Bicara Titian Budaya

  • Overview

    Held over a span of three months, TITIAN BUDAYA will feature an estimated 400 participants from creative communities in Singapore and Malaysia in diverse programmes across different venues in Kuala Lumpur.


    Bicara Titian Budaya underlines the spirit of partnership, collaborations and co-operation between the two countries through a 1 day dialogue which explores cross-cultural expressions, and highlight shared cultural and entertainment traditions and icons familiar to both countries.

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    Venue: BLACK BOX MAP @ PUBLIKA

    Saturday, December 12, 2015
    09:30 Registration & Info Desk
    10:00 Welcome Remarks
    10:15 OPENING PERFORMANCE - SERUNDING (with post show Q&A)

    After touring various communities in Singapore, Serunding, makes its first visit in KL to share its spicy sweet expression of a Singapore family caught at the centre of cultural values and modern living. Written by Ahmad Musta’ain Khamis, directed by Lim Yu-Beng and performed by Aidli ‘Alin’ Mosbit, the 35-minute monologue draws us to the heart and pains of a mother’s love. 

    "...Serunding is a joy to watch—the personable Safiah talks animatedly to her audience throughout, interspersing her life story with equally-animated phone conversations with her fellow makcik friends." – Juliana June Rasul, The New Paper, 7 Dec 2010

    "The script was artfully crafted, its warm tone sitting very well with the audience, who laughed and cried with the protagonist wholeheartedly." – Natalie Koh, The Business Times, 10 Dec 2010

    11:00 PANEL DISCUSSION I: STORIES WITHOUT BORDERS
    Malaysian and Singaporean storytellers share with us how they transcend boundaries of art and nation to tell tales that are truly Asia, while keeping uniquely local elements. In 2 our hands, storytelling is a tool that not only entertains but also breaks down barriers, enabling empathy and inspiring us to think beyond our own world. How and why should we work together? What stories do we need to take us there?

    Speakers 
    • Claire Wong 
      Director-Actor-Playwright 
      Checkpoint Theatre (Singapore)

    • Gwee Li Sui
      Literary Critic, Poet and Graphic Artist (Singapore)

    • Jo Kukathas
      Director-Actor-Playwright
      Instant Café Theatre Company (Malaysia)Uthaya Sankar SB

    • Uthaya Sankar SB
      Writer - Kumpulan Sasterawan Kavyan (Malaysia)

    Moderator

    • Tshiung Han See
      Poet, Writer, Critic, Editor 
    12:10 Break & Lunch
    14:00

    FILM SCREENING : Singapore Heritage Short Film

    Beneath The Spikes By RojaKrew Productions

    Beneath The Spikes tells the story of Hari, who undergoes more than 100 body piercings in the Hindu festival Panguni Uthiram, in thanksgiving to the deities for his son’s wellbeing. (Second prize-winner of the 2015 Heritage Short Film Competition organized by the Singapore Film Society.) 

    14:15 PANEL DISCUSSION II : A SOCIALLY-ENGAGED GENERATION

    In all developing societies, community building has an integrative function to ensure social cohesion. We discuss the significance, practices and models in Malaysia and Singapore in developing a conscientised generation, particularly amongst youths. What are the different aims and challenges for artists in creating spaces for social engagement and community-building today?

    Speakers 

    • Alvin Tan
      Founder & Artistic Director, The Necessary Stage (Singapore)

    • Kenneth Kwok
      Director, Arts & Youth and Strategic Planning
      National Arts Council (Singapore)

    • Norhayati Kaprawi
      Documentary filmmaker (Malaysia)

    • Pauline Fan
      Managing Director, Pusaka (Malaysia)


    Moderator


    • Fuad Rahmat
      Editor, Projek Dialog (Malaysia) 
    15:30 FILM SCREENING : Singapore Heritage Short Film
    Kuda Kepang: Reviving The Culture by 3 Invasions Production

    With society associating it with vandalism, gangsterism, noise, and frowns on its use of trance, how will the performers of Kuda Kepang overcome the challenges they face ahead? (First prize-winner of the 2015 Heritage Short Film Competition organized by the Singapore Film Society.) 
      15:45 PANEL DISCUSSION III : TOWARDS BUILDING NEW HOPES AND HOMES

      Leading up to Borak Arts Series 2016 on the theme of “Bringing Arts Closer to Home”, we ask how artists and creative workers can collaborate with marginalized communities (the disabled, the poor, at-risk youths, minorities, etc) to make Malaysia or Singapore a home we can all call our own. How can such communities discover strength, voice and a sense of belonging through the creative process?

      Speakers
      • Dr Hartini Zainuddin
        Founder, Chow Kit Foundation
        CEO, Yayasan Siti Sapura Husin (Malaysia)

      • Liew Kung Yu
        Artist, Community arts practitioner (Malaysia)

      • Woon Tien Wei
        Artist & Curator, Post-Museum (Singapore)

      Moderators

      • Pang Khee Teik
        Arts Consultant
        Founder & Director, Art For Grabs (Malaysia)
      17:00 CLOSING REMARKS
      20:30 SERUNDING - Second performance for the public (with post show Q&A)

          *The organisers reserve the right to amend the programme in the best interest of the programme


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