Category: Arts

Interview: Dato’ Ramli Ibrahim of Sutra Foundation

Last week we got the chance to have a chat with one of the most important figures in the Malaysian traditonal dance scene, Sangeet Natak Academy Award winner, and Sutra Foundation founder, and obviously, a legend, Dato‘ Ramli Ibrahim at the GANJAM- Exhibition of photographs by A.Pratap (India) and S.Magendran (Malaysia). Dato‘ Ramli Ibrahim, who was also a part of the Sydney Dance Company, led the prestigous Sutra Foundation, his own Malaysian-born company, to the highest level. Having toured more than 100 countries around the world, Dato‘ Ramli Ibrahim succeeded in bring Malaysian traditional Indian dance to the eyes of the...

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The Level Presents: Yasmin, the Storyteller

The Level presents a look at Yasmin Ahmad through three people who have played significant roles in her life and journey as a person and as an artist. Film critic and former director Hassan Muthalib, director Liew Seng Tat, and Yasmin’s sister, Datin Orked Ahmad join us for this special retrospective on Yasmin as a director, as a mentor, and as a sister. Edited by Nasri Siru. Special thanks to Container Hotel Ipoh for use of their concierge area for the filming of this interview and to Yasmin@Kong Heng for facilitating....

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Eye-mazing 8: M’sians shortlisted for Sony World Photo Awards

BY JAFWAN JAAFAR of FREE MALAYSIA TODAY While much of the world is incessantly mugging, pouting and smirking (oh so ironically) for selfies – and falling off bridges, getting savaged by wildlife, walking into the path of oncoming trains, and setting themselves on fire in the process (NOT ‘Kodak moments’ by any means) – a minority of the perennially camera-armed is developing a heightened awareness and mentally panoramic view of their surroundings. Instead of shoehorning themselves into their environments, or elbowing their beings into a moment, the latter group of reputable shutterbugs takes pains to step back from their...

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