Seventh Instalment Features Over 35 Global Artists to Enliven the Historic City of Melaka

MELAKA, Malaysia, Oct. 6, 2015 (Antara/PRNewswire) -- The world's largest and only site-specific art and performance festival on a UNESCO World Heritage site, the Melaka Art and Performance Festival (MAPFest), returns to Melaka from November 27 to 29. Over 35 local and international artists who practice various forms of art from Malaysia, Indonesia, Australia, France, Poland, Singapore and Russia, will muster around St. Paul's Hill and transform the heritage city into a piece of art. The 3-day festival is free and accessible to all.

"MAPFest is a platform created for artists. We strongly believe MAPFest will continue to cultivate artists for the country and the world," said Andrew Ching, founder and producer of MAPFest.

Andrew added that over the years, MAPFest grew into a world-renowned brand amongst the global art community. "The festival has won multiple awards by various local and international bodies. This would be impossible without the continuous and restless support from our artists, partners and fans."

MAPFest 2015 will feature components such as Cerita Pendik (Short Works), visual arts, film screening, forums, workshops, collaborative performances, MAPPING, fine and contemporary arts, and a Children's Art Festival.

"The festival remains free for all, giving the artists a freer range of expression and making the festival unique. Artists freely collaborate, learn and experiment in the fundamental creative spirit. We have contemporary dancers, musicians, visual and new media artists alongside shamans from rural Java. We voice stories of transformations, rites of passages and concerns of the inner conscience. We have highly accomplished artist to work with young and emerging from all social-economic and cultural backgrounds. The profundity of themes and artistic relationships have grown, given birth to many further collaborations, networks and exchanges," said Tony Yap, Creative Director of MAPFest.

MAPFest 2015 is produced by Arts & Performance Festival Melaka Sdn Bhd, initiated by E-Plus Entertainment Productions, and supported by:

* The Ministry of Tourism and Culture
* MyFEST 2015
* Jabatan Warisan Negara
* Majlis Bandaraya Melaka Bersejarah (MBMB)
* Bandar Warisan Malaysia
* Tony Yap Company
* Perbadanan Muzium Melaka (PERZIM)
* The Australian High Commission
* The Kedutaan Besar Republik Indonesia
* The Embassy of France
* Alliance Francaise de Kuala Lumpur
* Estadia by Hatten
* Institut Francais
* iM4U -- Official Volunteer Platform

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