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- The Magic Mountain: A Review of the INXO International Residency Program
September 4 20191Bilqis Hijjas
Critics Republic editor Bilqis Hijjas visits Gunung Lambak, where artists from the INXO International Arts Residency have transformed the popular recreational site -- and some of them in apocalyptic ways....
- Conscious Couplings for a Career: A Review of Kenny Shim’s ‘Mix Bill’
August 12 20190Bilqis Hijjas
Critics Republic editor Bilqis Hijjas finds that Kenny Shim has enlisted some talented connections — especially Möbius Dance from the UK, live musicians under Shaun Chen, and dancers Lee Jia Xi and Lim Pei Ern — to help make his mixed bill a success....
- Sleepless in Suburbia: A Review of ‘Next to Normal’
August 5 20190Ticket Tiger
Our reviewer Ticket Tiger appreciates how PAN Productions' 'Next to Normal' brings a strong cast, particularly Nikki Palikat and Mae Elliessa, to an empathetic understanding of mental illness, ...
- Let’s Just Watch Them Dance: A Review of the 4th Selangor & KL Schools Dance Exchange
August 1 20190Bilqis Hijjas
Critics Republic editor Bilqis Hijjas finds choreographic gems, as well as a few promising new faces, in this annual showcase of student dancers, including Amy Len's composed 'Shirts', Lim Pei Ern's rhythmic full-bodied 'Hands On', and Mak Foong Ming's cheeky and personable 'Hey, Here's a Note!'...
- Plays Within a Better Play: A Review of ‘The Tragicomedy of Errors’
June 18 20190Ticket Tiger
For Ticket Tiger, the stylish design and stellar ensemble can't quite make up for the lack of editing, in this 3-hour mash-up of two love stories gone wrong....
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