Cultural Index: What to see and do this week (Sept 2-8)

A round-up of the best shows in the city.

Hush (2018) by Wong Xiang Yi (Photo: Suma Orientalis)  

These are our top picks for the week of September 2 to 8. For more event listings and reviews, pick up a copy of Options at your nearest news stands.

The Tuyang Initiative will be presenting a multidisciplinary performance, which is deeply rooted in Kayan and Kenyah tradition, that explores the universal theme of love. Experience age-old poetic singing-storytelling, dances and live music from traditional Dayak instruments featuring Living National Heritage Mathew Ngau Jau and sape master Lan E Tuyang.

DPAC, H-01, Empire Damansara, Jalan PJU 8/8, Damansara Perdana, PJ. Sept 6 & 8, 8pm. RM58. Buy tickets here


Ballet Illuminations
​Singapore Dance Theatre returns to KL for the 10th year to show a new version of Ballet Illuminations. They will be presenting George Balanchine’s Serenade and Theme and Variations, as well as Timothy Harbour’s Linea Adora, which was created for the dance company’s 30th anniversary.

klpac, Jalan Strachan, off Jalan Sultan Azlan Shah, Sentul, KL. Sept 6, 8.30pm; Sept 7, 3pm, 8.30pm; Sept 8, 2pm. RM25, RM38, RM48. Buy tickets here.


Casually Peeking
Wong Xiang Yi is passionate and curious about gender issues. In this exhibition, she continually explores “Boy’s Love”, a sub-culture of Japanese Manga (comics). She postulates that the Boy’s Love culture could serve as a window for us to understand how the younger generation behaves in the modern age. Her paintings portray the intimacy and brevity of closeness between same-sex friends, hoping to discover the bonds and ties that bind these relationships together.

Suma Orientalis, 11 Lorong 11/4F Seksyen 11, PJ. Until Sept 8. For more information, see here


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