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- Still a Culture of Compromise: The Uncanny Relevance of “Gold Rain and Hailstones”
April 9 20190Bilqis Hijjas
26 years after its premiere, this classic work by Jit Murad continues to offer us a view of Malaysia as a place of compromise, humour, warmth and lived hybridity, as Carmen Nge writes....
- Who Does What, in Traditional Dance? A Review of ‘Gubahan Tari Tradisi’
March 8 20192Bilqis Hijjas
On International Women's Day, CR editor Bilqis Hijjas turns a gender lens on ASWARA Faculty of Dance's new visions of traditional dance. How far can dance update our ideas of what men and women can do?...
- Fishing for Subtlety, Catching the Crowd: A Review of ‘Swordfish + Concubine’
November 16 20170Anonymous
Despite strong performances and the inspired use of Rhythm in Bronze, the dependence on cheap gags in 'Swordfish+Concubine' undermined its effect, writes Critics Republic reviewer Grey Yeoh....
- The Ark of Humanity: A Review of ‘2020: Futurists’ Diaries’
October 18 20170Bilqis Hijjas
Critics Republic editor Bilqis Hijjas examines the future imagined by artists, scientists and other non-trained performers, in this interdisciplinary show seeking to shed light on humanity's directions....
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