Time: 8:30PM, 3:00PM
Language: English, Bahasa Melayu
About the Show
An internationally-acclaimed documentary performance that reconsiders the future by excavating our nation’s history - created by Five Arts Centre.
Don't miss this restaging of A Notional History at klpac in March 2023! The performance played to sold-out houses and packed audiences in 2022 at GMBB KL, George Town Festival (Penang), Kunstenfestivaldesarts (Brussels), and the Yokohama International Performing Arts Meeting. After the klpac run, A Notional History will be presented this year in Bangkok as well as festivals in Europe and Asia.
In A Notional History, a performer, a journalist, and an activist excavate school textbooks, inherited memories, and video interviews of exiled revolutionaries – uncovering erasures, exclusions and questions around the Malayan Emergency. They investigate and speculate on the possible histories for a different Malaysia, intersecting the personal, the national, and the notional.
This documentary performance responds to a critical moment in Malaysia – the publishing of new, official history textbooks - following the 2018 general elections where citizens voted in a new government after 61 years.
About Five Arts Centre
Five Arts Centre is a dynamic collective of Malaysian artists, activists, and producers, dedicated to generating alternative art forms and images in the contemporary arts landscape.
It is well-known for cutting edge performances in theatre, dance, music, and young people’s theatre, and incorporates aspects of the visual and digital arts as well. The collective has performed and presented its work across Southeast Asia, as well as in Japan, South Korea, Hong Kong, India, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, Greece, Portugal, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Belgium, Finland, United Kingdom, Canada, and Australia.
Advisory: Show contains mature content, violent themes.
TW: depiction of war
Date & Time:
2 – 5 March (Thursday – Sunday), 8.30pm
4 & 5 March (Saturday & Sunday), 3pm
Remark: Mandarin surtitles available for 3.00pm show on March 4.
Early Bird Promotion (30th January - 16th February 2023)
Regular Price: RM80 (Starts from 17th February- 5th March 2023)
Student / Disabled / Senior > 60 *: RM35
*WhatsApp us at +6018 227 7212 the school’s name & contact details (name, designation, phone and e-mail) to get this special price.
Group of 5 : RM360 (10% off normal-priced tickets)
Covid-19 Related SOPs
klpac has Covid-19 measures including Covid-19 testing for the cast and crew, sanitisation and disinfection, and going contactless. Mask-wearing is recommended. Venue reserves the right to deny entry if you're found to be Covid-19 positive or High-Risk status on MySejahtera. No refund will be made to those who have purchased tickets.
For the latest Covid-19 & SOP guide, go to https://www.klpac.org/about-us/your-visit/.
Online Purchase: https://www.cloudjoi.com/
No phone sales and over the counter sales. E-tickets only.
Crew & Creatives:
Director: Mark Teh
Performers: Fahmi Reza, Faiq Syazwan Kuhiri, Rahmah Pauzi
Production Design: Wong Tay Sy
Lighting and Media Design: Syamsul Azhar
Stage Manager: Armanzaki Amirolzakri
Producer: June Tan
Executive Producer: Five Arts Centre (Malaysia)
Co-produced by Five Arts Centre and TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (Japan)