Melaka Art and Performance Festival Returns!

Over 45 World Class Artists Gather to Transform the Majestic City of Melaka Into a Canvas for Live Art

MELAKA, Malaysia, Nov. 2, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- The world's largest and only site-specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest), returns to Bukit St Paul, Bandar Hilir Melaka from 24 to 26 November 2017 from 10AM to 10PM. Mustering together performers from Australia, Russia, Indonesia, United States, Japan, Spain, Malaysia, New Zealand, Netherlands, Belgium and El Salvador, more than 45 artists will gather to brighten the streets of Melaka with various solo and collaborative art performances.

MAPFest 2017
MAPFest 2017

Top highlight includes the Mapping Programme; site-specific performances improvised based on artists' disciplines and dance movements taking place in the afternoon at various sites in the vicinity of Bukit St Paul. Cerita Pendik is a collection of short works under 10 mins duration, performed by various artists in the evening, at the top of Bukit St Paul; a perfect platform for artist to showcase experimental works. On the final night; Sunday, the audience will be treated to a large-scale performance titled Eulogy For The Living that features all the festival artists in collaboration and directed by Tony Yap, Creative Director.

"It is a kind of devotional work for making our way in the world and internal journey into the memory of body and soul. We, the living preserve both the past and current, and we allow things to pass -- we eulogise ourselves in each passing moment," Tony Yap.

In addition, the Morning Yoga class, Eklec Dance workshop and a Forum are open for public participation, free of charge. A photo exhibition with the Canossian Alumnae Association to raise awareness for the Canossian Sisters at the Sacred Heart Convent School will be featured as well beginning from 4 November onwards. All the performances and exhibitions are free and open to the public.

"We seek out financial support from corporations and the public sector to help us in promoting Melaka and Malaysia in the art industry. Our festival is a world-class international art festival, and have been attracting the local and foreign tourist that benefits Melaka and the country," said Andrew Ching, Festival Producer of MAPFest.

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