pragina : EMOSI

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With international travel still on pause, enjoy a slice of Bali right here with “pragina : EMOSI” brought to you by a duo who shares a deep love for Balinese dance.

Malaysian-based Japanese dancer Emi Okamoto grew up in Indonesia where she has spent her life mastering Balinese dance from the age of four. She has opened KENZO’s fashion show and performed at the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Zhafir Muzani, who also trained in Indonesia, has won four awards for his spellbinding Balinese dance performance.

Together, they bring you “pragina : EMOSI” (pragina means dancer), a coming together of traditional and contemporary Balinese dance. You will see pieces that are entirely authentic to the traditional art form from the facial expressions down to the footwork while some pieces cross over to the contemporary in hope of building greater appreciation towards the “Nusantara” art form so that this tradition can continue over time.

Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience Balinese dance and its possibilities up close, brought to life by Emi and Zhafir along with four talented dancers to the sounds of the Balinese flute played by MK Ridzuan.

pragina : EMOSI (pragina = Penari dalam bahasa Bali) merupakan eksplorasi gerakan Bali yang dieksperimenkan antara tradisional dan kontemporari. Menampilkan beberapa karya tradisional dan kontemporari berlandaskan gerakan Bali yang meluahkan pelbagai emosi melalui wajah dan gerak tubuh penari. Percampuran antara tradisional Bali dan kontemporari adalah sebagai bentuk apresiasi seni nusantara agar tak lapuk dek hujan, tak lekang dek panas.

Presented by The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat
Supported by The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac)
Supported by MyCreative Ventures

Date & Time:
26th May 2021 @ 8.30pm
(Preview Night: This live performance will also be filmed by a video crew. Be the first to watch pragina : EMOSI at a reduced price and get a sneak peek of the filming process.)

Normal Show:
27th, 28th & 29th May 2021 @ 8:30pm
30th May 2021 @ 3pm

Venue: Pentas 2, klpac

Preview Night:
RM34 (Flat rate)

Normal Shows:
RM60 (Normal)
RM50 (Concession: TAS Card, seniors above 60, students & disabled)
RM100 (Patron of the Arts)

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Online Purchase:
Call box office at +603 4047 9000 (10am – 3pm)
No over the counter sales. E-tickets only.

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Executive Producer: Dato’ Dr. Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM
Director: Zhafir Muzani
Choreographers: Emi & Zhafir Muzani
Lighting Designer & Operator: Yusman Mokhtar
Sound Engineer & Operator: Mohd Helmi MD Khairi
Costume & Makeup: Izzat Ismail
Production Manager/ Stage Manager/ Multimedia Operator: Yeo Kok Wei
Videographers: Afham Zainal, Coebar Abel

Dancers: Ealbie, Emi, Lilys, Shafiq Yussof, Yeeteng, Zhafir Muzani
Musician: MK Ridzuan

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klpac has comprehensive measures including compulsory mask-wearing, health screening, physical distancing measures, sanitisation and disinfection, visitor education, enabling a contactless experience (e-ticketing) and staff training.

The MKN guide dated 10 Mar states that those below 6 and above 60 are not encouraged to attend (you may choose to if you wish). No over the counter sales allowed, only online / phone sales. Only e-tickets will be issued (no physical tickets). For the latest Covid-19 & SOP guide, go to

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Each ticket sold goes towards keeping us afloat and to pay our staff, artistes and crew. Our losses amount close to RM2m. We have to raise another RM3.3m by Dec 2021. If you are able to, do make a donation


Date and Time
Sun, May 30, 2021
15:00 - 17:00 Malaysia Time

The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre (klpac),
Sentul Park,
Jalan Strachan,
51100 SENTUL
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia

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