Missed Out On The Phantom Of The Opera? Don’t Worry, There’s More Art Where That Came From
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Don’t worry if you missed out on watching The Phantom Of The Opera At The Royal Albert Hall stage show on YouTube. The video was only made available for 48 hours, and sadly those 48 hours ended last night.
However, there are plenty of other art performances that are now on the video-sharing platform available to view at your leisure. After all, what better way to spend your days at home than to sit back and relax with fully free art performances?
The global lockdown doesn’t mean you have to miss out on any of the arts. In fact, this is actually the best time for you to fully immerse yourself in the arts- for free! Plenty of art galleries and museums have opened up… digitally, of course! Google Arts & Culture teamed up with over 2,500 different art spaces for you to enjoy- including the notable Museum of Modern Art in New York and The National Gallery of London. (The Lourve has their own virtual tour!)
There are also plenty of “live” events to catch virtually, such as concerts, music shows, musicals, plays, and Broadway shows.
There’s also full videos of art performances of almost anything you want to watch. I mean, there’s even a ballet version of George Orwell’s dystopian novel 1984 performed by the UK’s Northern Ballet and choreographed by Jonathan Watkins. The award-winning adaption will be available for viewing until 3 May 2020.
Malaysian artists have also joined in with at-home virtual concerts and social-distancing live parties. They’ve done this amazing feat with a whole orchestra too!
Local artists have also come together to collaborate and perform together since evidently the MCO has been a source of inspiration for many.
The arts are possibly the only things keeping us sane right now. The music you listen to, the shows you watch on Netflix, and even the content creators you follow on social media: it’s all hard work from entertainers and artists.
In Malaysia, the arts is more or less regarded as an “affluent” activity, and isn’t as normalized as it is in other countries. One such barrier is the price tag that comes with art shows in the country, and it’s also because Malaysians simply do not have a habit of visiting and supporting the local art scene. So why not start cultivating an appreciation for the arts now?
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Anne is an advocate of sustainable living and the circular economy, and has managed to mum-nag the team into using reusable containers to tapau food. She is also a proud parent of 4 cats and 1 rabbit.