Rippling up this July once again is festival du jour, The Rainforest Fringe Festival. It would seem that everyone is finally hip to the RFF which lifts aside the multiple veils of art, culture, food and tradition to reveal the mysterious essence of Sarawak and her ties within the region. The charisma and instincts of Joe Sidek are a visible force for the third year running with a programme that is at once boldly eclectic and intimately insightful. If you’ve snagged a flight to Kuching this weekend, give yourself and the festival the unqualified love it deserves and head on over to check out what the festival has to offer.
Primates: At the Origin
This festival highlight reinterprets the identity and movement of primates. UK-born Iranian Ghaffar Pourazar, the first foreigner to play the role of Monkey King in the famous Beijing Opera; award-winning Thai choreographer Jitti Chompee; Korean-based Penang dancer/choreographer Liu Yong Sean; dancer Lim Pei Ern from Sabah, head a talented international and local cast performing to visceral live music by the Orang Orang Drum Theatre on and around a spectacular bamboo and wooden structure designed by the award-winning architect,Wendy Teo, of Borneo Art Collective.