每个人都是一颗星球》是一个极为温馨的剧场作品。导演黄商权采用了分割式的呈现手法将法国名著《小王子》里的故事与精髓应用在三个现实生活中的人物当中。蔡坤益饰演一个拘谨并守规矩的办公室员工；郑乔谦饰演一个与家人逆流而行，坚持追逐当歌手梦想的年轻人；叶宝君饰演一个患上失忆症的老太太 —— 并与何伟铭所饰演的小王子一起完成《小王子》里的寓言故事情节。作品的前半段所呈现的是三个主人翁个人的故事，从介绍他们自己到他们的感受与想法，都非常清晰与完整；后半段则是小王子在别的星球以及地球的经历。非常清楚的将两个部分呈现给观众固然是好事，但是却限制了观众作相对比的反思空间。
Coming June 10 to 12, Malaysia’s Damansara Performing Arts Centre (DPAC) will present choreographer Loh Pit Fong’s acclaim work From Shinjuku to Soho, and Half Man Half Myth. Loh Pit Fong is considered as one of the first contemporary dance practitioners in the eighties in Malaysia. This work was created during her sojourn in London (from 1987 to 2008) under the auspices of the dance company named Bi Ma Dance Company, founded by her and co-dancer Ming Low. Bi Ma Dance Company is supported by the Arts Council of England, The British Council and The Place Theatre, Dance City in Newcastle. Originally choreographed with a cast of five dancers of Bi Ma Dance Company, Pit Fong Loh’s From Soho to Shinjuku provides the inspiration for a vibrant concoction of dance and design in a piece where the similarities and differences, and the highs and lows of the two cities are explored.
‘Scabs’ debuted last night at KLPAC with a small cast and a respectable audience turnout. I was pleasantly surprised that the play turned out to be strangely brave and had a resonant quality as I had been apprehensive about its content.
There was a scene with a chair, and a person with body painted in white, struggling and shouting. As if the scene was depicting my feelings at that time, the music that was accompanying it somehow relaxed my tensed body. That was the beauty of the Japanese Butoh, which originated from the fifties in Japan responding to the effects of the war.
Chin San Sooi is not an unfamiliar name in Malaysian theatre. He is renowned for directing Stella Kon’s seminal play Emily of Emerald Hill for times more than any director of that play ever did. He is also the artistic director of the Canticle Singers, a company which presents choral music and music pieces from different cultural milieus. Coming April 2016, in commemorating William Shakespeare’s 400th death anniversary, like many others, he will restage the bard’s classic Macbeth as well as an added Cantonese opera performance entitled The Inauguration of the Prime Minister (Lok Kok Tai Fong Seoog) before the actual performance of the play. Chin’s version of Macbeth was staged in 2015 featuring a full regalia of Chinese opera costumes.