Ballet Illuminations, September 13th-15th 2019

The Singapore Dance Theatre (SDT) is coming back to Penang for the fifth time to present Ballet Illuminations at penangpac this month. SDT was founded back in 1988 and began with just seven dancers, but now boasts thirty-two company members plus apprentices and...

The Extravaganza, July 28th 2019

The finale of the George Town Festival 2019 will be a huge celebration — fittingly titled The Extravaganza — on the evening of the 28th July, from 5pm – 11pm along Beach Street (Lebuh Pantai). This will involve some 120 artists, both local and...

BIRD, July 26th & 27th 2019

BIRD is a visually stunning dance production brought to George Town Festival 2019 by two renowned collaborators, the visual theatre company WHS from Finland and the Pichet Klunchun Dance Company from Thailand. Fittingly, while BIRD itself is a product of...

Fluorophone, July 19th & 20th 2019

However theoretical it may be to explore the relationship between light and sound, Fluorophone turns theory into practice. Fusing digital fluorescent lights, the naked flame, strobe lights and custom-built LED discs with percussion, this is a performance that makes...

The Strangers, July 16th & 17th 2019

To address global issues of identity, belonging, trust and xenophobia to an audience of 9-14 year olds is an undeniably ambitious task. Yet this is just what The Strangers, taking place as part of the George Town Festival this month, aims to do. In a wordless...

When Night Falls, July 13th-14th 2019

This month, the George Town Festival is returning for its tenth year, featuring no less than 150 exciting programmes (from theatre to workshops, from photography to music) that will take place in Penang from 13 to 28th July. It’s hard to know where to start when...