A 40-minute musical dance-drama which traces Penang’s journey from Merdeka till Now

The Performance

Ko-Tai Penang is a 40-minute musical dance-drama which traces Penang’s journey from Merdeka till now. It features the sung stories of multiethnic Penang residents, some of whom have been displaced as a result of development and the repeal of the Rent Control Act.

Ko-Tai Penang captures the rhythms and sounds of street life and the trades of the diverse communities of Penang through song and dance. It highlights the changes in the cultural scene in Penang through the eyes of ronggeng dancers and street storytellers.

This performance is a sequel to the highly acclaimed community performances entitled Kisah Pulau Pinang (2006) and Ronggeng Merdeka (2007) which traced Penang’s early history and featured Penang’s road to Merdeka respectively.

槟榔屿歌台,是一部40分钟,引述槟城自马来西亚独立后的历史的歌舞剧。剧情是透过收集多元种族的居民的口述历史而构思,部分的采访对象也包括了被废除屋租法令而搬迁的老居民。

槟榔屿歌台 透过舞蹈,音乐和戏剧展现了槟城的特别文化,生活节奏,民间生活习俗和风情。通过曾经历经风霜的舞台和民间艺术表演者的经验叙述槟城艺术表演和娱乐事业的兴与衰。

这部剧是OMBAK较早前两部叙述槟城历史的社区街头表演“Kisah Pulau Pinang (2006)”和  Ronggeng Merdeka (2007)的延续。

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