This year’s line-up will include at least 40 shows at 10 venues all over Kuala Lumpur from the 1st of September till the 30th of September with a photography exhibition of works by Hasselblad award-winning young photographer from Kelantan, Nabil Rosman, on the streets of KL every day.
Festivals around the world, such as in Sydney, Edinburgh, and Kuching, have been and are a great proponent of the city’s arts and culture. We believe that Kuala Lumpur plays an equally important role in relation to this. Last year alone, the KL International Arts Festival attracted more than 33,000 visitors of which at least 10% came from 20 other countries.
Among the highlights that would excite every visitor are: “I am Ravana”, Eggsistentialism, Kenyalang Alive: Sape Musica Expression, Cloud Soup by Wolfe Bowart, Konsert Harapan, Mak Yong and Akram Khan’s Giselle, the movie.
We believe that DiverseCity’s KL International Arts Festival will turn Kuala Lumpur into a global stage by connecting traditional and modern performances from the past and future, across 5 different genres, dance, literature, music, theatre and visual arts.
Hundreds of performers are set to enthrall the arts scene in Kuala Lumpur for one whole month. This festival aims to bring together the 5 different genres to showcase the true diversity of arts and culture.
According to Datin Sunita Rajakumar, the KLIAF Festival Director, “Kuala Lumpur is perhaps the only city in the world that can pull off an authentic Asian-based performing arts festival such as KL International Arts Festival. As the most multi-cultural, lingual, racial and religious country in ASEAN, Malaysia is intrinsically equipped to emphasize, understand and appreciate the subtle nuances of different cultures and their art forms.”
The past 3 years have clearly shown that residents and visitors of Kuala Lumpur have a strong appreciation for the arts and culture. We would like to thank all our supporters for their continuous support.