Spoken Word

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SERONOK (Performance)
This performance is ticketed & Space is Limited. Online Purchase: RM 25.00 / At the door: RM 30.00.
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Saturday, 22 June 2013
5.30 pm – 7.30 pm, Paradiso Lounge

SERONOK is a multinational poetry-art-technology blast, where gender, culture, language and identity get loud. Watch as participants battle and tackle what it means to be where you’re from, in the body you’re in, with the hearts you have.

Abby Latif is a performance poet, a storyteller and a producer who believes in good faith, sincerity and originality. She likes to hug people too.

Illya Sumanto is an avant-garde witch, a poet, and a peculiar cannibal who only considers elephant tails in her soups. No chilli, please!

Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, performer, artist, and advocate/researcher. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, teaches, perform spoken word and performance art, promotes arts, tech, and disability activism–and EATS–internationally. She is currently the 2013 Emerging Writers Festival’s International Writer-in-Residence, and will be Tutti, Inc.’s International Artist-in-Residence for 2013.

Elaine Foster specialises in teaching public speaking using the skills of performance poetry and spoken word. She regularly organises and hosts spoken word events including The Big Fish, a monthly storytelling event for big kids. She teaches for Blu Bricks, a speech and drama school based in Kota Damansara and KLPAC, and is presently working with Astro’s Oh My English at School roadshow, using poetry and drama to encourage children to speak better English.

Jeffny Kamar is a Malaysian jazz sexyophonist who has played alongside many big names such as the renowned orchestra maestro Kevin Field and the living legend jazz trumpeter, Randy Brecker.

Sudarshan Chandra Kumar creates performances, music, drawings, installations and films. His works don’t reference recognisable form instead the results are deconstructed to the extent that meaning is shifted and possible interpretation becomes multifaceted.

Krishna Kumar plays the tabla as well as other percussion instruments. His musical interests vary from Indian classical pieces to old school rock bands. When hes not busy drumming his fingers on anything he can lay his hands on, he enjoys football and reading. A member of Project Ei8ht and Square Circles, he is currently actively gigging around the Klang Valley.

SERONOK is part of #Word’s programme of Spoken Word events curated by Elaine Foster.

NUMINOUS (Performance)

Sunday 23 June 2013
5.30pm – 7.30pm, Paradiso Lounge

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NUMINOUS presents a special spoken word edition featuring regional poets from Singapore, Australia as well as Malaysia’s very own Melizarani, Jamal Raslan and many more. Provocative, inspirational, humorous; this event is not to be missed. So bring your family and friends this June 21st at Publika, Kuala Lumpur as we celebrate the art of spoken word poetry. Entry is free.

Poet and former Australian Poetry Slam winner Omar Musa will launch his new book, Parang, at this event. Parang is the second collection of poetry from Omar Musa. Written over four years, the collection explores Malaysian jungles, dark Australian streets, and dreams. Dealing with the issues of loss, migration and belonging, Parang is an incisive and sometimes raw look at the here and now of a changing world.

NUMINOUS is a bimonthly multidisciplinary arts event produced by Sheena Baharudin. For more information, visit the Facebook page.

POETRY JAMMING (Workshop)

Sunday 23 June 2013
11.00 am – 1.30 pm, Paradiso Lounge

Using the techniques of Poetry Slam, an international competitive spoken word platform -  voice, rhythm, theatricality, drama -  Poetry Jamming will look at the importance of both writing and performance technique, encouraging performers to express their individuality and to not only focus on what they’re saying but how they’re saying it.

The instructor: Khairani Barokka is an Indonesian writer, performer, artist, and advocate/researcher. She writes fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, teaches, perform spoken word and performance art, promotes arts, tech, and disability activism–and EATS–internationally. She is currently the 2013 Emerging Writers Festival’s International Writer-in-Residence, and will be Tutti, Inc.’s International Artist-in-Residence for 2013.

POETRY JAMMING FOR KIDS (Workshop)

Saturday 22 June 2013
1.30 pm – 3pm, Interpr8

This workshop takes kids on a fun journey using spoken word poetry. During the workshop kids will learn how to use some powerful poetry skills in their poetry writing, then perform their poems with confidence like spoken word superstars!

The instructor: Deborah Emmanuel is a Singaporean educator, actor and writer. Her theatre and television work has been with companies such as Singapore Repertory Theatre, Complete Communicators, Buds Theatre Company, Disney and OKTO. When she is not acting, she performs, teaches and plans spoken word events with Word Forward Limited. Her performance poetry has seen the lights of the SPORE Art Salon, ContraDiction by Theatreworks, AWARE’s Celebrating Women, TEDx Singapore and the Causeway Exchange Festival in KL. You can find her words online at www.deborahemmanuel.com

 

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