Please click on the schedule to enlarge it.

 

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
(please notify which intakes (eg: Saturday (Group A)) in the Notes section.

Preschool Drama Programme

Day: Saturday
Sem 1: Feb 16,23 Mar 2,9,16,23 Apr 6,13,20,27
Sem 2: May 4,11 June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20,27 Aug 3
Sem 3: Aug 17,24 Sep 21,28 Oct 5,12,19 Nov 2,9,16

Age:
Group A: 3-5 yrs (must be over 36 months old)(Limited places)
Group B: 5- 6 yrs ( those who were born in 2014 and above) (1 spot left)
Group C: 6 yrs (those who  were born in 2013)(FULL)
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Time:
Group A: 10am – 11am (Limited places)
Group B: 11.15am – 12.15pm (1 spot left)
Group C: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (FULL)

Course Fee: RM280
Registration Fee: RM50


Day: Sunday
Date:
Sem 1: Feb 17,24 Mar 3,10,17,24 Apr 7,14,21,28
Sem 2: May 5,12 June 16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28 Aug 4
Sem 3: Aug 18,25 Sep 22,29 Oct 6,13,20 Nov 3,10,17

Age:
Group A: 3-5 yrs (must be over 36 months old) (Limited places)
Group B: 5- 6 yrs ( those who were born in 2014 and above) (1 spot left)
Group C: 6 yrs (those who  were born in 2013) (Limited places)

Time:
Group A: 10am – 11am (Limited places)
Group B: 11.15am – 12.15pm (1 spot left)
Group C: 12.30pm – 1.30pm (Limited places)
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Course Fee: RM280
Registration Fee: RM50

*Please indicate the day of your choice at the “notes” section on the registration form.

Every semester of the Pre-school Programme consists of 10 weeks that lead up to a mini-presentation on the last class.
Each lesson will be conducted with the following components in mind:

  • Development of the Mind
  • Development of Creative Problem-Solving
  • Development of Speech and Basic Communication
  • Development of PLAY

Each class will have the various topics covered in varying activities such as movement and body, speech and voice, group work and working in a team. Students will learn basic theatre activities and theatre games which help them develop their listening skills and focus.

The classes are limited to only 16 kids per class (the maximum number of each class may be lesser than 16 depending on the momentum of the class. If the students are a bit more difficult to control; we will keep the number smaller)

1. Is there any trial class for the programme?
There is no trial class due to the limited number of students. You have to commit at least for one whole semester in order to join the programme. If you are not too sure whether the programme is suitable for your child. You may enroll them for our Intensive Creative Arts Programme (normally is done during the school holidays); as the programme is shorter and more intensive ( it’s a daily programme for 1 week).

2. My children refuse to participate in the class and cried throughout the class.
It’s normal for young students to cry on the first day of the programme due to new environment. Parents may accompany them in the class for only the first class.
We do not recommend for parents to stay in the class as we need the students to be independent and for them to build their trust with our facilitators.
Please do not worry if your child decided not to participate and just sit at the corner of the class; students will still be able to learn something by observing the class; and they will eventually join the class once they are ready.

3. Can I see what’s happening in the class?
You can peep through the small gap on the windows to see what is happening in the class. The windows are covered so that the students are able to concentrate.

4. Is the class is for both days? Can I change my child class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

5. Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

6. What about the year end show?
There are no year end production for the preschool drama programme. However, there is a short presentation by the kids for the parents at the end of the final class. It will take about 5-15 minutes and the presentation will take place in the same studio where the class is being held.

 

 

Introduction To Argentine Tango Dance Workshop

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 18 years and above
Day: Sundays
Date:
Intake 1: Oct 6,13,20 Nov 3 2019
Intake 2: Dec 1,8,15,22  2019
Time: 12pm-1pm
Course Fee: RM150 (per intake / four classes)
Registration Fee: RM50

Attire: Comfortable clothing & shoes with good support

Argentine Tango is a partner dance that developed over the last century in Argentina’s capital city, Buenos Aires. Argentine Tango is an interpretive, improvisational social dance that allows the dancers to develop a deep connection between themselves, the music, and the environment in which they are dancing.

In this course, you will learn the very basics of Argentine Tango.
The walk, the embrace, turns, how to lead and follow each other through any figures.

 

 

Iskandar Zulkarnain is a Thespian and Tango dancer and DJ with 10 years of experience. He has performed in festivals in Japan, Manila, Singapore, Bali and Jakarta.
He has also been competing in the Asian Tango Championships, with a highly competitive fifth place being his best result in 2017.
His unique approach to multiple distinct styles of Tango separates him from most monostylistic teachers today.

 

Alyzsa Lim is a classically trained dancer with a strong love for Argentine Tango. She has won 2 Tango Championships in South East Asia, in the same year, with several podium placings as well.
She has also performed all over the world, including Beijing and the heartland of Tango, Buenos Aires.
With her current partner Iskandar, they became the first Malaysian couple to become finalists in the stage category in the Asian Championships, and are gunning to be World Champions.

 

 

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.


WEEKDAYS PROGRAMME (MORNING)

Speech & Drama Holiday Bootcamp!

Age: 7-17yrs old
Date:
Camp 1 : 25 Nov- 29 Nov 2019
Camp 2: 2-6 Dec 2019
Camp 3: 9-13 Dec 2019
Time:  10am- 12pm
Course Fee: RM300
Registration Fee: RM50

 

Want your child to GAIN CONFIDENCE, LEARN SELF CREATIVE EXPRESSION, AND HAVE A WHALE OF A GOOD TIME this school holidays?

The Actors Studio Academy @ klpac presents Speech and Drama Holiday Bootcamp 2019!

The 5 day course comprises theatre games, role playing and a workshop performance to stimulate the child’s creative and intuitive thinking, to ultimately aid in public speech, performance and critical thinking.

This workshop is also an introduction to our semester based Speech & Drama Programme.
This camp will be facilitated by The Actors Studio Academy@klpac facilitators.

 

 Intensive Creative Arts Programme with Kimmy Kiew


Ages:
3-6 yrs old
Dates:   Intake 1 : 2-6 Dec 2019
Intake 2: 9-13 Dec 2019
Time : 10am-12pm
Course Fee: RM300
Registration Fee: RM50

 

A 1-week programme for children aged between 3 – 6 years old. Consists of a series of fun-filled, exploratory, theatre based activities and games to help participants’ self-development by tapping into their creativity. Lessons will include drama, singing, dance and arts & crafts.
This workshop is also an introduction to our semester based Preschool Drama Programme.

KIMMY KIEW graduated from the Malaysian Institute of Arts with a major in theatre. Being creatively involved at various capacities in the past 10 years, Kimmy has supervised front-of-houses, taught drama, acted in film and TV, and took on roles as publicist and Associate Producer for the Gardner & Wife Theatre Company.  An active pursuer of cultural-exchange programs, Kimmy has also participated in the ASEAN-Japan Exchange (2003) in Tokyo and CPI (2007) in Seoul where she collaborated in symposiums, forums and art markets.

 


 

WEEKDAYS PROGRAMME (AFTERNOON)

K-Pop Dance Workshop with Lilys Jah Yatim

Age: 8 – 15yrs
Date:
Intake 1: Nov 25 – Nov 29
Intake 2: Dec 2 – 6
Time: 2pm-3pm
Course Fee: RM240
Registration Fee: RM50
(Min 8 pax to start a class)

 

K-pop or Korean Pop refers not only to the types of music but to a musical movement that swept the entire world and continues to dominate. Three distinctive parts of K-pop remains imprinted in everyone’s mind – the tune, chorus and signature dance moves. Whether it is the hard hitting popping or the sensual swaying of hips, the meticulous choreography of K-pop has given an extra dimension to it’s unique character and infectious charm.

For this K-pop dance workshop, students will be taught 2 latest famous K-pop song dance techniques and dance routine. They will also learn to enhance their performance qualities with further polishing of steps and expression. In this course, there will be 10 to 15-minute warm-up at the beginning of each training session. After warm-up, students will be taught a K-pop dance routine: first week boy group and second week girl group. Towards the end of each week, students will be videoed while dancing for their private review to strength their stage confidence.

Lilys Jah Yatim started her dance career as early as 9 years old by joining basic Malay traditional dance class at Swatari, Pak Ngah Production. Since then, she has been actively involved in a lot of dance and musical performances. Lilys is the first generation of Johor Art School majoring in dance. She completed her Diploma in Creative Technology (Theatre) in 2015 at UiTM and her Degree in Dance (Performance) this year at ASWARA. Until now, Lilys is still active in traditional and contemporary performances and competitions locally and internationally. She was involved in Short + Sweet Malaysia Dance that was held in KLPAC for few years. And also engaged in large-scale production as performer such as Citrawarna 2011 and 2012, Hari Wilayah 2012, SEA Games 2017 Opening and Closing Ceremony. Lilys who really has a deep interest in K-pop dance and other kind of street dance now is actively teaching and learning K-pop dance in Kuala Lumpur.

 

Hip Hop Dance (Beginners Level) with Jes Chow

Age: 8 – 15yrs
Date :
Intake 1:
Dec 9-12
Intake 2: Dec 16-19
Time: 2pm-3.30pm
Course Fee: RM280
Registration Fee: RM50
(Min 8 pax to start a class)

 

 

Hip hop dancing is an urban ethnic dance form that has gained popularity nowadays. An ideal way to express your creativity. This workshop will teach you the safe and correct technique of breaking, popping, locking and free styling in hip hop dances. Come and try it yourself!

Suitable for beginners.

Jes is very passionate about dancing, she has traveled around several countries in Asia to learn the art and the correct technique of hip hop dancing. She also choreograph for events and shows and was attached to several fitness centre as a facilitator for their fitness programme.

 


 

WEEKENDS PROGRAMME (MORNING)

Storytelling & Story Acting with Rebecca Bajok

Ages: 5-9 yrs old
Days: Saturday & Sunday
Dates:
Intake 1:
23 & 24 Nov
Intake 2: 30 Nov & 1 Dec
Intake 3: 7 & 8 Dec
Intake 4: 14 & 15 Dec
Time : 10am-12pm
Course Fee: RM200
Registration Fee: RM50
(Minimum 8 pax to start a class)

 A 2-day programme of fun storytelling with story acting for children within the age range from 5 to 9 years old. Different story per day.

Exercises and programs are created to identify, enhance talents and strengths of each child through imagination and creativity.

Activities include:

  • Create storytelling atmosphere by using different tone of voices during the storytelling sessions
  • Read books in different rhythm and pace.
  • Learn to differentiate emotions based on the stories.
  • Learn theatre games and activities which correspond to the story.
  • Crafts making based on the story
  • Acting out the story.

Rebecca Bajok, or better known as Becky, is an educator, facilitator and a color therapist.

She believes that one can identify and enhance a child’s personality and strength through the form of arts especially through their expression, creativity and activities. Currently, she is focusing on alternative educations for children and teenagers. Arming herself with her past corporate experiences, she has now developed training programmes modules in creative learning for children to discover themselves through the arts.

Her exposure in this industry such as teaching preschool, primary and secondary children in Speech & Drama, Public Speaking, Science & Tell, Story Cartooning, and Art & Colors.

 

 Intensive Public Speaking Workshop with Khayma Balakrishnan

 

Age: 10-14 years old
Day:
Saturday & Sunday
Date:
Intake 1:
7 &  8 Dec 2019
Intake 2: 14 & 15 Dec 2019
Time: 10am-2pm
Fee: RM250
Registration Fee: 50

 

 

Speaking in public is never an easy task. That’s why, this course is here to help young children overcome their stage fright and speak in public with confidence. This workshop is tailored to help its participants with the right way to address the public, writing their own speech and presenting it. Furthermore, it also helps them to learn the correct expressions and body language while speaking in public.

This class aims to help aide participants with speaking in front of an audience. It will teach them the right posture, tone, and expressions. Besides that, this class will also help participants deal with the anxiety/nervousness while facing an audience. It will also guide students in writing their own speaking scripts.

Khayma Balakrishnan enjoys being both on stage and back stage. She loves being in the centre of attention and she is passionate about helping others to be in the centre of attention too.

 


WEEKDAY/WEEKENDS PROGRAMME

Baking Brownies For Beginners (Kids) with Nor Aishah

 

Age: 7-12yrs
Date:
Intake 1:
29 Nov (Friday)
Intake 2: 30 Nov (Saturday)
Time: 12pm-2pm
Course Fee: RM100 (1 day workshop)

(Max No: 6 pax per class (group booking is recommended))

*Please inform us when registering if your child has any food allergies*

 

Learn how to BAKE BROWNIE with us this upcoming school holiday. Children will learn how to bake yummy brownie from scratch and at the same time will learn some basic dos and don’ts during baking. We’ll cover a variety of basic baking techniques including following a recipe, using the scale, mixing and decorating.

Each class is only limited to 6 students and students get to bring home their creations.


Fun with Pastries
with Nor Aishah

 

Age: 7-12yrs
Date:
Intake 1: 6 Dec(Friday)
Intake 2: 7 Dec(Saturday)
Time: 12pm-2pm
Course Fee: RM100 (1 day workshop)

(Max No: 6 pax per class (group booking is recommended))

*Please inform us when registering if your child has any food allergies*

 

A delectable workshop for kids to learn the 3 simple ways of making incredibly beautiful desserts with cream cheese as filling and pre-made puff pastry.

In this class students will learn how make 3 different types of puff pastry:
Blueberry pinwheels
Chocolate Filled Puff
Chicken sausage rolls (no cream cheese)

Each class is only limited to 6 students and students get to bring home their creations.

Nor Aishah started baking as a hobby, after much persuasion from family and friends, she took her first step in selling cupcakes and then begin to expand her interest on cakes and pastries. She has attended professional courses in decorating 3D flower garland cakes for wedding and special occasions.

1 DAY FREE TRIAL CLASS: By appointment only.

Age: 13 yrs and above
Day: Saturdays
Time: 2pm-4pm
Course Fee: RM120 per month (4 classes) / RM80 per month (2 classes)
Registration Fee: RM50

Yip Kin Wing Chun is a traditional chinese martial art from China with more than 10 weapon forms, horse stance emphasis and “Yin” and “Yang” leveraging concept. It was brought to Malaysia by Yip Kin before World War II. It is a close range combat skills that designed particularly for small size people or lady.

It is very different from many other martial arts that require strong physical strength and good stamina but instead, it leverages on human body structure alignment and positioning during combat to compensate for the lack of physical strength of practitioner and economic movement to conserve energy. Besides combat skills, it also include health component in its syllabus via slow and deep abdominal breathing throughout the whole training. As a result, over the years of training, practitioner become healthier and stronger besides acquiring self-defence skills.

Syllabus (in a nutshell):

A student will be able to learn the 7 hands movement, 8 legs movement, 5 stances, 4 footworks and Qi Gong of Yip Kin Wing Chun within 1 year.

For student who then wish to continue after the first year syllabus can proceed to learn the 8 Core Forms which include Small Flower Fist, Big Flower Fist, Plum Blossom Stick and Drill, 6.5 foot Stick and Drill, Chi Sau and finally, Wooden Dummy. It could take up to 4 years to complete all the Forms.

 

In the weekly class, it is generally conducted and divided into 5 different segments in which all student despite seniority or level will be experiencing:

a). Foot / leg work – starting from the very basic horse stance to the advance plum blossom stance to train balance, grounding, structure, strike empowerment, moving in confine space and many others

b). Hand work – learning the 7 hands movement in stages and progressively (dependant on student ability) and the more advance 8 Core Forms in later stage

c). Qi Gong – learning to cultivate Qi as well as develop focus and body awareness with good structure. Can be a relaxing and good for health exercise too.

d). Sparring – application of the hand and leg work with an actual sparring partner. Student will be put through scenarios and learn to develop possible counter measure.

e). Q&A – student are encourage to ask question on items that they have learn or perhaps, just sharing their insights and discovery for that week

*Further explanation on syllabus is available upon request

 

Instructor

Lim Shoou Ching is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Yip Fok Choy, grandson of Yip Kin and studies under Sifu Kahar Saidun. When Lim fails to land even a punch on Shifu Kahar while he was blind folded but instead being thrown around for a good few minutes, that was the turning point and the beginning of Lim’s journey with Sifu Kahar.

Started learning Yip Kin Wing Chun since 2010, Lim is currently the Class Leader and Assistant Instructor with more than 2 years of teaching experience. To date, Lim has participated in numerous friendly sparring / matches with not only Wing Chun practitioners but also other martial art form including silat, taekwondo and even freestyle.


Sifu Kahar Saidun (Advisory Instructor):

With his 26 years of experience, Kahar teaches, speaks and lives martial arts. Kahar has been practicing Wing Chun since 1991 and is currently one of the two Master Instructors inside the oldest Wing Chun martial arts school and association in Malaysia, which is the “Persatuan Tinju Wing Choon Yip Kin Kuala Lumpur” (first established 1924, formally registered 1960). He has been teaching since the year 2002.


Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy:

Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy was born on May 15th, 1943 in Kuala Lumpur and began learning Wing Chun at age 8. He assisted his grandfather Yip Kin at the martial arts school in the late 1950s. From the early 1970s after the demise of Grandmaster Yip Kin, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy has inherited the legacy left by his late grandfather.

At age 65, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy continues to be very active imparting his Wing Chun martial arts to students and teaching various nationalities and age groups to attain progressive improvements in levels of individual achievement. He also teaches lion dance and is sought after as a judge recognized internationally in lion dance competitions within and outside Malaysia. He maintains affiliations and travels regionally in connection with martial arts and lion dance.

 

 

Age: 13 yrs and above
Day: Saturdays (Trial Class/New Registration Is Frozen Until 25th May 2019)
Time: 2pm-4pm
Course Fee: Pay What You Can Scheme
(commitment of 1 year, with at least twice a month attendance)

Can’t commit but still want to join the class.

You can still join us by paying the regular fee (you may sign up via regular wing chun class)
Course Fee: RM80 (2 classes) / RM120 (4 classes) per month
Registration Fee: RM50 (one off payment)

You may drop by for a trial class before joining. Kindly drop us an email with your fullname and contact number to academy@klpac.org

 

WHAT IS WING CHUN??

Yip Kin Wing Chun is a traditional chinese martial art from China with more than 10 weapon forms, horse stance emphasis and “Yin” and “Yang” leveraging concept. It was brought to Malaysia by Yip Kin before World War II. It is a close range combat skills that designed particularly for small size people or lady.

It is very different from many other martial arts that require strong physical strength and good stamina but instead, it leverages on human body structure alignment and positioning during combat to compensate for the lack of physical strength of practitioner and economic movement to conserve energy. Besides combat skills, it also include health component in its syllabus via slow and deep abdominal breathing throughout the whole training. As a result, over the years of training, practitioner become healthier and stronger besides acquiring self-defence skills.

Syllabus (in a nutshell):

A student will be able to learn the 7 hands movement, 8 legs movement, 5 stances, 4 footworks and Qi Gong of Yip Kin Wing Chun within 1 year.

For student who then wish to continue after the first year syllabus can proceed to learn the 8 Core Forms which include Small Flower Fist, Big Flower Fist, Plum Blossom Stick and Drill, 6.5 foot Stick and Drill, Chi Sau and finally, Wooden Dummy. It could take up to 4 years to complete all the Forms.

 

In the weekly class, it is generally conducted and divided into 5 different segments in which all student despite seniority or level will be experiencing:

a). Foot / leg work – starting from the very basic horse stance to the advance plum blossom stance to train balance, grounding, structure, strike empowerment, moving in confine space and many others

b). Hand work – learning the 7 hands movement in stages and progressively (dependant on student ability) and the more advance 8 Core Forms in later stage

c). Qi Gong – learning to cultivate Qi as well as develop focus and body awareness with good structure. Can be a relaxing and good for health exercise too.

d). Sparring – application of the hand and leg work with an actual sparring partner. Student will be put through scenarios and learn to develop possible counter measure.

e). Q&A – student are encourage to ask question on items that they have learn or perhaps, just sharing their insights and discovery for that week

*Further explanation on syllabus is available upon request

 

Instructor

Lim Shoou Ching is a direct disciple of Grandmaster Yip Fok Choy, grandson of Yip Kin and studies under Sifu Kahar Saidun. When Lim fails to land even a punch on Shifu Kahar while he was blind folded but instead being thrown around for a good few minutes, that was the turning point and the beginning of Lim’s journey with Sifu Kahar.

Started learning Yip Kin Wing Chun since 2010, Lim is currently the Class Leader and Assistant Instructor with more than 2 years of teaching experience. To date, Lim has participated in numerous friendly sparring / matches with not only Wing Chun practitioners but also other martial art form including silat, taekwondo and even freestyle.


Sifu Kahar Saidun (Advisory Instructor):

With his 26 years of experience, Kahar teaches, speaks and lives martial arts. Kahar has been practicing Wing Chun since 1991 and is currently one of the two Master Instructors inside the oldest Wing Chun martial arts school and association in Malaysia, which is the “Persatuan Tinju Wing Choon Yip Kin Kuala Lumpur” (first established 1924, formally registered 1960). He has been teaching since the year 2002.


Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy:

Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy was born on May 15th, 1943 in Kuala Lumpur and began learning Wing Chun at age 8. He assisted his grandfather Yip Kin at the martial arts school in the late 1950s. From the early 1970s after the demise of Grandmaster Yip Kin, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy has inherited the legacy left by his late grandfather.

At age 65, Grandmaster Yip Fook Choy continues to be very active imparting his Wing Chun martial arts to students and teaching various nationalities and age groups to attain progressive improvements in levels of individual achievement. He also teaches lion dance and is sought after as a judge recognized internationally in lion dance competitions within and outside Malaysia. He maintains affiliations and travels regionally in connection with martial arts and lion dance.

 

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

1.When does this offer begin?
Immediately

2.When does this offer ends?
As long as the partnership with the facilitator is on and until such time where there is no more violence against women.

3.How will the fee structure work exactly?
At the beginning of the month, you can basically just put in any amount at the donation box provided. Your donation will not be monitored or keep tracked. You can put in as much as you can afford. (You must give the commitment mentioned in the post if you want to enjoy this benefit).

4. How does the Academy ensure that student give their commitment of 1 year and attending at least 2 classes per month?
We will based mostly on trust and attendance monitoring. Failing which, the student can always opt to paying full fees so that you can come and go according to your convenience.

5.Can a man join the class?
Yes of course. He will have to pay the full fee of RM120 per month with one-off RM50 registration fee. For regular classes, click here

6.Where will the fee or donation be going to?
It will goes back to the facilitator and klpac to sustain the programme and the arts centre in general.

7.Can I have a demo / trial class?
Yes, you may come on any of the Saturdays and try it out (with no financial commitment as well). Kindly book a slot via email to academy@klpac.org.

8.What is my training attire?
Anything that you are comfortable with.

9. Do I have to buy any equipment?
No. Your body is the only tool you need.

10. Is there a shorter crash course or a one day workshop?
Let’s imagine this, let’s say you want to learn guitar in one day. You go for the class, the facilitator show you all the chords, strumming pattern and explain to you the music term and it’s interpretation. By the end of the class, can you actually play the song?
Traditional martial art is also about knowing your body to maximize its structure function, to develop subconscious muscle memory, harnessing your inner strength and developing your chi. There is no shortcut to it. Practice makes perfect.

11.I am interested but I don’t think I can commit.
Perhaps you can consider paying full fee and then you can come and go according to your convenience.

12.Is there an age limit?
Yes, 13 years old and above. The age limit is purely because the facilitator is not equipped with the appropriate skill to teach younger children as their physique and strength can be very different compared to a teenager or adult. We do not want to accidentally injure your child during the training.

13.If I can get enough student, will the Academy consider starting the class at another venue?
Yes. But this is also dependent on the facilitator availability and the commitment from the student must be very strong.

14.Is this suitable for beginner?
Yes absolutely. No prior experience is needed.

 

MASTER CLASS: VOICE 1: Introduction to Voice and Speech Training for Adults with Mark Wong

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
Kindly state in the notes section if you are coming in as an observer.

 


Age:
16 years and above
Date:
14 & 15 Dec 2019 (Sat & Sun)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Course Fee: RM360 (if paid before or by Oct 31st) / RM400 (if paid from Nov 1st)
(max students: 20 pax)
Auditor/Observer Fee:
RM120 per day or RM200 for both days (observe only)(limited to 20 pax)

 

Suited for both actors as well as non-actors, this two-day weekend workshop aims to highlight the five key areas of voice and speech training that have been taught in major actor-training conservatoires around the world: alignment and posture, breathing, resonance, articulation, and text work. While this is mainly a practical workshop, participants can expect to learn basic anatomy for breathing and voice production, as well as the phonetic alphabets to aid with clarity in pronunciation.

Participants will learn to use their voice effectively and safely in a variety of situations, whether they are performing on stage, giving a public talk, or when socializing with family, friends, colleagues, and even strangers; they will learn how to connect with their listeners and to be great listeners.

By the end of this workshop, participants will have a better understanding of their voice and know how to use it with greater easy, clarity and confidence. On the final day, participants will get the opportunity to workshop and present a short piece of text (speech, poem, song, etc.) before an invited audience.

 


Mark Wong
is a Melbourne-based voice, speech and communication coach. He completed his undergraduate studies in Melbourne (Monash University) before obtaining the MA in Voice Studies at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has been lecturing at the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) in Melbourne since 2016 and has also voice and dialect coached numerous musical theatre production around Melbourne, including NEXT TO NORMAL (Pursued by Bear Inc.), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Ballarat Lyric Theatre Co.), OUR HOUSE (University of Melbourne Musical Theatre Association), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (Stage Art), THE COLOR PURPLE (Stage Art), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Heideblerg Theatre Company). Mark regularly presents and conducts voice workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, and his private clients range from professional actors and singers to public speakers, lawyers, teachers, clergymen and journalists.

 

MASTER CLASS: VOICE 2: Introduction to Storytelling for Adults with Mark Wong

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
Kindly state in the notes section if you are coming in as an observer.

 


Age:
16 years and above
Date:
11th Jan 2020 (Saturday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Course Fee: RM160 (if paid before or by Oct 31st) / RM200 (if paid from Nov 1st)
(maximum number of students: 20 pax)
Auditor/Observer Fee:  RM120  or  RM200 for 2 days (observe VOICE 2 & 3) (limited to 20 pax)

 

This 1-day weekend workshop is aimed at anyone who wants to be great storytellers, or in other words, great communicators! This workshop will focus on both the verbal as well as non-verbal aspects of communication; how we use out voice, gestures, facial expressions, imagination and emotions to tell compelling, and at times, life-changing stories.

Participants will be exposed to a variety of text materials, from children stories to famous speeches, and even exploring different sales or marketing pitches. Exercise your vocal range and play with different vocal dynamics to engage your audience/listeners; learn to pace your speech and emphasize key ideas to instantly grab your listener’s attention. Whether you’re an actor seeking skills to be better storytellers on stage, or perhaps your job requires you to have constant human connection and interaction on a daily basis, or if you simply want people to be more engaged in what you are saying, this workshop will help you develop the essential skills to be a more captivating, influential and confident speaker.

 


Mark Wong
is a Melbourne-based voice, speech and communication coach. He completed his undergraduate studies in Melbourne (Monash University) before obtaining the MA in Voice Studies at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has been lecturing at the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) in Melbourne since 2016 and has also voice and dialect coached numerous musical theatre production around Melbourne, including NEXT TO NORMAL (Pursued by Bear Inc.), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Ballarat Lyric Theatre Co.), OUR HOUSE (University of Melbourne Musical Theatre Association), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (Stage Art), THE COLOR PURPLE (Stage Art), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Heideblerg Theatre Company). Mark regularly presents and conducts voice workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, and his private clients range from professional actors and singers to public speakers, lawyers, teachers, clergymen and journalists.

 

MASTER CLASS: VOICE 3: Intensive Vocal Workout for Actors with Mark Wong

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
Kindly state in the notes section if you are coming in as an observer.


Age: 18 years and above
Date:
12th Jan 2020 (Sunday)
Time: 10am – 5pm
Course Fee: RM160 (if paid before or by Oct 31st) / RM200 (if paid from Nov 1st)
(maximum number of students: 20 pax)
Auditor/Observer Fee:  RM120  or  RM200 for 2 days (observe VOICE 2 & 3) (limited to 20 pax)

 

This workshop is mainly targeted at working actors who’ve had at least 2 years of acting experience.
Aspiring actors as well as stage and film directors who have completed the VOICE 1: An Introduction to Voice and Speech Training for Actors and Non-Actors are also welcomed to sign up for this workshop, either as a participant or an auditor (observer).

The purpose of this workshop is not only to give actors the opportunity to advance their vocal training, but to further equip them with the necessary skill-sets and knowledge in order to cope with the demands of working in a variety of performance settings. Participants can expect to be challenged physically, emotionally, mentally and vocally; to be more open and vulnerable not only to their own emotions, but to those around them as well.

Actors will be taught how to use their voice effectively and safely to express their deepest thoughts and desires in heightened emotional states without compromising speech clarity and vocal health.

There will be a section devoted to vocal health in this workshop and a final Q&A session to address any unanswered questions about the materials that have been covered.

 


Mark Wong
is a Melbourne-based voice, speech and communication coach. He completed his undergraduate studies in Melbourne (Monash University) before obtaining the MA in Voice Studies at the prestigious Royal Central School of Speech and Drama in London. He has been lecturing at the VCA (Victorian College of the Arts) in Melbourne since 2016 and has also voice and dialect coached numerous musical theatre production around Melbourne, including NEXT TO NORMAL (Pursued by Bear Inc.), THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA (Ballarat Lyric Theatre Co.), OUR HOUSE (University of Melbourne Musical Theatre Association), TITANIC: THE MUSICAL (Stage Art), THE COLOR PURPLE (Stage Art), and ONE MAN, TWO GUVNORS (Heideblerg Theatre Company). Mark regularly presents and conducts voice workshops in Melbourne and Sydney, and his private clients range from professional actors and singers to public speakers, lawyers, teachers, clergymen and journalists.

 

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Speech & Drama Programme 2019

Registration for 2nd semester will be closed on the 12th May 2019

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.

To register, simply fill up the form here.
(please notify which intakes (eg: Saturday (Group A)) in the Notes section.

Day: Saturday or Sunday

Date:
Saturday Class
Sem 1: Feb 16,23 Mar 2,9,16,23 Apr 6,13,20,27
Sem 2: May 4,11 June 15,22,29 July 6,13,20,27 Aug 3
Sem 3: Aug 17,24 Sep 21,28 Oct 5,12,19 Nov 2,9,16

Sunday Classes
Sem 1: Feb 17,24 Mar 3,10,17,24 Apr 7,14,21,28
Sem 2: May 5,12 June 16,23,30 July 7,14,21,28 Aug 4
Sem 3: Aug 18,25 Sep 22,29 Oct 6,13,20 Nov 3,10,17

Age:
Group A: 7-8 yrs (Saturday: Limited spaces / Sunday: FULL)
Group B: 9-12 yrs (Saturday: FULL / Sunday:FULL)
Group C: 13-18 yrs
(if the class is FULL, we can keep you under KIV list for the class)

Time:
Beginners (Year 1) : 10am-12pm
Intermediate/Advanced (Year 2 – 10) : 12pm-2pm
Course Fee: RM400
Registration Fee: RM50

*Please indicate the day of your choice at the “notes” section on the registration form.

1. Is there any trial class for the programme?
There is no trial class due to the limited number of students. You have to commit at least for one whole semester in order to join the programme. If you are not too sure whether the programme is suitable for your child. You may enroll them for our Speech & Drama Holiday Bootcamp (normally is done during the school holidays); as the programme is shorter and more intensive ( it’s a daily programme for 1 week).

2. My children has done speech and drama at school, which level should they go to?
Our Speech & Drama Programme is divided into Beginners (Year 1), Intermediate (Year 2) & Advanced levels (Year 3-10).

Levels are based on how many years each students have been with us; and not based on their experience. You will have to join the beginners level even though you may have some experience with speech and drama or acting from other schools or centres.

It’s not about the competition of who can perform better on stage, but we give chance to all students to participate in the classes and join the year end production.

3. Can they join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester.Registration is closed on the 2nd week of each semesters; as students will be handed scripts and roles then.

4. Is the class is for both days? Can I change my child class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

5. Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

6. Will there be any performance for the parents to see their progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for the parents to see their children progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.
All students are required to wear the academy t-shirt for the presentation which can be purchased at the academy office.
Students will still need to come at 10am as usual as they will have their final rehearsal before the performance.

7. What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-5pm). This will includes full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the afternoon.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 16 Nov (for Saturday classes) / 17 Nov (for Sunday classes) 2019.
The show will take place at Pentas 2 and it will be ticketed.

Beginners Acting Workshop with Qahar Aqilah

 

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

 

Age: 18 years and above
Day: Saturdays
Date: 15,22,29 June 6,13,20,27 July 3,17,24 August 2019
Time: 2pm-5pm
Fee: RM700
Reg Fee: 50

 

This beginner’s acting workshop will consist of 10-week course that provides fundamental concepts and techniques of performing for budding actors.
Participants in this workshop will be led through a series of theoretical and practical exercises that seek to introduce basic tools that will strengthen mind-body connections to both the technical processes, as well as the creative processes that inform basic theatrical performance.

Qahar Aqilah was trained as an actor at the Michael Howard Studios in New York. Aside from performing, Qahar also conducts classes and workshops for people who want to learn the craft of acting, including improvisation and how to approach text as an actor. A former member and co-founder of Shakespeare Demystified, he has performed in and co-directed their shows, as well as trained current and new members of the ensemble. He is also a founding member of The AIIA Improv troupe.

Theatre for Seniors  with Tung Jit Yang

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 50yrs and above
Days: Tuesdays & Thursdays
Dates: 11,13,18,20,25,27 June  2,4,9,11,16,18,23,25,30 July  1,6,8,13,15 August 2019
Showdates:
16,17,18 August 2019
Time: 12- 4pm
Course Fee: RM800
Registration Fee: RM50

This intensive theatre course for seniors explores devising for the theatre, leading with a workshop performance at The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Participants will train, and create performance pieces, telling their stories and histories through the theatre; exploring and developing each participant’s personal creativity.
This course is looking for serious and committed participants, eager to work in theatre and to perform unique characters, explore personal stories and oral histories on the theatre stage.

 

Tung Jit Yang, is a performer, director, and lighting designer.He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts earning his BFA (hons.) Drama in 2016.

He trained in acting at The Meisner Studio; Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London; commedia dell’arte in Florence; and directing/devising at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.Upon completing his degree, Jit directed and devised two new original plays – “The Tribe” and “Chasing Light” — with Shout Alone Theatre Company (NYC).

Returning to Malaysia, Jit was an Artist-in-Residence with theatrethreesixty (Malaysia). Directing and devising a movement based work – “Riwayat”. In 2017, “Riwayat” was then invited and re-worked for the renowned Georgetown Festival (Malaysia).

Jit is currently a Director-in-Residence with The Actors Studio @ The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). His past works include, “to which my brother laughed;” a devised piece in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu; movement direction for “Dato Seri,” a Malaysian adaptation of Macbeth; “Losertown,” a devised and experimental musical with non-actor-musicians, and award winning stand-up comic Hannan Azlan; and spearheading “The New Play Project,” which brings to the foreground Malaysia’s contemporary story-tellers and playwrights over an intensive period of workshopping and Master Classes.

Other notable works from 2016 – 2018:  Performing in “Plots of a Tyrant,” a butoh and dance work inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III with Lee Swee Keong (Malaysia) and Nobuyashi Asai (Japan); lighting design for theatresauce’s (Malaysia) “Antigone;” writing for “indicinelive!” a sketch comedy revue; performing in “Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth,” an adaptation of the classic work for students, and those new to Shakespeare; he is also an improviser for AI:IA, Malaysia’s only improv comedy troupe.

Buka Langkah (Gamelan Music Workshop) with Gangsapura

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.
Please notify us your preference day under the ‘Notes’ section in the form

Age: 15 yrs and above
Days: Saturdays or Sundays (Saturday: 2 slots left / Sunday: FULL)
Time: 10am-12pm
Date:

Saturdays
Sem 1: 16,23 Feb 2,9,16,23 Mar 6,13,20,27 Apr
Sem 2:
4,11 May 15,22,29 Jun 6,13,20,27 Jul 3 Aug
Sem 3: 17,24 Aug 21,28 Sep 5,12,19 Oct 2,9,16 Nov

Sundays
Sem 1: 17,24 Feb 3,10,17,24 Mar 7,14,21,28 Apr
Sem 2:
5,12 May 16,23,30 Jun 7,14,21,28 Jul 4 Aug
Sem 3: 18,25 Aug 22,29 Sep 6,13,20 Oct 3,10,17 Nov

Final Performance: 23rd Nov 2019

Course Fee: RM450
Registration Fee: RM50

Min: 8, max 10

Since it was brought into Tanah Melayu from Riau-Lingga in the early 19th century until it was re-discovered in 1967 under “Istana Kolam” (Terengganu Palace), Malay Gamelan has been a great asset and treasure to our cultural discovery. Since then, the ongoing studies has led to the more development and growth in our journey of learning our own long-lost traditional arts culture & heritage.

What do you get by joining the class?
Semester 1 – You will learn the basic techniques of Malay Gamelan by learning traditional Malay Gamelan repertoires.
Semester 2 – You will learn more elaborate and modern technique of playing Malay Gamelan through contemporary and modern songs.
Semester 3 – The class will prepare for the year end production that will take place on 23 November 2019.

Can I join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester. Registration is closed on the 3rd week of each semesters; as students will be assigned to their respective instruments and choreography then.

Do I need to commit to all semesters?
As mentioned above, every semester will cover a different aspect of Joget Gamelan and Malay Gamelan and students will have different learning outcomes. We highly recommend for you to sign up for all semesters. But of course, it is up to you! You decide what you’d love to learn.

Is the class is for both days? Can I change my class from Saturday to Sunday in the middle of semester?
The class is only once per week. You may only choose either Saturday or Sunday and will have to stay with the chosen day until the end of semester.

Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

Will there be any performance to see our progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for you to invite friends and family to view your progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.

What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-10pm). This will include full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the evening.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 23 Nov (Saturday).
The show will be ticketed.

The Facilitators

Teuku Umar Ilany has graduated in the year 2014 with a first class degree in composition and arranging from the National Heritage and Culture Academy (ASWARA). His passion for Gamelan and Malay culture has been life-long, beginning with his initial exposure at the age of 12 and leading him to study composition and Malay gamelan at ASWARA, during which he was exposed to elements of traditional Malay performing arts ranging from Wayang Kulit (Malay shadow play) and Mak Yong to Bangsawan, Mek Mulong and Randai – all of which have been influences in his creative musical skills.

Under the tutelage of mentors and adigurus like Pak Bob Khalil, Pak Osman, Ruslan Imam, Salvadore Guerzo and many others, Teuku is emerging as a leading light in the new generation of Malay gamelan artists. He is the winner of the “Best Gamelan Performer” in a Malay Gamelan Competition in the state of Terengganu, has directed many traditional performances in ASWARA and has also led the ASWARA Gamelan Group in a collaboration with the Malaysian Philharmonic Orchestra (MPO). Apart from that, he is also one of the resident composer of Rhythm in Bronze, and write compositions and arrangements for various orchestras.

Mohamad Faliq Bin Che Adeni is a graduate of the National Arts and Cultural Academy (ASWARA) graduate and holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Music Arts Honor (Composition and Composition) in 2015. The interest in gamelan Melayu music began from 2003 to 2003, when he was 13 years old. He is very interested in performing arts not only in Malay gamelan music but also in other performing arts such as dance, acting and band performances. At a young age he has had many experiences from school to international level. In 2007, he was awarded the 2007 “Tokoh Cocurriculum” at his school. In ASWARA, he explores the composition and arrangement of the arts, thereby opening up opportunities for him to further develop understanding and skills in music art. The many elements of tradition helped him in producing the work of modern songs as well as traditional songs. He is currently a Malay gamelan trainer at the Sultan Alam Shah Islamic College, Klang or better known as KISAS. He has honored KISAS’s name at the Malaysian school level which often became a Champion in the Malay Gamelan Competition of National Full-Boarding Schools. He continues to teach and always to preserve the traditional culture of Gamelan Melayu performances and become a composer of music. He wants to bring Gamelan Melayu into a Malaysian cultural heritage to be the pride of future generations regardless of race or religion. He also wanted Gamelan Melayu arts to be highly regarded by the international community throughout the world.

 

Buka Langkah (Joget Gamelan Workshop) with Gangsapura

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 15 yrs and above
Days: Sundays
Time: 12pm-2pm
Date:

Sundays
Sem 1: 17,24 Feb 3,10,17,24 Mar 7,14,21,28 Apr
Sem 2:
5,12 May 16,23,30 Jun 7,14,21,28 Jul 4 Aug
Sem 3: 18,25 Aug 22,29 Sep 6,13,20 Oct 3,10,17 Nov

 Final Performance: 23rd Nov 2019

Course Fee: RM450
Registration Fee: RM50

Min: 8, max 10

Since it was brought into Tanah Melayu from Riau-Lingga in the early 19th century until it was re-discovered in 1967 under “Istana Kolam” (Terengganu Palace), Malay Gamelan has been a great asset and treasure to our cultural discovery. Since then, the ongoing studies has led to the more development and growth in our journey of learning our own long-lost traditional arts culture & heritage.

What do you get by joining the class
Semester 1 – You will learn the basic steps for Joget Gamelan and the etiquette as a Joget Gamelan dancers.
Semester 2 – You will learn some more intricate steps and movement for a traditional repertoire.
Semester 3 – The class will prepare for the year end production that will take place on 23 November 2019.

Can I join anytime?
Intakes are opened to new registrations for the first and second semester ONLY. New registration is not open for the 3rd semester. Registration is closed on the 3rd week of each semesters; as students will be assigned to their respective instruments and choreography then.

Do I need to commit to all semesters?
As mentioned above, every semester will cover a different aspect of Joget Gamelan and Malay Gamelan and students will have different learning outcomes. We highly recommend for you to sign up for all semesters. But of course, it is up to you! You decide what you’d love to learn.

Is there any replacement classes?
There are no replacement classes. Dates of the classes are as stated on the schedule.

Will there be any performance to see our progress?
Yes. There will be a short presentation at the end of each semesters for you to invite friends and family to view your progress. The presentation will take about 30 minutes before the class ends, for example: if the class is from 10am-12pm; the presentation will be at 11.30am.

What about the year end show?
The third semester will be dedicated to preparations for the year end production.
The production will be for 1 whole day (about 10am-10pm). This will include full dress rehearsals in the morning and shows in the evening.
For the year 2019, the show is already set on 23 Nov (Saturday).
The show will be ticketed.

The Facilitator

Started with traditional dance since elementary school, Fatin Nabylah has been active in art and culture at the school level and began to develop her talents in the field of dance and theatrical arts at Taman Budaya Kuala Lumpur. While at the Cultural Park, she also studied traditional dances and Joget Gamelan. Not only that she has also been involved in singing and has won several singing contests. Since she was so active in art and culture she has pursued her studies in the field of dance at Aswara. She took a Diploma in Dance of the Arts for 3 years at Aswara.

Because of her interest in the field of gamelan music, she decided to change her field and obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in music and gamelan specialization. She has been managing a final year performance for bachelor’s degree students in 2014 and assuming her position as Production Director. During her studies in Aswara, she has participated in various performances such as Mak Yong, Bangsawan, Mekulong and many other. Not only that, outside of Aswara she was involved with performances at Istana Budaya, for example, Semerah Padi Theater, P. Ramlee The musical and many other. She also performed performances at various events, and filmed in Kuala Lumpur and abroad.

 

 

Age : 5 years and above
Time : Between 2pm-5pm weekdays

Proper timetable and slot will be confirmed based on mutual agreement.
Any missing classes will not be replaced without 24 hours advanced notice.

Class duration: Grade   (Practical ; Theory)

Beginner                       : 30 minutes ; 15 minutes
Grade 1 to 4                 : 30 minutes ; 15 minutes
Grade 5                         : 45 minutes ; 30 minutes
Grade 6 to 8                 : 60 minutes ; 30 minutes

Course Fee: (practical ; theory) per month (4 classes)
Beginner (TBC)
Grade 1  (TBC)
Grade 2  (TBC)
Grade 3  (TBC)
Grade 4  (TBC)
Grade 5  (TBC)
Grade 6  (TBC)
Grade 7  (TBC)
Grade 8  (TBC)
Registration Fee: RM50

Lesson books can be purchased from the academy.

Exam board: ABRSM http://my.abrsm.org/
(Fee and material for the exam is not included in the course fee)

 

The Facilitators

TBC

 

The Actor’s Prep For Young Adults with Tung Jit Yang

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 18 yrs -25 yrs
Dates: 6, 13, 20, 27 April  4, 11 May  1, 8, 15, 22 June 2019
Time: 2- 6pm
Course Fee: RM600
Registration Fee: RM50

This 40 hour, 10 week course will provide a training ground for young adults; for those beginning and looking to develop their craft within the theatre and performance.

This course will explore the performance and analysis of classic and contemporary text – from Shakespeare, the Greek chorus; to self-written work – movement training, and devising for the theatre, ending with a studio presentation and show.

Students of all levels who are keen in honing their performance for the theatre (for auditions, for scenes, for improvising) and exploring their personal creativities should apply.

 

Tung Jit Yang, is a performer, director, and lighting designer.He is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of Arts earning his BFA (hons.) Drama in 2016.

He trained in acting at The Meisner Studio; Shakespeare’s works at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts (RADA) in London; commedia dell’arte in Florence; and directing/devising at The Playwrights Horizons Theatre School.Upon completing his degree, Jit directed and devised two new original plays – “The Tribe” and “Chasing Light” — with Shout Alone Theatre Company (NYC).

Returning to Malaysia, Jit was an Artist-in-Residence with theatrethreesixty (Malaysia). Directing and devising a movement based work – “Riwayat”. In 2017, “Riwayat” was then invited and re-worked for the renowned Georgetown Festival (Malaysia).

Jit is currently a Director-in-Residence with The Actors Studio @ The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac). His past works include, “to which my brother laughed;” a devised piece in response to the caning of two women in Terengganu; movement direction for “Dato Seri,” a Malaysian adaptation of Macbeth; “Losertown,” a devised and experimental musical with non-actor-musicians, and award winning stand-up comic Hannan Azlan; and spearheading “The New Play Project,” which brings to the foreground Malaysia’s contemporary story-tellers and playwrights over an intensive period of workshopping and Master Classes.

Other notable works from 2016 – 2018:  Performing in “Plots of a Tyrant,” a butoh and dance work inspired by Shakespeare’s Richard III with Lee Swee Keong (Malaysia) and Nobuyashi Asai (Japan); lighting design for theatresauce’s (Malaysia) “Antigone;” writing for “indicinelive!” a sketch comedy revue; performing in “Shakespeare Demystified: Macbeth,” an adaptation of the classic work for students, and those new to Shakespeare; he is also an improviser for AI:IA, Malaysia’s only improv comedy troupe.

Improv Comedy, and Beyond! with Qahar Aqilah

Please fill up the online Registration Form in order to register for the programme.
To register, simply fill up the form here.

Age: 18 years and above
Day: Saturdays
Date: 16,23 Feb 2,9 March 2019
Time: 10am-1pm
Course Fee: RM300
Registration Fee: RM50

 

A 4 session intensive focusing on the basic skills and theoretical knowledge required for improvisational theatre. Although the workshop is centred on comedic improvisation, the tools covered encompasses the fundamental aspects of actor preparation, as well as its usage within text-based theatre.

Qahar Aqilah was trained as an actor at the Michael Howard Studios in New York. Aside from performing, Qahar also conducts classes and workshops for people who want to learn the craft of acting, including improvisation and how to approach text as an actor. A former member and co-founder of Shakespeare Demystified, he has performed in and co-directed their shows, as well as trained current and new members of the ensemble. He is also a founding member of The AIIA Improv troupe.