Village of arts comes to life in the heart of the city

Geng Wak Long, featuring talented local percussionist Kamrul Hussin (left), will be performing as part of MIPAV 2014 at MaTiC in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 22.

Geng Wak Long, featuring talented local percussionist Kamrul Hussin (left), will be performing as part of MIPAV 2014 at MaTiC in Kuala Lumpur on Nov 22.


MaTiC presents Malaysia International Performing Arts Village 2014, a five-day festival of free performances and workshops featuring locals and regional artists.

All are welcome to catch free music, dance and children's theatre performances and workshops at the Malaysia International Performing Arts Village (MIPAV 2014) to be held from Nov 23 to 26 at the Malaysia Tourism Centre, or better known as MaTic, on Jalan Ampang in Kuala Lumpur. 

The five-day arts bonanza, organised by National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) and Ministry of Tourism and Culture Malaysia, will feature the work of talented artists from Malaysia and neighbouring countries such as Indonesia, China, Mongolia, Thailand, Cambodia, Singapore, South Korea, India, the Philippines and Sri Lanka.

MaTic's various venues – Lanai, Ampitheatre, Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hall, Dance Studio and Mini Auditorium – will the venue for all the events in MIPAV 2014’s programme. All events are free and open to members of the public. All you need to do is turn up at the venue 30 minutes before the event starts.

Music @ Lanai (8:30pm to 10:30pm)

Nov 22: Geng Wak Long (Malaysia) and East West Local (India) play traditional and percussion music.
Nov 23: Roger Wang (Malaysia) and Gustu Trio with Dayu Rina (Indonesia) spin jazzy moods. 
Nov 24: Az Samad Duo (Malaysia) and Tulegur Gangzai Duo (Mongolia) play rock mixed with throat singing.  
Nov 25: Bihzhu (Malaysia) shares the stage with folk roots group Mabang (China). 
Nov 26: Reza Salleh (Malaysia) and jazz saxophonist Passakorn Morasilpin (Thailand).

Joe Louis Puppet Theatre from Thailand will perform on Nov 24 at MaTic as part of MIPAV 2014.

Dance @ Tuanku Abdul Rahman Hall (8:30pm to 10:30pm)

Nov 23: The Cultural Troupe of National Department for Culture and Arts (Malaysia).
Nov 24: Temple of Fine Arts (Malaysia), Sophiline Arts Ensemble (Cambodia) and Sapphire Creations Dance Company (India).  
Nov 25: Kwang Tung Dance Company (Malaysia), Era Dance Theatre Ltd (Singapore) and Mamook Dance Company (South Korea).
Nov 26: Aswara (Malaysia), Natanda Dance Theatre (Sri Lanka) and Kaagan Dance Company (The Philippines). 


Children's Theatre @ Amphitheatre (3pm)

Nov 23: The Jumping Jellybeans (Malaysia) presents Storytelling Company.

Children's Theatre @ Mini Auditorium (5pm to 6pm & 8:30pm to 9:30pm)

Nov 23: Apsaras Art (Singapore) presents Sita’s Magical Forest 
Nov 24: Joe Louis Puppet Theatre (Thailand) presents Mini Tour B, featuring classical tales from Asian history including the epic Ramayana, the birth of Ganesha, and the story of Rahu and the Lunar Eclipse.
Nov 25: I Theatre (Singapore) presents Round the Moon, Blue the Sky.
Nov 26: Teater Satu Lampung (Indonesia) presents Kisah-Kisah Yang Mengingatkan (Stories To Make Us Remember).

Workshops facilitated the visiting artists and companies are also being held as part of MIVAP 2014. For more details on how to participate in these workshops, please check for more information here.

MIPAV 2014 runs at MaTic, Jalan Ampang, Kuala Lumpur from Nov 22 to 26. For more information and updates, visit


The Star
Publish date: 
Saturday, November 22, 2014