Penang Needs to Develop Public Appreciation of the Performing Arts

By Cher Yee Xin

December 2020 FEATURE
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EVEN BEFORE THE Covid-19 outbreak, the performing arts in Penang were already struggling. In fact, if one considers the huge amount of artistic talent that is available, the sector is definitely underdeveloped and markedly undervalued.Conversations with local performers reveal commonalities in their artistic journeys. In order for practical solutions to be worked out, more light needs to be shed on why the performing arts are floundering in Penang.In most cases, a child’s first introduction to a performing art is due...

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Cher Yee Xin

Born and raised in Penang, Cher Yee Xin is a high school junior currently attending The Lawrenceville School in New Jersey, USA.