Here at Kakiseni, we have no set formula or framework on how we approach our work, only a resolve to work with artists to empower the arts industry, and help build a sustainable local arts scene through various efforts. If there’s something you want to do, let’s talk. We believe that people should have better access to performing arts in this country – because when more people get together to have the same conversation, it makes for enriching experiences. Founded in 2001, Kakiseni is made up of a crack team of creative professionals who are intent on making that happen. It’s our job to develop performing arts in Malaysia and share it with the world. To that end, we’re engaged in activities that nurture audience size and appreciation of performing arts, improve the skills of its practitioners and the quality of their performances, and champion the arts to the government and businesses of Malaysia.
#seniMAD started with a plea from Kakiseni – that each child be given access to the arts for exploration, for curiosity and for the experience. The plea was answered and as of today, the #seniMAD programme has successfully provided access to the arts for 100 underprivileged children from various Projek Perumahan Rakyat (PPRs) and underprivileged[…]
Co-published by Kakiseni and MPH Publishing, the Hikayat series of books captures the allure and magic of wayang kulit, teater bangsawan and mak yong, and weaves them into children’s stories in an attempt to kindle interest in traditional Malaysian performing arts among young readers and their parents. These books were borne out of a[…]