One of those things that made me happy about KL Fringe is the endless discussion after stage showing at the Stor Teater. I remember one nite we have a group of 10 people talking about making new plays then we continue the discussion on series of smses. Then they, a group of 5 people decided to do short plays, since then we have got three meeting, talking about their stories, plots, characters and titles, many interesting titles. They would like to write, direct, act and so on. As for me I would be happy just to listen and perhaps make some notes and remind things in the future. For now we have 5 titles:
Dr.Zulkifli Mohamad won few arts awards such as Asia Fellow Award 2002 (Indonesia Contemporary Dance), UNESCO's Artisan of Southeast Asia 2000, Rockefeller's Southeast Asian Islamic Scholars Award 2003(Performing Arts and Islam in Malaysia) as well as British Council, Australian High Commissioner, Goethe Institute, Toyota Foundation, Sasson Foundation, Sarawak Government research awards and UCLA and UCR travel awards. His doctorate researched on Contemporary Arts(Malay Dance Theatre) through Political Economic theories and Cultural Studies focused on "Artistic Creation Management in Contemporary Malay Dance Theatre in Malaysia". His research works span from heritage, tradition, contemporary, modern, post-modern to popular arts and culture. Zulkifli is a dance-performance artist, curator, writer and director of performance theatre and media.