MAD ABOUT FE STIVA L S
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