Thursday, August 7, 2014
About Kakiseni International Arts Festival 2014
Arts under one Pavilion
Kuala Lumpur (June 14, 2014) – Now in its second year, the Kakiseni International Arts Festival 2014, which brought more than 500 artists together in 2013; is back once again bringing “ARTS TO THE PEOPLE” with an array of local and international talent to downtown Pavilion KL through performing arts showcases, art exhibits, busking activities, spoken word and a plenitude of internationally curated workshops. The five (5) day festival is an expression of arts, heritage, culture and diversity of the imagination.
The festival features award winning International acts from around the world; such as Stuart Bowden (winner of The Directors Choice Award at the Melbourne International Comedy Festival 2012) from Australia; Roberto White (winner of the International Puppet Fair of Lleida) from Argentina, dance duo Elías Aguirre & Álvaro Esteban (1st Prize winners of the International Competition of Choreography Burgos- New York) from Spain, TAMTAM Objektentheater from the Netherlands, Canadian acrobat Akron Nym, human
sized puppet master Natacha Belova from Belgium and many more.
The highlights of the festival are the two stages that sit right in the heart of Pavilion; a black box theatrette and the Heritage Stage. The black box which seats approximately 160 audiences sets the stage for local and international performances such as; Take Off presented by the ASWARA Dance Company, Pearls for the Picking presented by Reka Arts Space and a solo piece called Lembu by Boh Cameronian Arts Awards winner NAMRON.
The Heritage stage will feature performances rooted to our cultural identity. This stage features Malaysia’s Orang asli; Tarian Rakyat by the Fakulti of Dance Aswara, Chinese folk and opera and more. Busking, art exhibits, and a kid’s art zone will be available on the 16th of September out in the vicinity of the Mall. In addition to the talents of local musicians and drummers, other activities will be available throughout the festival for all to enjoy.
The festival performances are free and open to all walks of life and ages; truly bringing arts to the people.