Saturday, July 24, 2010

Borneo Arts Festival in Labuan

LABUAN: Several performing art groups from around Borneo will be at the Borneo Arts Festival 2010. Director of Tourism Malaysia Sabah Mohd Roslan Abdullah said Labuan was chosen to hold the Borneo Arts Festival 2010 on August 6-8, as it is a centre of multi-cultural people living together.

The event is being organised by the Labuan Malaysia Tourism Ministry, government agencies, private sectors and NGOs in Labuan.

Fourteen genres of stage performances will be performed during the festival by groups around Borneo including from Brunei.

Among the performances are lion dance, medley dance, Labuan ethnic dances, Sabah ethnic dances, Sarawak ethnic dances, sape, bamboo music, fusion music, singing, aerobic dance, live band, acoustic guitar performance, contemporary dance and ‘Bang a Drum’.

Art contests will be organised during the festival such as in Visual Art, Borneo Artistic Photo, Teen Graffiti, Shoe Graffiti, Creative Moulding, Decorated Bicycle, Borneo Cuisine, Borneo Top, Scooter Attack, Face Sketching, Egg Art Painting and Food Sculpturing.

The champion will receive a cash prize of RM5,000, while second prize is RM3,000 and third prize RM1,000. In addition, RM500 each will be given as consolation prizes to participants.

The Tourism Ministry’s objectives in organising the event is to discover talents, expand creativity and provide an avenue for the people here to appreciate the beauty of art.

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