The Glass Menagerie, September 22nd to 24th

The Performing Arts Centre of Penang (penangpac) is staging “The Glass Menagerie” from 22nd to 24th September. This classic American play, set in the era of the Great Depression, was written by Tennessee Williams. When the play premiered in 1944 Tennessee Williams, who went on to become one of America’s most renowned playwrights, achieved success […]

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The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge, September 11th

The Choir of Clare College, Cambridge has been leading the chapel services in this ancient university college since 1866, although has only included female voices since 1971. Subsequently it has gained an international reputation as one of the leading university choral groups in the world. The choir is currently on tour in Asia, and is performing at […]

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Moved by Padi, August 27-28

Honouring green swaths of paddy might seem to be clutching at straws as a basis for a performance act. But, if you think about it, it holds more meaning than may appear at first glance. In East and Southeast Asia, paddy fields and their crop – rice – are an integral part of the region’s […]

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Gandini Juggling 2013

Smashed, August 27th and 28th

You are cordially invited to a tea party you will never forget … UK-based Gandini Juggling is known for its virtuoso performances which are revolutionising circus performances the world over. The Gandinis have already performed over 5,000 shows in 50 countries “Smashed” was a Herald Angel Award winner at the Edinburgh Festival 2013 and received rave […]

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Triptyque, August 26th and 27th

If you like Cirque de Soleil you will like this. Seven artists juggling, dancing, prancing, hanging from ropes, balancing on hands and heads … Canadian  troupe Les 7 Doigts de la Main  perform mind-boggling tricks that blur the lines between contemporary dance and acrobatics, between theatre and athleticism and also use interactive multi-media to make […]

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Obscura Festival of Photography, August 15th-31st

This is the fourth year that the Obscura Festival has taken place during the George Town festival. Each year, the festival hosts a series of exhibitions, talks, workshops, portfolio reviews and slide shows. This year the Festival offers us eleven exhibitions, taking place in various locations around George Town. The “One Percent Show” or “1%: Privilege […]

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