The Space showcases music and dance of every kind. We have presented music and dance which is part of the heritage of different communities in Penang, as well as contemporary music and dance, much of which is presented by younger, innovative troupes, groups and individuals.
Performances have included asli music, wayang kulit, boria, ronggeng, joget, gendang silat, kompang, top spinning, Chinese drumming, lion dances, wu shu, kung-fu, and traditional Indian dances. They have also included more contemporary performances framed by Penang’s rich musical and performance history, including the inspiration of P. Ramlee and Jimmy Boyle (here the Market links to other Penang events, such as the annual Penang Island Jazz festival). Modern dance, including breakdancing, capoeira, and hiphop has also featured strongly, presented by young Penang dance groups. Check out the photos of the past markets to see the range of performances.
We have been fortunate enough to have professional performers appear, alongside less experienced performers. All ages, all colours, all creeds – this is a market which celebrates diversity in all its forms.
One of our aims is to provide a venue whereby younger, less exposed performers can gain experience in an informal, supportive atmosphere. So we welcome all enquiries and any offers to perform! Tell your friends, tell your colleagues – this is a wonderful venue to relax, enjoy yourself and get some performance experience……… Performance slots are usually up to 30 minutes long – so to book your spot, please email James Lochhead.