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9 Days, 3 Ways to Dance, Butoh and Physical Theatre

Ombak-Ombak Arts Studio and PEARL are collaborating to bring an intensive nine-day workshop in dance, butoh and physical theatre which is open to the public.

Called  9 Days, 3 Ways, this workshop is led by trailblazing Malaysian performance artists – Liu Yong Sean (Dancer + Choreographer), Soonufat Supramaniam (Butoh Artist) and Izzard Padzil (Physical Theatre Artist). Each of the artists will share with the participants their individual emerging methods of performance approach and style.

If you want to:

  • Expand your versatility and flexibility
  • Learn different approaches and strengthen your performance skills
  • Discover your own unique performance identity

then 9 Days, 3 Ways is the perfect workshop for you.

The workshop is divided into 2 parts with the first part including a 3-day x 3hr workshop introduction by each artist:

22 March, 10am – 1pm: Butoh with Soonufat Supramaniam
23 March, 1pm – 4 pm: Dance with Liu Yong Sean 
24 March, 6pm – 9pm: Physical Theatre with Izzard Padzil

Following this would be the intensive workshop lab sessions of the individual artists. Participants are free to choose either one or two artists to follow depending on their personal preference. Allowance is made for participants who want to follow all three artists. The schedule for these five days (24 – 29 March) is as follows:

10am – 1pm: Butoh with Soonufat Supramaniam
2pm – 5pm: Dance with Liu Yong Sean 
6pm – 9pm: Physical Theatre with Izzard Padzil

The second part of  9 Days, 3 Ways includes an Artist Sharing session from 5:30pm – 7.30 pm by the three artists as they share insight into their individual training and creative approach to performance, and present their solo works.

9 Days, 3 Ways will culminate with a Workshop Presentation on March 30 at Komtar Auditorium A where the workshop participants will present the works that they have created with the three artists.

9 Days, 3 Ways


22 – 30 March 2014


The Whiteaways Studio, Reka Art Space (Sinkeh Hotel), KOMTAR Auditorium A

RM 50 per workshop
RM 80 for 2 workshops
RM 120 for all 3 workshops

For more information or to register, please contact Hock Kheng and Aida Redza or email pgartslink.pearl@gmail.com

GTLF 2013: Poetry at Lunch

If you are a fan of spoken word, you probably would have heard about Say It Like You Mean It. Widely known as SILYMI, this little collective of Penang musicians, poets, storytellers and other performance artists has made quite the waves in the local art circuit from its very first outing in Jan 2012.

In this year’s edition of the George Town Literary Festival, SILYMI makes an appearance (more like two) with the festival’s Poetry at Lunch segment. These Boots are Made for Walking, which takes place on the second day of the festival is “a collection of introspective, observational and amusing solo, duet and group spoken word pieces, exploring the landscape of objectification, colonialism and the nation state using the body of a woman as the map is a collective of Penang musicians, poets, storytellers and other performance artists” (GTLF).

The second Poetry at Lunch session is Bad Poets. Described as “a showcase of storytelling, inherited tales of great kingdoms and poetic stories in search of history and identity” that challenges “accepted notions and pre-conceptions of literature, poetry, history and identity”, Bad Poets takes place on the third and last day of GTLF.

Open to the public and FREE, Poetry at Lunch is not about to dish out any run-of-the-mill performance, that is for sure. If thought-provoking art is right up your alley, Poetry at Lunch might just  be the thing you have been looking for. Don’t just take our word for it, come and experience it yourself.

Poetry at Lunch

Moderator: Ksatriya


These Boots are Made for Walking: 30 November 2013 @ 12pm

Featuring Elaine Foster, Melizarani T. Selva, and Sheena Baharuddin 

Bad Poets: 1 December 2013 @ 1pm

Featuring Ksatriya, Mark Walker, Shannon Frances, Lucille Dass, and Ibitoye Azeez


Sekeping Victoria, 164 Lebuh Victoria, George Town