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Nothing to do this Malaysia Day? Well, here’s an option!
The Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture is set to launch Gerak Angin - the very first Malaysian virtual arts festival, showcasing the insightful works of local artistes to be enjoyed in the comfort of your home.
Organised by Masakini Theatre Company, Sutra Foundation and Surprise Ventures, the festival brings together over 200 individuals from across Malaysia’s performing arts scene, including artists, cameramen, lighting crew, equipment contractors and more.
There will be a wide range of music, dance and theatre performances across 17 days, from September 16th to October 2nd.
At a special pre-screening event, Minister Dato’ Sri Nancy Shukri said, “The festival truly embodies the national artistic and cultural spirit through the companies involved and the performances, and we are proud to be the face for Gerak Angin. Gerak Angin captures the essence of being Malaysian and more importantly these rousing performances will surely reawaken and uplift spirits, something we all need at this time.”
Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, Chairman of Sutra Foundation and Artistic Director for the Dance and Music genres of Gerak Angin, explained that the project is conceptualised to breathe new life into the performance arts scene in Malaysia.
“After a tumultuous few months due to the pandemic – that severely impacted many artists, we are confident that Gerak Angin can stir the winds that will lift the entire performing arts scene to new heights.
“Through Gerak Angin I think everyone from every walk of life will find something to enjoy or be inspired by,” he added.
Gerak Angin premieres on September 16th at 9pm, and every day of the festival will see a fresh episode uploaded and made available on the Festival’s YouTube Channel - https://bit.ly/gerakangin-my and website - www.gerakangin.com.
You can also keep updated through Gerak Angin’s Facebook and Instagram pages.
by Kyle Roshen Jacob