A Midsummer Night’s Dream Performance @ Georgetown Festival 2012


Tuesday @ Penang Pac !This is it! The performance of “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” in the 2012 Georgetown Festival!

An adaptation of one of Shakespeare’s greatest plays, brought to life infused with local elements, and performed by professional veterans in the local performing arts scene together with under- and postgraduate students of Universiti Sains Malaysia. Heck, we even threw in some senior lecturers into the mix! “A Midsummer Night’s Dream” promises to be a unique Shakespearean experience for all.

For more information, head on to http://georgetownfestival.com/node/105

Ticketing details can be found at http://www.ilassotickets.com/events.php?event=198. Ticket prices start at RM15.

Phillipines Madrigal Singers



Monday, July 2, 2012 8:00pm until 11:00pm

The Philippine Madrigal Singers was first organized in 1963 by National Artist Professor Andrea O. Veneracion. Now with the direction of Choirmaster Mark Anthony Carpio, the choir is one of the world’s most awarded, having consistently won all the top prizes in most of the world’s prestigious choral competitions.

The ensemble performs a wide repertoire of various styles and forms; Renaissance music, classical music, Filipino and international folksongs, contemporary and avant-garde music, opera and even popular music. Their specialization and focus on the madrigal idiom has inspired their unique set-up of singing while seated in a semi-circle, without a conductor.

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THE MANGANIYAR SEDUCTION 6th July to 8th July Dewan Sri Pinang



 The inventive Indian director Roysten Abel, introduces GTF2012 audiences to the world famous The Manganiyar Seduction, a unique confluence of traditional Rajasthani music and striking contemporary theatre. The formerly nomadic Manganiyar minstrels once performed for Rajasthani kings and worshipped Muslim saints as well as Hindu goddesses. Imagine a dark stage coming slowly to life as the conductor gestures and one by one the curtain-lined stacked boxes on stage light up to reveal white-robed musicians. The musical refrain slowly builds as more boxes and more musicians (42 altogether) begin singing, playing lutes, percussion and reed instruments in an increasingly frenzied symphony. An unmissable experience!

“It will blow you away because you’ll never have experienced anything quite like The Manganiyar Seduction before, and you may never see anything like it again.” DUBLIN THEATRE FESTIVAL “Gala show fit for a king… The performers captivated the audience from start to end.” THE STRAITS TIMES

George Town Festival 2012

whats-on-penang-gtfest2012-1Event: George Town Festival 2012
Date: 15th Jun 2012 to 15th July 2012
Venue: George Town
The much anticipated George Town Festival is back again this year with various activities and performances from various countries all over the world, performed right here in George Town!
The gala opening will be happening this Friday, 15th of July at Fort Cornwallis with a majestic performance; SILAT- Our Heritage for The World. Helmed by award-winning producer/director Saw Teong Hin, of Puteri Gunung Ledang fame, production designer Liew Kung-Yu, lighting designer Dorothy P’ng and choreographer Aida Redza the production is a hybrid of theatrics infused with traditional music and contemporary visuals.
Saw has woven in a story that revolves around the lives of Malay warriors — Hang Tuah, Hang Jebat, Hang Lekiu, Hang Lekir and Hang Kasturi

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Code Red George Town Festival

whats-on-penang-gtf-code-redMay 25 at 9:00am until June 15 at 12:00am

George Town Festival is getting nearer!
Here’s a chance for you to win premium tickets to World Class Acts!


1. Find the code, scan it!
2. Decipher the code and get your next location
3. Collect and decipher all codes
4. Fill up the form at the end of the game
5. Keep your fingers crossed and wait for the good news on 16/06/2012

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Malam Melayu @ George Town Festival

whats-on-penang-gtf-malam-melayuJune 17 at 8:30pm until July 8 at 11:30pm

Rumah Teh Bunga, Hutton Lane, George Town, Penang

“Malam Melayu” is a cultural festivity that gathers Malay / Islamic cultural performances all over Malaysia in one night. Held every Sunday during the Georgetown Festival from 15th June 2012 until 8th July 2012, this program will highlight special performance from South Africa, the Desert Rose to traditional theater such as Mak Yong, and traditional music such as Cak Lempong from Negeri Sembilan and Fauziah Gambus from Kuala Lumpur, Ghazal Parti by Warisan Ghazal Parti, Gamelan by Kurnia Klasik Group and traditional dance such as Boria, Inang-Zapin, Joget by ADIKARMA Group USM. 

Malaysia’s cultural vibrancy and diversity has beautifully formed a multi-cultural environment that colors our nation.

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KLEX in Georgetown Festival 2012

whats-on-penang-klexJuly 7 at 3:30pm until July 8 at 11:00pm
Venue: Soundmaker Studio, Weld Quay, Penang.
Dates: 7th and 8th July 2012

KLEX (Kuala Lumpur Experimental Film & Video Festival) is honored to present 2 international screening programs on Saturday 7th July, a single-channel video installation by Huvi Chan Seauhuvi 7th & 8th July, and an audio-visual performance night 8th July, featuring artists and performers from Penang and Kuala Lumpur including Coma, Ng Chor Guan, Yong Yandsen, Koji Tambata, RainF, Wong Eng Leong, Jack, Okui Lala, Thian Siew Kim, Mouse and Kok Siew Wai; with a special screening of short videos by Koji Tambata (Japan).

Stay tune on the event page for more info

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