into the contemporary scene. Using exclusively classical cellos which sound is sent through pickups and guitar or bass effect pedals, the band is able to produce a wide variety of sounds, from the purest acoustic cello sounds to the most extreme and unique electric sounds.
Paladin is the only and 1st cello rock band in the Asia Region and is currently in the middle of working out exciting collaborations with well-known local artists as well as planning a busy concert year both in Malaysia and a broad (Singapore, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam and China in 2013).
The full event schedule can be found HERE:
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