If you're someone who enjoys arts performances, the Shantanand Festival of Arts would be a fantastic show to catch up on this weekend. Premiering on Astro Vaanavil (201) from April 14 - 16 at 6 PM, this year they have a highly diverse range of performances and varied forms of arts of our culture that awaits you.

The Shantanand Festival of Arts is a much-anticipated annual event that celebrates Malaysia's vibrant spirit and cosmopolitan character. This year’s edition promises to be even more spectacular, with a wide range of programs and activities lined up for all artists and art enthusiasts.

Here are the FOUR reasons why Shantanand Festival of Arts (SFA) is a ‘must-watch’ show…

1. Diverse cultural heritage in the fields of Performing Arts, Visual Arts & Culinary Art

The show is a combination of music, dance, drama, culinary arts, visual arts, and travel to heritage which includes the rich cultural heritage of this nation and the region. As it says, through the show - Malaysians could enjoy the celebration of Malaysia’s diverse arts and culture scene that serves as a platform for artists and art enthusiasts to come together and showcase their talents.

2. A vibrant and diverse show that will appeal to a wide range of audiences

The arts have the power to bring people together, foster understanding and appreciation for different cultures, and inspire us in ways that few other things can. The show will be a celebration of life through art and its diverse colours as our deep-rooted history. By showcasing a variety of art forms and highlighting unique cultural traditions and histories of Malaysia, the Shantanand Festival of Arts serves as a celebration of life through art. With that spectators can gain a deeper understanding and appreciation for the rich cultural heritage of the country.

3. Huge and great ensemble of artists

The show will feature artists from seven leading institutions, including the Sutra Dance Company, Laasya Arts, and Akasha, who will be sharing the stage with TFA students.

By bringing together artists from different backgrounds and disciplines, SFA aims to foster creativity, cultural exchange, and appreciation for the arts. The festival also serves as an opportunity for artists to network, collaborate, and learn from one another.

Having said that, the audience can enjoy an amazing kaleidoscope of dance, drama, and music performances by renowned Malaysian talents such as Datuk Zainal Abidin, Datuk Ramli Ibrahim, AkashA, and many more in the line.

4. A show to awaken the senses and engage viewers in an immersive artistic experience

The inclusion of epic dance dramas like Ramayana, Midsummer Night’s Dream, Butterfly Lovers, Legend of Mahsuri, and Taj Mahal, some of which have become well-known favorites among theater-goers in Kuala Lumpur offers a wonderful opportunity to revisit these timeless classics. By bringing these epic dance dramas to the forefront of the festival, the Shantanand Festival of Arts offers a chance for audiences to experience the grandeur and beauty of these works and to gain a deeper appreciation for the artistry and cultural significance that they represent.

It can be an exciting and enriching opportunity to discover these classic performances and experience the magic of live theater and dance. With that, don't miss watching this graceful and joyous show on Astro Vaanavil, it could be a great way to immerse yourself in Malaysia's rich artistic heritage and discover new forms of expression.