Malam Sayu is a performance arts project by klpac which aims to stimulate and nurture warmth from the rawest performances in the coldest of nights.
One of three upcoming series, Malam Sayu Berpuisi is an experimental poetry space that strips away the chains of microphones, papers, books, and phones. As a result, poets are forced to explore their voices and the space, as well making use of the live soundscape. This 21st February, we are opening the year on what is set to be the biggest supermoon of 2019. If you have got love/hate poetries of the moon, this is the best time to confess.
Date & Time: 21 Feb @ 8.30pm
Venue: Pokok banyan (outdoor), klpac
Admission: Entry by donation
Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Producer: Coebar Abel
Co-Producer & Host: Jad Hidhir
Co-Producer & Curator: Veshalini Naidu
Anjali Nijjar Venugopal
Anjali Nijjar Venugopal graduated from film school a few years ago here in Kuala Lumpur. She has actively written and acted for both theatre and film productions. She last acted in “Vinegar Baths”, a film by Amanda Nell Eu. Back home in Sabah, Anjali was involved in Green Leaf Theatre House productions. She wrote and directed a play called ‘L.I.F.E’ in collaboration with Befrienders Kota Kinabalu in 2013. In 2017, Anjali was apart of the Theatre For Young People ensemble and staged their show ‘Family’ at KLPAC. She also wrote for TIGA at Five Arts Centre. In 2018, she art directed Kurator Dapur, one of the playlets in Theatre Modular. She works as a freelance publicist and has worked with Theatresauce on multiple projects including 4:48 Psychosis, The Bee and The Emerging Directors Lab. Anjali has exhibited her paintings around Malaysia. Her paintings to raise awareness about autism for CHILD Sabah has been exhibited around Malaysia. She has exhibited in Tokyo under the ”Building Bridges” exhibition in 2016 and “Celebrating Life” in 2018. Anjali enjoys performing poetry and was recently published in the KL Spoken Word Anthology “When I Say ‘Spoken’, You Say ‘Word’”
See Tshiung Han
SEE Tshiung Han is a Malaysian writer and editor based in KL. He co-edited Voices of the Displaced: Poems from the Malaysian Migrant Poetry Competition 2015–2016 and Little Basket 2016 and 2017 and publishes New Village zine, now on hiatus. He is the editor of Burning House, a poetry chapbook by Dhabitah Zainal published in 2016, and the upcoming poetry anthology When I Say Spoken, You Say Word. He is part of the organizing team for If Walls Could Talk, KL’s longest running poetry open mic, and teaches English as a second language.
Dhinesha Karthigesu is the first and current reigning Malaysia National Poetry Slam Champion. Crowned at the Georgetown Literary Festival 2018, he is a writer, performer and coach. His work which aims to shine a light on unrepresented forms of queerness and Indianness, has toured Peninsular Malaysia and has been seen in Penang, Johor, Malacca and Kuala Lumpur. He has also been published in KL’s first spoken word anthology ‘When I Say Spoken, You Say Word’. Dhinesha’s previous credits include: co producer and co curator of The Human Exhibit: Mentalhealth (I’M Entertainment, 2018), playwright of Silk & Strings: The Truth of Bullying (I’M Entertainment, 2017) and cast of Malaysia Throws Herself A Birthday Party (Speak City Asia & theatrethreesixty, 2017). His previously held title was that of Causeway Exchange Poetry Slam Champion 2017, having beat Singapore as team captain.