Switchblade Op: A World in the City 過站不停:城市狂想曲

George Town Festival

Date1921/07/2024

Time8:30PM


CategoryDance

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Duration: 60 minutes without intermission
Recommended for: 7 years old and above

In this world in the city, the frustrations of our everyday reality are laid bare through the human body’s raw movements.

Loke Soh Kim’s A World in the City returns to George Town for its 30-year anniversary as a full-length hour-long dance performance.

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Friday

19th

Jul 2024

8:30PM (GMT+8)

Saturday

20th

Jul 2024

8:30PM (GMT+8)

*post-show talk session

Sunday

21st

Jul 2024

8:30PM (GMT+8)

About the Show

Amongst the hustle and bustle of the city, past and present collide.

Switchblade Op is an exchange platform that reactivates and reinterprets Malaysian pioneer contemporary dance archives, to preserve history and showcase artistic evolution. In its second edition, Loke Soh Kim’s A World in the City, which was first presented at Komtar Auditorium A in 1994, returns to George Town for its 30-year anniversary as a full-length hour-long dance performance.

Reworked to respond to current contexts with a new lineup of dancers, A World in the City follows a man made voiceless and incapable of controlling his own destiny. He lives in a world where his body and mind are made to obey and follow, where dreams never come true and his survival is all that matters.

It is time to reflect on modern life, to reconsider one’s place under the all-consuming fast-paced urbanisation.

In this world in the city, the frustrations of our everyday reality are laid bare through the human body’s raw movements.


Ticket Price

Original Price 

RM90

Early Bird  20/5 - 9/6

RM76

Concession 15%

RM76.50

Bundle of 4 

RM320


Additional & Accessibility Info

  • Post-Show Talk: There will be a 30-minute post-show talk after the performance on 20 July.
  • Age Limit: Recommended for audiences aged 7 years and above. Children must be accompanied by an adult.
  • Latecomers Policy: Latecomers will be admitted as long as they can enter from the back without interrupting the performers.
  • Language: This is a non-verbal dance performance.
  • Note: This performance contains haze effects. 

Kongsi Petak

Kongsi Petak began as a member of Kongsi Kolab in KongsiKL’s artspace. Kongsi Petak believes in the importance of sharing and exchange, while maintaining a symbiotic relationship with the space they occupy. They foster interdisciplinary collaborations, nurturing talents and promoting knowledge exchange through various platforms like ‘Seni Tiga’ multidisciplinary project (2019-2022). Kongsi Petak was founded by acclaimed contemporary dance choreographer Loke Soh Kim, who has toured and performed in countries such as China, Canada, Japan, Singapore and the United States.


Creative Team

Choreographer/ Lighting design | Loke Soh Kim

Costume design | Ix Wong
Set design | Koe Mun Yoon
Performers | Anthony Lee Yee Han, Audrey Chua, Chloe Tan, Eden Lim, Gabriel Wong, Hoi Cheng Sim, Isaac Lim, Liu Yong Sean, Rohini Shetty, Silver Yee, Steve Goh, Wong Shan Tie

Production | Kongsi Petak 
Producer | Low Pey Sien
Stage Manager | Armanzaki Amirol Zakri
Performer Coordinator | Hoi Cheng Sim
Rehearsal Master | Gabriel Wong
Production Intern | Chan Poh Yi, Choo Shinn Gee

Rehearsal Venue Supporter | KongsiKL

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