Held over six weeks, the Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival comprises various art events including music, dance, drama, films, theatre, comedy, opera, magic acrobatics and marching arts (such as brass band). Part of the festival’s goal is to help develop talent and creativity in performing arts by providing opportunities for budding artists through performances and workshops.
The much-hyped and consecutively sold-out INDICINELIVE! sketch-comedy revue returns with its sixth instalment, since its inception in 2010. Presented by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat, the sixth edition promises slick sketches and cutting parodies that ask: how baru is Malaysia Baru? And just who are our true superheroes?
Presented by KULT Productions, The Working Dead is a musical that tells the story of Edwin, a hardworking wage earner, who works hard to support his beloved wife Sarah. When he tragically dies on the job one day, his greedy boss Chan hires a ‘bomoh’ to bring him back to work as a ‘corporate zombie’. It’s up to Sarah and Edwin’s colleagues to save Edwin and stop Chan’s dark plans to get rich off him.
The Cameron Ultra Trail appeals to runners from all over the world due to its challenging yet fascinating course profile. The Ultra Trail consists of four categories: 15km, 30km, 50km and 100km. Participants will get to savour the scenic beauty of Cameron Highlands whilst traversing tea plantations as well as undulating hills and valleys – a true test of fitness in a low-climate atmosphere. Indeed a unique experience for runners, family, friends and spectators alike.
The spellbinding classical ballet Swan Lake opens at Istana Budaya on July 26. With its unrivalled “white acts”, spectacular and dramatic ballroom scene, engrossing composition and rousing story, it promises audiences an unforgettable experience. Set to Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky’s immortal score, Swan Lake tells the story of the young Prince Siegfried who falls madly in love with the Swan Princess Odette, a young woman who was transformed into a white swan by an evil sorcerer.
Following the 2017 sold-out production of Thunderstorm in English, Malaysian theatre veteran Dato’ Dr Faridah Merican will now be directing Tsao Yu’s masterpiece in Hokkien and Cantonese. Considered one of China’s most famous modern plays, this new version is set in Ipoh and will feature a cast of well-known actors. Thunderstorm is a drama about family, society and corruption. Chou Pu-Yuan is the head of a successful, seemingly happy household – but a storm is brewing; behind the veil of respectability lie a web of intrigue and a dark family secret.
* All information on events are subject to change.