Newly appointed Leaders for SPArKS

The 2016 - 2018 Exco for the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu. Click here for more info

Kota Kinabalu Arts Fest 2016

The 4th Annual KK Arts Fest month is happening from June 1 till July 31

Paul The Resonator, country blues guitarist from the US

Paul The Resonator will be coming down to Kota Kinabalu this February. It's a free showcase, so come on over to see his performance. Click here for more info

Unplugged Acoustic Competition is back for its fifth consecutive year.

Join now! Click here for more info

The 10th Edition Kota Kinabalu Jazz Fest will take place on the 22md and 23rd of July 2016.

Featuring Bobby Taylor, Juzzie Smith, Borneo Big Band, Winnie Ho, Juwita Suwito, WVC, May Mow and many more.

Monday, 11 July 2016

HOSPITAL CLOWNING TRAINING (KOTA KINABALU ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Hospital Clowning Training
Date: 30th & 31st July 2016
Time: 10pm to 5pm
Venue: SAWO Centre Damai
Tickets: RM30

For tickets or more info, please contact Susan 0168449078

SHAKESPEARE'S TWELFTH NIGHT PLAY FULL DRESS REHEARSAL (KOTA KINABALU ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Shakespeare's Twelfth Night Play Full Dress Rehearsal
Date: 27th July 2016
Time: 8pm
Venue: GC Woolley's Hall, Sabah Museum
Tickets: FREE ADMISSION for Students

For tickets or more info, please contact Susan 0168449078

STORYTELLING FOR YOUNG AUDIENCES BY POETRY CAFE KUALA LUMPUR (KOTA KINABALU ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Storytelling for Young Audiences by Poetry Cafe Kuala Lumpur
Date: 24th July 2016
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Likas Square
Tickets: RM20

For tickets or more info, please contact Susan 0168449078

CHILDREN'S DRAMA WORKSHOP (KOTA KINABALU ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Children's Drama Workshop
Date: 23rd July 2016
Time: 2pm to 5pm
Venue: Likas Square
Tickets: RM30

For tickets or more info, please contact Susan 0168449078

Monday, 6 June 2016

A SUCCESSFUL SHOW - THE ROJAK SHOW: WHY SO HOT?

From left - Jude Day (KKIFF Festival Director), Ms Lilypot, Saiful (played by Hazli Ali), Sammy, Rodney, May Ng (Treasurer of SPArKS), Joan Jim, Arthur E. Lee (Vice President of SPArKS)

6 June 2016 - The Rojak Show: Why So Hot? was a pure success once again as the team from Green Leaf Theater put up another amazing and hilarious play last weekend. The SPArKS team was there to witness a brilliant play made by some fabulous individuals.

Friday, 3 June 2016

PRESS CONFERENCE: LAUNCH OF KKIFF 2016 MOVIE SCREENINGS AT MBO IMAGO MALL

Mariam Yazmin El Bacha (MBO Operations Director, 3rd from left), Jude Day (KKIFF Festival Director, 4th from left), Hazli Ali (KKIFF, 5th from left), David Kong (Likas Sq Apartment Hotel GM, center), Arthur E. Lee (SPArKS Vice President, far right)

3 June 2016 - The Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival 2016 just held a press conference leading up to this year's annual festival at MBO Cinema. The Kota Kinabalu International Film Festival (KKIFF) 2016 will be screening its CINEBALU and World Movies for the first time at MBO Imago Mall from July 8 to July 15.






Tuesday, 17 May 2016

PREPARING TO ACT BY PITAPAT THEATRE (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


17 May 2016, Kota Kinabalu - Preparing to Act is a one day workshop that teaches the fundamentals required for any style of acting.

Learn from Mexican actor and director, Berto Ruiz - who has 15 years of teaching experience - how to balance rigorous precision and spontaneity in acting. 

Date: 29 May 2016 (Sunday)
Time: 2pm to 8pm
Venue: IEC Dance Studio
Fee: RM150
Contact: 012 264 0258

EARLY CLASSICS CONCERT BY JESSELTON PHILHARMONIC ORCHESTRA (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


17 May 2016, Kota Kinabalu - The Jesselton Philharmonic Orchestra is hosting a concert this coming 27 May 2016 titled 'Early Classics'.

Programme
Mozart - Symphony No.40 in G Minor K.550
Joseph Haydn - Symphony No.88 in G Major
Johann Sebastian Bach - Brandenburg Concerto No. 4 in G major, BWV 1049

Conductors and soloists:
Yap Ling (Violin) & Kenneth Chia (Flute)

Soloist: Jennifer Hsu (Flute)

Date: 27 May 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Sabah Art Gallery
Tickets: RM50 / RM30


Contact: 016 838 0966 (sms/whatsapp)


Sunday, 8 May 2016

UNPLUGGED ACOUSTIC COMPETITION 5TH EDITION (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


6 May 2016, Kota Kinabalu - Running on its fifth consecutive year, the Unplugged Acoustic Competition has produced numerous talents, most of which have turned music into a career. Many of the past winners are now performing at various venues in and around Malaysia. Last year, a wonderful trio, aptly calling themselves the Borneo Trio took first place. The band leader for Borneo Trio is now the double bassist for the ‘Borneo Big Band’. This year’s final takes place at the ‘Tavern’ located at Imago Mall. Presented by the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah and promoted by Ingenio Entertainment, the Unplugged Acoustic Competition is part of the Kota Kinabalu Arts Festival.

Date: 31 July 2016
Time: 3:00pm to 5:00pm
Venue: TBA
Free For Public

More info at www.aramaitii.com

KOTA KINABALU JAZZ FESTIVAL 2016 (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


22 & 23 July 2016, 7pm to 11pm
at the Covered Tennis Court Sutera Harbour Marina Golf & Country Club Kota Kinabalu.
Tickets: RM100 (1 Day Pass), RM150 (2 Days Pass)

Organised by the Society of Performing Arts Kota Kinabalu Sabah with Rotary Club KK, this year marks the 10th year of the festival and will feature many talented musical performers including Bobby Taylor, Juzzie Smith, Borneo Big Band, Winnie Ho, WVC, Juwita Suwito, May Mow and more.

Get your tickets from Breadboss Bakery Damai.

THE ROJAK SHOW: WHY SO HOT? (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


The Green Leaf Theatre's annual Rojak Show returns with a new theme fresh from the oven, "Why So Hot?", a story about seemingly random occurences that see individual civilians being mysteriously set on fire. Get your tickets and embark on a comedic investigative journey that brings us to the root of these attacks.

Date: 4 & 5 June 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: The Theatre Marina Club Sutera Harbour
Ticket: RM25, RM20 (Members)

All tickets available at Breadboss Bakery Damai.

DANCE DELIGHT 2016 (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Dance Delight is an annual event by Synergy Dance Studio as a platform for their students to showcase the things that they have learnt, and encourages students to be bold and creative in choreography and performance. We anticipate more inspiring dance pieces with this year's theme, "Keep Dancing, People!".

Date: 16 July 2016 (7:30pm), 17 July 2016 (2:30pm)
Venue: Sabah Theological Seminary Auditorium
Ticket: RM25

All tickets available at Breadboss Bakery Damai.

PRIMITIVE BOND ART FESTIVAL (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Initiated in 2011 to support art development, the Primitive Bond Art Festival is back for its 4th year, with the vision of making a positive difference in the society through art. In previous years, the festival has brought onto the table interesting activities such as flash mobs, painting exhibitions, art installations and more, and there is much more in store for this year's edition.

Date: 7, 8, 9, 10 July 2016
Time: 12pm to 8pm
Venue: Suria Sabah Shopping Mall
Tickets: FREE

B FOR BORNEO (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


Synergy Dance Theatre collaborates with Asgardian School of Art for the first time, joining the wonders of multimedia projection with dance to present a truly eye-opening experience. Fluid dance movements are combined with Motion Capture Interaction technology, creating a fusion of art and science in the most beautiful way.

Date: 18 June 2016
Time: 7:30pm
Venue: Sabah Theological Seminary Auditorium
Tickets: RM25, RM35, RM50

All tickets available at Breadboss Bakery Damai

KAKAK BY PITAPAT THEATRE (KK ARTS FESTIVAL 2016)


KAKAK by Pitapat Theater tells the story of two servants who plot to kill their employer, touching on the issue of oppression and injustice that domestic maids face in today's society. Grab your tickets to watch this enticing show by Pitapat's animated crew of actors!

Date: 10, 11 & 12 June 2016
Venue: G.C.Woolley Hall at the Sabah State Museum
Contact: 012 264 0258

Tickets are RM40, RM 30 for students.