Love fine arts and theatre performances? I sure do. There’s something really captivating about watching live performance on stage in comparison to watching movies in the cinema. Seeing the actors and actresses performed and express themselves using intense body language to express things is truly fascinating to me. It takes high level of acting skills not to screw up in front of the audience. Unlike regular movies, theatre actors and actresses does not have any second or third chance whenever they make a mistake. They only have one chance to impress the audience, and that’s it.
Being a fan of theatre performance, I’m a little picky on what I decided to watch when it comes to theatre performances and I will only watch those with only good ratings and reviews, and here’s one that I can say is pretty amazing; Bangsawan Dendam Laksamana.
This play is a part of JERAYAWARA BANGSAWAN DENDAM LAKSAMANA series.
Bangsawan Dendam Laksamana is a musical theatre that was chosen based on the story behind the history of Sultan Mahmud Mangkat Dijulang, which was based on a book Masyhor Malaya by Shahrom Husain in 1978.
The protagonist is a loyal admiral who would sacrifice everything for his homeland while the main antagonist was a merciless and an arrogant Sultan who is easily swayed by the words of his corrupt official.
As the story unfolds, theatre-goers were transported back in time to the Malay Malaccan Sultanate and and straight into the Sultan’s court where all the palace intrigue is shown in such exquisite details. The language used was the formal language used in the palace during the olden days in Tanah Melayu and I thought that’s one of the most beautiful thing ever. Dances and fight scenes were choreographed in such an intricate manner as well. Apart from that, the acting was really raw with emotions, and you can’t help but emphatize with the main characters and detest the villains in the story. Everything was perfectly executed and overall, it’s really a play worth watching for the second time.
JERAYAWARA BANGSAWAN DENDAM LAKSAMANA will also be performed in Johor, Melaka, Negeri Sembilan, Pahang, Penang, Kedah and Perak and during the tour, there will also be related workshops, forums and exhibitions related to the play. Do keep your eyes peeled should this interest you.
You may watch the admiral take his revenge at DEWAN TENGKU ABDUL RAHMAN, Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC), KUALA LUMPUR from 2hb Nov 2018 – 11hb Nov 2018 if you are located in Kuala Lumpur.
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