Held in the vicinity of

Bukit St Paul, Bandar Hilir Melaka

24 – 26 November 2017 (10am – 10pm)


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 Bukit St Paul, Bandar Hilir Melaka, Malaysia.

Mustering together from Australia, Russia, Indonesia, United States, Japan, Spain, Malaysia, Netherlands, Belgium and El Salvador, more than 45  artists will gather to brighten the streets of Melaka with various solo and collaborative art performances.

Top highlights for MAPFest 2017 includes the Mapping Programme; site-specific performances improvised based on artists’ disciplines and dance movements which take place in the afternoon at various sites in the vicinity of Bukit St Paul.

Cerita Pendik is a collection of short works under 10 mins duration, performed by various artists in the evening on the top of Bukit St Paul. Cerita Pendik is a perfect platform for artist to showcase experimental works.

On the final night; Sunday, the audience will be treated to a large-scale performance titled Eulogy For The Living that features all the festival artists in collaboration and directed by Tony Yap, Creative Director. A kind of devotional work for making our way in the world and internal journey into the memory of body and soul. We, the living preserve both the past and current, and we allow things to pass – we eulogise ourselves in each passing moment.” Tony Yap.

In addition, there are also the Morning Yoga class, Dance workshop and a Forum open for public participation, free of charge. The festival also features a photo exhibition with the Canossian Alumnae Association to raise awareness for the Canossian Sisters at the Sacred Heart Convent School from 4 Nov onwards.

All the performances and exhibitions are free and open to the public.