Naskhah-naskhah tentang perjuangan kemerdekaan yang sering dilaungkan dalam pementasan generasi yang lebih awal bukan lagi satu pilihan utama. Dalam fikiran kebanyakan pengkarya, menghasilkan karya mendapatkan kemerdekaan kurang sesuai. Isu-isu yang dibawa dalam naskhah pula lebih kepada isu personal. Pada awal 2000, karya mereka lebih eksperimental berbanding tahun-tahun hujung 2000. Faktor politik bawa kesan mendalam kepada stail yang dipilih.
REBEL shows Aman Ra’s greatest chops is still his gritty & guttural side – especially when he’s fighting societal expectations and elevating the prestige of budak flats.
There’s something very different in the air. Malaysia’s eternal summer has begun to feel like spring, and it’s infected everyone with optimism and light. After the 9th of May, the apathy you could feel come off the city streets have begun to be replaced by a sense of hope. It isn’t just the end the end of a 61-year ruling party that has tirelessly censored, imprisoned and stolen from us. It’s the start of a new arts industry.
To many fans of his work, they may not have recognised the name immediately when his death made headlines in news portals all over the world. But that was the legend of Isao Takahata’s legacy. The brilliant animator and director was less concerned with being recognised as one of the most influential figures in the global animation industry; instead he kept his focus on how he could challenge the medium. This was how he spent his 50 years as a co-founder of Studio Ghibli and independent director – giving the world fantastical stories that we’ll be sure to make even our children’s children watch.
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