CausewayEXchange 2017 in Kuala Lumpur

CausewayEXchange 2017: Kuala Lumpur

September 2017 / Kuala Lumpur

In conjunction with the Kuala Lumpur International Arts Festival in September, CausewayEXchange’s (CEX) Arts and Healing programme collaborated with Singapore artists and their counterparts in Kuala Lumpur to reach out to art therapists, caregivers and communities with disabilities and special needs in Malaysia.

Some highlights included: How Singapore Got Its Name, a sensory friendly performance which tells of the founding of Singapore by students from Republic Polytechnic, guided by well-known theatre practitioner Samantha Bounaparte, through a performance and a workshop; Healing Through Arts – Presence, Place and Practice in Malaysia and Singapore, a full day symposium for art therapists, caregivers and health practitioners at Hospital Kuala Lumpur; and Concert in the Dark, a unique concert and comedy show featuring Mel Ferdinands, Flame of the Forest and Orion Parez from Singapore, as well as Kavin Jay and JSY from Malaysia who performed in total darkness that gave the audience an entry into the world of those with visual impairment.