Perhaps one of the most successful intercultural experiments in the world is the Peranakan culture. The word peranakan in Malay simply means ‘locally born’ and is Malaysia & Singapore’s most fascinating hybrid culture, descended from unions between foreign merchants (China & South India) with local women. The month-long festival entitled Amboi! Baba Meets Nyonya aims to capture the essence of locally-born works which makes Malaysia known for its melting-pot of cultures.
This year, DPAC festival (organised by the Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) in the city of Petaling Jaya, Selangor, Malaysia) has decided to highlight some of Malaysia’s prominent art practitioners from various performance practices in theatre, media, visual art and dance as well as guest speakers from academic, media and business. There will be various talks, exhibitions and performances programmed weekly between April 3-27.
DPAC dedicates itself to nurturing Malaysia’s unique performing arts scene and aims to further enhance public awareness on the importance of art-forms which not only enriches lives but capable of shaping the nation. DPAC is a corporate social responsibility initiative towards the development of Arts & Culture in Malaysia by Mammoth Empire Holdings Sdn. Bhd.
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Emily of Emerald Hill – 200th Milestone: Damansara Performing Arts Centre in association with Chin San Sooi celebrates the 200th performance of Pearlly Chua as Emily Gan.
It is Malaysian stage actor Pearlly Chua’s 200th performance as Emily of Emerald Hill.