Photo credits – Neoh Chee Jin Director Roysten Abel turned his fascination with Rajasthan’s Manganiyar community into an audio-visual feast for the senses. While on the lookout for folk musicians in a Delhi slum for one of his tours, Roysten Abel came across the Manganiyars, a formerly nomadic tribe living in the Rajasthan desert. Practicing a hybrid faith of Islam and Hinduism, a pair Manganiyars followed him everywhere he went for the next two weeks, “seducing” him with their songs. Abel was so intrigued byContinue Reading “Nomadic Musicians made way for George Town”

Emily at Emerald Hill was shown in Town Hall during George Town Festival 2010. George Town Festival, one of the major ASEAN arts festivals in Malaysia, is organised by Joe Sidek Productions Sdn Bhd. The standing ovation is rare in Melbourne, and reserved for the very best performances. This production has moved Australian audiences in such a profound way, and it’s very deserving.” – Melbourne Festival “A damn good piece of theatre.” – TODAY “A dizzying engagement with the androgyny of identity. It was impossibleContinue Reading “Emily Portrayed by three for george town festival”