The Arts Needs Help
Writer: Dominic Luk
Published: Fri, 21 Dec 2012
Performing arts in Malaysia is a thriving industry which deserves our attention; the Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre is working towards keeping it alive so that it keeps growing for many more years to come.
This weekend, spend some time supporting the arts in Malaysia through an evening of comedy, dance, and music.
Come and witness the talents of many Malaysians who are trying to earn a living as performers, musicians, and actors. The Gala Fundraiser is an effort to keep the arts strong, and to garner more respect and love. The truth is that arts organizations in the country ranging from small theater groups to mammoth performing arts centres are finding it hard to sustain themselves financially. Sadly, the 2008 economic crises left KLPAC with two out of the twelve sponsors it started with.
However, KLPAC has remained grounded in its fight to help groom talents and create a space for the arts and the people who strongly believe in it. Since opening, it has presented over 400 shows and has housed thousands more. In 2011, it premiered 143 new works. Along with other initiatives such as KLPAC’s Theatre for Young People and the Community Outreach programme, it has reached even more young people who would otherwise not have access to the arts.
If you feel that the arts needs to continue playing its role in building our nation and to be a part of our education and upbringing as Malaysians, show your support by being at the KLPAC Patron of the Arts Gala Fundraiser.
Gala Night: Dec 22, 8.30pm (cocktail reception before and after show); RM300, RM500, RM1,000.
Matinee Show: Dec 23, 3pm; RM100, RM200, RM300
E-mail email@example.com or call Yue May at 012 306 2179 for enquiries and to purchase tickets.