Quick Visual Update!

Lantern-making Workshop @ Perch (refugee centre) & Ozanam (women's shelter)

Off-day & Elly's last day in Malaysia @ Magick River

Lantern & Performance Workshop @ Kung Min's School for Pudu Arts Festival

Mapping Workshop @ House 15, Batu Arang

Eco-Creative Camp @ Batu Arang

At the Malaysian Yoga Society, Batu Arang

Fire/Earth/Water/Air Workshop @ White House Hospice, Batu Arang

August/September 2010

We’ve completed our last workshop with the volunteers from Central School of Speech & Drama on the 8th July. Facilitated by Bryn Jones & Nurul Mohamad, the team of volunteers will depart London for Malaysia end of July.

They will be in Malaysia for the placement with Fallen Leaves in Batu Arang, Selangor for a month to create & share their work.

Watch this space for August & September!

Nurul, Melinda, Christie, Sean, Elly & Becky (from left)

Update of Fallen Leaves

Fallen Leaves have been facilitating workshops around Batu Arang collaborating with the other NGOs in that area. Below are the latest images of those workshops courtesy of Beatrice & Gerard, the volunteer nurses from the White House!

Some of those images also included the performance by Fallen Leaves in the MAP Art Festival 2010 held in April.

Artwork by Lee Boy

Fallen Leaves at Bangun! Chew Clan Jetty

The fantabulous Fallen Leaves Theatre Company – Malaysia’s only people’s theatre, composed entirely of people recovering from drug addiction – will be appearing at the Bangun! festival. They will be performing street theatre and at the opening, so be sure not to miss it.

Calling All Volunteers!

Fallen Leaves needs YOU!

FLTC needs open-minded, reliable, fun and energetic people to join our team as volunteers!

Everone is welcome, but we especially need people with transferable skills to pass on to our members to further strengthen their recovery and reintegration into society.

Webmasters, filmmakers, photographers, artists, designers all welcome!

If you are interested in working with lively, loving and creative people, then contact Jade @ mycloudbreak@gmail.com for more info.

Don’t delay! Volunteer today!

Feedback From AIS

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We had a cracking time at Australian International School on June 18th, combining Fallen Leaves interactive theatre technique with performance poetry and more to discuss and explore issues of drug addiction adn sexual health with over 200 young people. One of the teacher’s kindly sent us some feedback through, which we’ve included below:

“very funny, clever and thought provoking.  One of the things I really liked about it was that at the end, our students – some of whom can be very discriminatory when it comes to lack of privilege – were honoured to spend time with men who were HIV positive and/or with a history of drug abuse.  They truly got an education and I am appreciative of that.”

“I admire what you are doing and I personally really enjoyed the show.  It was hilarious.  I know that our students really enjoyed it.”

Thanks, Ms. O! from all at FLTC.

Terbiar! Reports

Hello All,

Apologies for the long hiatus. Here’s an update of the recent Terbiar! event held at the old Lost Generation Space (Lorong Permai). It was – for us – a very special & intimate show and hopefully everyone there had as much interesting time as we did. We started with a workshop few hours before showtime with a few theatre games and warm-up session leading to our interactive theatre performance.

Note: Everyone was exceptionally good with the Kungfu moves in ‘Pass the KungFu’. Good to know.

Terbiar! “unofficially” started around 7pm. Guests were welcomed from wayyy down the hill by a parking attendant (Rufus); a girl with a leopard top offering favours (Nurul); music buskers (Lokman, Augustine & Minder); a pusher (Manap); two suspicious looking man from the ‘back alley’ (Victor & Azahar) and finally a bouncer (Yeoh).

No one bought anything from Manap, if that’s what you’re asking. Heh.

After that little adventure the audience were brought into the space – all seated in the centre – the stage surrounding them. The play began with Rufus counting his earnings from attending cars. It ended with a question mark (or at least that’s what we hoped for). Here’s a few pictures for you to enjoy which includes the evening workshop and the post-show discussion. We had a blasts, thank you all for the support!

For more pictures, please head over to our Facebook group 🙂2987_158390585127_568380127_6496787_5643585_n

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Also, videos will be uploaded soon. Watch this space.