Organised by the Ministry of Culture Arts and Tourism, this Asean Festival of Arts will showcase the traditional dances and music of the Asean countries and partners such as China, Korea and Japan.
Main performances will be held at Istana Budaya (Kuala Lumpur) while showcase performances will be presented in Taman Budaya (Negeri Sembilan) and Dataran Shah Alam (Selangor).
There will also be a final, open-air performance at Dataran Merdeka, Kuala Lumpur on 18 October 2003.
All performances except the final public gala commence at 8.30pm (the latter at 9.00pm) and admission is free!
In addition to performances, there will be three days of dance workshops whereby companies from Thailand, Singapore, Cambodia, Myanmar, Philippines, Japan and Korea will conduct introductory workshops on their individual styles and cultures.
Programme details are given below. For further information, call 03-2696 3262 / 03-2696 3182 or visit www.mocat.gov.my
Main Performances – Istana Budaya
15 October 2003 – Lao/Philippines/Singapore/Japan
16 October 2003 – Cambodia/Indonesia/Thailand
17 October 2003 – Brunei/Myanmar/Vietnam/Korea
Showcase Performances – Taman Budaya (NS)
15 October 2003 – Brunei/Myanmar/Vietnam/Korea
16 October 2003 – Lao/Philippines/Singapore/Japan
17 October 2003 – Cambodia/Indonesia/Thailand
Showcase Performances – Dataran Shah Alam (SDE)
15 October 2003 – Cambodia/Indonesia/Thailand
16 October 2003 – Brunei/Myanmar/Vietnam/Korea
17 October 2003 –Lao/Philippines/Singapore/Japan
Public Gala Performance – Dataran Merdeka
18 October 2003 @ 9.00pm
Dates: 14 – 16 October 2003
Time: 8.30 am – 12.30 pm
Venue: Rehearsal studio, Istana Budaya