For closing the busy year of 2015,
Papermoon Puppet Theatre will do a collaborative performance with the students of Theatre and Dance Department from University of New Hampshire .
Papermoon Puppet Theatre is invited to handle a class for this semester, and also to build a world premiere performance with the students.
The story is inspired from the people who got stigmatized by the society , as the victims of the political turmoil - and also about the people who always hide the fact that they were the part of the dark history.
To retreive the loss history of our homeland in 1965 - 50 years after it happened, we decided to produce this performance, with the Theatre students in America.
SEMATAKAKI is about the people..
who try to hide the red color on their feet.
This time we will perform - for the first experience- in a thrust stage.
The stage itself has 3 areas for audiences' seats.
For our type of puppetry, this is pretty challenging...
But we know, that this will be very interesting! :)
we are working with 12 casts,
8 of them will be the puppeteers, and all most of the casts will wear masks.
All of them never worked with bunraku-type of puppetry before.
So, yes... this production will be brand new experience, for everybody!
which we find.. again, very exciting! :D
This is Tanamera.
One main character that we buid in New Hampshire.
Her appearance will be presented in puppet, and also an actress, whose also dance.
And these all the masks that Iwan Effendi made.
We are using papier mache technique, using clay for the mold.
we had some students (whose not the casts) helping us on layering the papier mache,
and either on building our sets and props - as the part of their class.
Here, we learn how the big productions are built in States.