Sunday, October 31, 2010

30 days to MWATHIRIKA !!!

hello guys!!

yup.. it's 30 days to MWATHIRIKA...

and our country had several big disasters that happened almost in the same time...
the big floods in Wasior- Papua, tsunami in Mentawai island-Sumatra, few times volcano eruption from Merapi mountain-Yogyakarta (which the ashes reached our studio in the middle of the city too) ...
so sad for this...
see these photos... these are the ashes covered papermoon's area.. which are more or less 30 km from the mountain area.. can you imagine... how about those people who live in merapi mountain ?






anyway... the show must go on...
the time is getting shorter... and still many things to do...
though we still keep planning to do something in the refugee camp, we still have to continue the process of MWATHIRIKA...

here i let you to peep the process ...


this is one of the setting... so excited to see this building a.k.a giant puppet to be built! and now we can see it really exist! yeiiy!! thank you iwan effendi, octo cornelius, anton "grewo" and beni!!!
we still have really long process, guys... but we are in a great track!! YEIY!!


..and this one...

this tricycle is called "BECAK"...
(look at the big smile that the BECAK driver has!!! you are photogenic, sir!! yeiiy!! )

because we don't have a big space to do the rehearsal, so we have to bring some settings and properties to other place for the rehearsal.. and we use BECAk for bringing our stuffs! ohhohoho!!! exciting, isn't it?!!




i took some pictures from my motorbike! can not stop to push the button!


and this is a short scene of MWATHIRIKA ..
there still no settings, no lights, no costume, and the puppets were not finished yet..
there will be lots of editing on this scene..

but still... for us it will be interesting if we can share the process to you too !!
so enjoy it, guys!!

yes... we are 30 days to MWATHIRIKA!
getting closer... and will be mORE FUN!!
and hope no more tears...

hugs from our lovely city...
hugs from Yogyakarta...

Saturday, October 23, 2010

joining the carnival !!!


between these crazy days in the studio for preparing MWATHIRIKA and PESTA BONEKA 2010 , Papermoon was joining the Jogja Java Carnival 2010 on October 16th.

This is a birthday carnival for our beloved city's, Jogja a.k.a Yogyakarta!
woohooo!!!
we walked along Malioboro streets ..
and that was the best part... while the super busy street was closed for vehicle and all people walked on malioboro streets!! yeiiyy!!!

i hope that malioboro do that at least every once in a week...
(let's cross your fingers too, guys)

well...that was a FUN experience, though we didn't have lots of time to be prepared.. (that was the worst thing...)
but still, meeting thousand people on the streets, and making some children cried were the great ways to break your busy days! ahahhahaha!!!
just kidding, guys...but yeah.. several kiddos were crying to see the puppets.. (so sorry little kiddos.. we just tried to smile at you...sniff..)
but just some of them were crying.. and mostly they laughed and hugged the puppets! Hooraayy!!!

so, anyway...here i am.. showing the photos of the gang!

hope you enjoy it like we enjoy the parade, guys!!!

"we are waiting in the lines... "


"while the street was the kingdom of puppets"


"say hi !!!"


"this is Yolanda!!!"


"hey!! they are watching us!!"


"and they are trying to..."


"the human's temple"



and here are some of the papermoon gang!! :D

Monday, October 11, 2010

...50 days to MWATHIRIKA...


hello guys..
ffiiiuh... seems like it's so long for not posting things in this page.. hohoooo!!
life is a bit crazy in PAPERMOON!!!

yes... it's 50 days to MWATHIRIKA... and ...ups.. seems i haven't told you about this, but Papermoon is initiating a puppet festival and exhibition, called PESTA BONEKA#2 that will be held on December... yes.. in the same month with MWATHIRIKA..
yes we are insane...
i know... and we try to face the truth that we were born to be insane.. ;P

well..well...well..
still want to keep you posted on what's going on in MWATHIRIKA's process now..

we are still building many things.. MANY THINGS!!!




still using papier mache, rattan, foam, the almighty glue gun, webbing rope, like usual.. but we try some new techniques.. i mean.. new for us.. :)

we work all day long in our tiny studio...with the well inside... yes.. we have well inside our studio! ;)


and after these long days... fiiuuhh...
still lots of things to do, team!!! :D


(here we are... the citizen of the well's studio... me, iwan, octo and grewo... work work work...)

lots of surprise we got for MWATHIRIKA...
and can't wait to tell you, guys... but i have to be really patient...
i want you to get the best surprise when you watch the performance..
so.. better to keep all the details......


but here i will give you little information of MWATHIRIKA...

MWATHIRIKA will be a non -verbal puppet play.. not for children..
and it is a puppet theater...
yes.. it is a puppet theater..

i just really realized it again this evening while we did the rehearsal...
the puppets really move...
and that's the biggest reason why you have to see the performance... and that's the biggest reason why i do puppet in my life...( i love puppets more and more and more!!)

..oo gosh.. i really do puppet theater!!..
i know it is a bit silly, because i said that while i'm an artistic director of puppet theater ...

...but that's what i really learned today..



ooo.. and one more thing..
we'll dedicated 1 day of our performances (which will be held on 3 days) for deaf friends.. :)

so, please give the information to your friends, families, or anyone you know about it..
we want to share MWATHIRIKA for them too...

(that's the latest gifts that Papermoon got in MWATHIRIKA !!! thank you so much, Romo Banar for a super conversation... you reminded me to my long lost passion... )

well..well..well...
this is true...
50 days to Mwathirika... means 50 days deeper to myself...