MAD ABOUT FE STIVA L S

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Per­for­mances and events at the an­nual Ge­orge Town Fes­ti­val will run the en­tire gamut from literature and art to theatre and mu­sic. 100% Pe­nang de­buts first, telling the city’s il­lus­tri­ous story with a liv­ing, breath­ing por­trait.

All through Au­gust, a se­lec­tion of the best movie clas­sics from across South East Asia will be screened, free and out­doors. In­ter­na­tional acts in­clude Ti­ta­nium, a high-im­pact show from Madrid-based chore­og­ra­phers An­gel Ro­jas and Car­los Ro­driguez. Things get a lit­tle bit es­o­teric as Ja­pan’s Ro­bot Theatre caters to sur­re­al­ist fas­ci­na­tions by reimag­in­ing Franz Kafka’s Meta­mor­pho­sis. For a taste of Ira­nian ex­per­i­men­tal theatre, catch Slow Sound Of Snow. And re­mem­ber a leg­end with the one-woman play Bro­ken Nails: A Mar­lene Di­et­rich Di­a­logue by Pol­ish artist Anna Sku­bik.

In ad­di­tion, the two-day But­ter­worth Fringe Fes­ti­val starts Au­gust 15. Don’t miss SK!N, which aims to ed­u­cate and pos­si­bly shock au­di­ences with a bru­tal, un­for­giv­ing in­sight into vic­tims of hu­man smug­gling and traf­fick­ing. From Au­gust 1 to 31. www.george­town­fes­ti­val.com

Bro­ken Nails uses pup­pets to tell the story of Mar­lene Di­et­rich’s last days

Ti­ta­nium is a fu­sion of fla­menco, hip hop, and break dance

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