Revisit a magical world of childhood memories at Are You Game, Sau(dara)?, a cross- Causeway double-bill created by Singaporean theatre company Bhumi Collective
and Malaysian director Fasyali Fadzly.
On the 26th of May at Kotak @ Five Arts Centre (FAC) TTDI, both newcomers and long-time theatre practitioners and enthusiasts attended the book launch for Excavations, Interrogations, Krishen Jit & Contemporary Malaysia Theatre, a work published by FAC and Epigram Books in collaboration with Yayasan Sime Darby and the Goethe-Institut.
IN the late 1800s, Japan was overwhelmed by an influx of Western influence that Japanese arts and traditional crafts were in danger of disappearing. This was in the prosperous Meiji period, which came after years of famine and bad governance. Keen to address the situation, the emperor at the time established an organisation called the Ryuichi-Kai in 1879 to conduct art administration and handle the imperial household’s cultural affairs.
OVER the years, the Krishen Jit ASTRO Fund has been used to bring to light numerous creative projects. From one-off exhibitions, to festivals which have since taken on a life of their own, to artists and productions that then toured abroad. There is still time to apply for this year’s fund, and Marion D’Cruz, co-founder of one of the organizer’s, Five Arts Centre, talks about the selection process.