Last year, AEXKL successfully brought together more than 28 artists from 11 countries in a concentrated creative environment spanning 20 days.
This year, AEXKL will be spreading its wings westward in an exciting international, giving Malaysian talent a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to work together with award-winning puppeteer and thespian Hamed Zahmatkesh in Tehran. After more than a month of learning and sharing, the Malaysian participants will be bringing a localised interpretation of the show back to Malaysia for a three-week outreach that will take them to Terengganu, Pahang, Johor, and the Klang Valley, giving children in rural communities in particular a unique taste of the performing arts right in their own backyard.
AEXKL 2013 will also be continuing last year’s collaborative production process by bringing together 20 local and international artists for an intensive, two-week workshop at Damansara Performing Arts Centre. Combining art forms as diverse as gamelan and Makyong to acrobatics and mime, the workshop will be led by homegrown and international facilitators over a period of two weeks that will culminate in a full-fledged production that will be as eclectic and highly dynamic as the disciplines it draws inspiration from.