Upcoming Performances

  • Wayang Siang (work-in-progress title), 2010

Sunday, October 21, 2007

New Pictures

New photos from the Wayang Rakyat show at The Curve on 20 October 2007.

Photos by Khoo Eng Yow.

Wednesday, October 17, 2007

Painting Puppets

After the first performance of Projek Wayang's Wayang Rakyat, entitled 'Sang Kancil dan Sang Buaya', several members of the audience stepped up and asked how we made the puppets. We used perspex instead of leather (it's a reflection of what environment we're in, one can posit) and painted them as you can see below.

This is Aziz painting the Pohon Konsumerism.

Taken by Gan Siong King. Puppets designed by Fahmi Reza.

(more pics here)

Friday, October 12, 2007

Sang Kancil @ The Curve (Part 3)

Final part of Sang Kancil dan Sang Buaya.

Sang Kancil @ The Curve (part 2)

Second part of the Sang Kancil story.

Sang Kancil @ The Curve (part 1)

This is our first Projek Wayang video, ever!

Part 1 of 3. More to come.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

Pak Pandir!

Here's a very quick look at the soon-to-be-made Pak Pandir puppet, that will be making its first public appearance at The Curve this Saturday, 20 Oct, and Sunday, 21 Oct! It's not the final design yet, but it's nearly there (we're getting rid of the mustache, which isn't really working).

Designed by Fahmi Reza.

Wednesday, October 3, 2007

Updated Flyer

Here's the updated flyer for our performances at The Curve. Feel free to distribute!

Tuesday, October 2, 2007

New timings for Projek Wayang shows at The Curve

Hi guys,

Just to inform you that there's been a small change in the Wayang Rakyat performances at The Curve, because of requests from the organizers. Here are the three remaining performances, along with time and titles:

7 Oct - 2pm - Sang Kancil and Sang Buaya
20 Oct - 2pm - Pak Pandir and the Pot of Honey*
21 Oct - 2pm - Pak Pandir and the Pot of Honey*

(*title might change to Pak Pandir and the Fighting Rooster)

Please note that the children's puppet workshop will still be happening at 12pm on both 20 and 21 October 2007.

Venue is still the center court at The Curve.

Pics from gig at The Curve

Sang Monyet monkeying around on-screen, after the show at The Curve. Projek Wayang was situated at the center court of the mall.

Azmyl Yunor, having a go at being the dalang :)

A blurry shot of Aziz (left) and Azmyl (right) as they fiddled with the puppets after the show.

We'll try and take more pics at the next performance, which is this coming Sunday, 7th October, at 2pm (more on change of time later).

Monday, October 1, 2007

First public performance of wayang rakyat

Yesterday was Projek Wayang's first full performance of wayang rakyat - a shadow puppetry form based on and adapted from the Wayang Kulit Siam tradition that tells Malayan/Malaysian folk stories (such as the mischievous mousedeer, Sang Kancil, and the blundering village fool, Pak Pandir). It was performed in a mall, quite apt since a lot of Malaysians linger in these behemoths of capitalist enterprise.

From what I noticed after the 20-minute performance, people were very happy to have caught the show; it's probably something they didn't expect to happen in a mall!

Some pics to come, and hopefully by the time we re-perform this show next Sunday, we'll get someone to video it.