DiverseCity’s KL International Arts Festival (KLIAF) 2019 has kicked off its fortnight of community events from today, ahead of the ceremony on Merdeka Day that will officially launch the city-wide month-long festival.

The program that started at the Intermark Mall today is the first ever DiverseCity in the Community program, which includes children’s performances (Primrose Hill Flash Mob Dancers), drumming troupes (Drum for Hope), exhibitions, storytelling and photo hunt.

After the launch this 31 August, KLIAF 2019 will take place throughout September until 1 October.
The Drum for Hope performance at Intermark Mall (Photo Source: KLIAF Facebook).
This year, the performing and visual arts festival is also introducing “Teater Uda & Dara”, the first ever large-scale open-air Malay theatre production in the heart of KL itself, an effort that is supported by YB Khalid Samad and DBKL.
Another new addition this year is the Jasmina Awards, which celebrates creative writing by those aged 60 years old and above.
Aside from that, Hands Percussion takes their creative limits to another level with their brand new production, “Taksu”, their first ever landmark collaboration with Balinese gamelan master, Wayan Sudirana.
KLIAF also continues to collaborate with Damansara Performing Arts Center in their Spectrum series music performances.
Introduced in 2015 by non-profit organisation DiverseCity, KLIAF is an annual celebration of music, dance, theatre, visual arts & literature for all ages.
Check out the full program for KLIAF 2019 at https://www.diversecity.my