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Posted on 12 December 2012

According to TerryandTheCuz “The characters are fleshed out, the plot is developed. Even Jo Kukathas would be pleased.” So goes one of the lines in The Bee Project, a collaborative site-specific theatre production by TerryandTheCuz; co-designed with Australian-based The Rubix Cube and co-written with Martin Blum. A simple glance shows this is a male-dominated team, and this production draws much from the realm of straight male fantasies and shoot-em-ups (feminists be warned). The premise of the show seemed simple enough: step into The Bee cafe at Publika for a meal, while a whodunit play takes place around you. Opening Sequence: Bang Bang Warning placards on the tables warn diners of coarse language, high-level violence, simulated sex, and that they may be required to move…

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Posted on 5 December 2012

There is no embarrassment in admitting that two weeks later, you’re still recovering from Urbanscapes. After all, if the music festival scene is one that is still blossoming steadily into the Klang Valley landscape, then Urbanscapes is a jungle that has long taken root. It’s the weekend festival for all things creative, where practically the whole city shows up, rain or shine. Although the stage lineup might be what first gets everyone talking about the 10th Urbanscapes, it is only at Padang Astaka that the complete outdoorsy symphony reveals itself: poetry, design, food, arts, fashion, and consumerism — all demanding your attention. The weekend is quite a summary of what the folks of Klang Valley are up to and into these days. Headliners:  Sigur…

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Posted on 4 December 2012

Good news! Kakiseni editorial is back online. It’s been a while, but we have quite a few things to work out, and many plans in store. Some things will change, but we’re keeping the good things: reviews will be written. Artists will be interviewed. Shows will get their shout-outs. Our editorial isn’t fully yet, but we couldn’t resist doing what we can first. For now, welcome to Kakiseni’s new blog. It’s good to be back.

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