GEORGE TOWN, Aug 2 – George Town Festival 2015 Celebration Grand Opening Ceremony with a Live Stage show of 100 Percent Penang happening yesterday evening with the guest of honour Chief Minister YAB Tuan Lim Guan Eng and his wife YB Betty. Also present by YB Chow Kon Yeow and YB Dr. Afif Bahardin.
The 100% Penang have been answered these and many other thought-provoking questions on the stage during a two hours performance in the sixth edition George Town Festival 2015 Celebration Grand Opening Ceremony which is also the first performance in Southeast Asia.
The annual arts and cultural festival opened yesterday with the sold-out 100% Penang performance directed by Berlin-based theatre troupe Rimini Protokoll which will bring Penang’s city demographics to life in a uniquely interactive performance featuring 100 local inhabitants, chosen according to their age, gender, household type, geography and ethnicity to represent 1% of the population.
“Berlin Rimini Protokoll had been done their 100% City project which had received the worldwide acclaim for their showcase in London, Melbourne, Tokyo, Paris, Amsterdam, San Diego and other global city,” said the director of George Town Festival, Joe Sidek.
“The showcase was bringing something to my heart and thinking to bring back to Malaysia since I saw the 100% Melbourne pass few years ago. Now, I have success to bring in to Penang which the showcase of 100% Penang will be the troupe’s first performance in Southeast Asia,” he added.
The two-day ‘100% Penang’ performance is an apt start of the month-long festival at Dewan Sri Pinang. Meanwhile, the showcases was more on the local art and culture scene along with inspiring international acts. Besides that, there were also more 120 events are lined up throughout the whole month of August in the conjunction with GTF. For further information or more about GTF events can be obtained through GTF website at www.georgetownfestival.com.