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Wayang Female Performer   Leave a comment


Wayang Female Performer from our area Pulau Tikus Tai Soo Yah’s Celebrations 2019.

A Night of Cantonese Wayang   Leave a comment


A Night of Cantonese Wayang

During the month of the Festival of the Hungry Ghost in George Town, Penang, Malaysia, we get to see a variety of Chinese Opera in different dialects like Hokkien, Teochew, and lesser ones like Cantonese and Hakka (which I had not seen before). Here is a sample of Wayang or Chinese Opera in Cantonese which is my referred choice due to their beautiful costumes barring the ages of the able and good performers.

SP Lim

12th. August, 2019

The Tai Soo Yah Diety in Bukit Mertajam 2019   Leave a comment


Prayed at the Tai Soo Yah in Bukit Mertajam 2019

A Physical, Vocal and Rhythmic Workshop & Showcase – ” UNAPPEASED “   Leave a comment


A Physical, Vocal and Rhythmic Workshop & Showcase | 肢體、聲音與韻律工作坊 暨 演出

SHOWCASE | 演出
– 14 & 15 Nov 2014 (Fri & Sat) @ 8:30pm
– RM 20 by Donation
Walk-in or Call penangpac (+604-899 1722 / 2722) for Registration | 報名請洽 檳城表演藝術中心
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Unappeased is a contemporary performance work-in-progress that draws its impulse and influence from the Southeast Asian spirit medium traditions, such as Penang’s “tang-ki” practices. Supported by a grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, G.R.I (Gravity Research Institute) gathers a group of international artists, offering workshop and a showcase during their 3 weeks residency at penangpac.
來自澳洲的 G.R.I (Gravity Research Institute) 在駐留檳城表演藝術中心的這三個星期間,將與本地表演藝術家共同探討和發展他們最新的肢體劇場演出項目 – 《無法平息》(UNAPPEASED) 。這靈感取自於東南亞傳統靈媒儀式如檳城童乩習俗的項目,獲得澳洲藝術理事會的資助,聚集了來自澳洲、馬來西亞與泰國等地的表演藝術工作者,將以工作坊與成果展示演出來跟
* 聯繫 | Contact | Hubungi :
penangpac (+604-899 1722 / 2722)
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CALL or WALK-IN penangpac | 致電或親臨 :
+604-899 1722 / 2722
Level 3A, Quay 1, Straits Quay,
Tanjong Tokong, Penang
penangpac’s Website :
http://www.penangpac.org/content/display/article/site:penangpac-param:unappeased-link:1750
Ombak-Ombak Facebook :
https://www.facebook.com/ombakombak.artsstudio
Together with Artists of Unappeased Project:
WeiZen Ho (Australia/ Melaka): vocalist, performer, sound-movement choreographer, musician, composer
Victoria Hunt (Australia): dancer, educator, choreographer
Aida Redza (Penang): choreographer, contemporary performer
Alan Schacher (Australia): director, choreographer, designer, performer, installation artist
Robbie Avenaim (Australia): musician, Sound Designer
Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum (Thailand): video Mapping & Lighting Artist
Produced by Gravity Research Institute Inc., Australia (G.R.I.)
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This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body and has been made possible with the additional support of our Malaysian Project Partners:
penangpac & Ombak-Ombak ArtsStudio
We would also like to acknowledge and thank Melaka Arts and Performance Festival and E-Plus Entertainment for their support and advice.
More about the showcase on Nov 14 & 15 at
https://www.facebook.com/events/864761833557955/

Extracted from the Information Leaflet by SP Lim who was photo-shooting at the dress rehearsal tonight of 13.11.2014.
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Together with Artists of Unappeased Project:
WeiZen Ho (Australia/ Melaka): vocalist, performer, sound-movement choreographer, musician, composer
Victoria Hunt (Australia): dancer, educator, choreographer
Aida Redza (Penang): choreographer, contemporary performer
Alan Schacher (Australia): director, choreographer, designer, performer, installation artist
Robbie Avenaim (Australia): musician, Sound Designer
Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum (Thailand): video Mapping & Lighting Artist
SHOWCASE

Taiwanese Opera in town   Leave a comment



Hokkien Opera from Taiwan at Pulau Tikus Market has a more different and modernistic costumes, music accompaniment with even a set of drums sounding Gotai, traditional acting style with kicking actions. Twa Hee or Hokkien Opera from Taiwan is common in Taiwan like in Penang, Malaysia. Chinese Street Operas are common in Penang during the Hungry Ghost Festival ie the Chinese 7th Moon and we shall be looking forwards to the next month of the 8th Moon where the Mid-Autumn Festival or Moon Cake Festival is celebrated as there are many Taoist Deities’ Birthdays celebrations like the Twa Pek Kong aka the God of Prosperity. For that night I went back to photo-shooting the more traditional Teochew Wayang at Pepper Estate, Tanjung Tokong, with the usual traditional costumes, classical Chinese musical instruments and acting with traditional hand gestures with lesser foot-work and kicking. Probably I am a believer in the motto of ” Old is Gold “.

SP Lim

Chinese Street Opera in the rain   Leave a comment


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Chinese Street Opera in the rain
As these Wayang or Chinese Operas were played to commemorate the Birthdays’ Celebrations of Taoist Gods or Dieties, the stages are usually in compound of Temples and in open-air areas. There is no luxury of shelter or hall to shield the audience from the weather. Some organizers do provide chairs but some loyal Wayang fans shall come equipped with plastic stools and sometimes umbrellas in the rainy season. Under the clear moonlight or rain, no weather shall overcome the Chinese Street Operas’ loyal fans.

SP Lim

Third Night of Cantonese Opera   Leave a comment



Cantonese Opera
The Emperor and the Butterfly Spirit .
Life shall be full of love and peace if there is no envy and hatred … and better still no politics!

Good night as I leave with a message of Eternal Love from this Cantonese Opera – if you are not allowed as human being to love the Butterfly Spirit then become one and enjoy eternal blissful love forever like the Emperor did. Bye for the night.

SP Lim

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