Wednesday, October 29, 2014

PESTA BONEKA #4 : International Biennale Puppet Festival in Yogyakarta !

International Biennale Puppet Festival
Yogyakarta, Indonesia 2014
5-7 December 2014

PESTA BONEKA  is an international contemporary puppet festival that has been held and initiated by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Indonesia. As the only biennial international puppet festival initiated and host by artist among Southeast Asia , this festival has a different sense of festival, and becomes a very important meeting point of questioning what puppetry could bring to people’s life.
This festival allows all participants to meet each other, to meet audience, and to feel how Yogyakarta could burst a creative life. All meetings will be accomodate through performances, workshops, cooking session, and studio visit.

WHAT's on the MENU ?

1.     17 November – 3 December 2014    : artists in collaboration
Some of the participants will come earlier, and do collaborative work with Papermoon Puppet Theatre and another local artists. Polyglot Theatre (Australia) will come and do cpllaborative work with Papermoon Puppet Theatre and the kids and youth community at Kepek Village, bantul. Cake Industries (Australia) will come earlier to do collaborative work with Papermoon Puppet Theatre and they plan to combine puppetry, mask, robot art and dance.
Jae Sirikarn Bunjongtad from Thailand will come and do a collaboration of exploring shadow puppetry.

2.     4 December 2014                                     : welcome party, studio visit, venue visit.

3.     5 – 6 December 2014                              : FESTIVAL PESTA BONEKA #4
-        Venue     : Auditorium IFI/LIP (Indonesien French Institute/ Lembaga Indonesia Prancis)
 Jl. Sagan No. 3 Yogyakarta
Indiecology Resto & cafe
Jl.  Candra Kirana No. 14 Yogyakarta
-        event       : opening ceremony,  puppet performances & workshops
-         time        : 02.00 pm - end

4.     7 December 2014                                     : FESTIVAL PESTA BONEKA #4
- Venue          :  Kepek Village, Timbulharjo, Bantul.
- event           : puppet performances,  puppet and comic installation , when puppeteers cook,  workshop, closing ceremony.
For these past 2 years, Kepek Carnival has been arised as local festival which allows all people in the village to participate. This time, we would love to combine our International Puppet Festival with the genuine local festival in the village.


Participants of PESTA BONEKA #4 :
  1. Australia : Polyglot Theatre
In collaboration with Anton Fajri from Papermoon Puppet Theatre for DRAWBRIDGE PROJECT – an interactive  comic and puppet installation in Kepek Village.

  1. Australia : Cake Industries

In collaboration with  Iwan Effendi, Octo Cornelius from Papermoon Puppet Theatre for a performance which will combine puppetry, robot and dance.

  1. Thailand : Jae Sirikarn Bunjongtad & Axm Nj

In collaboration with Beni Sanjaya –the puppeteer of Papermoon Puppet 
Theatre. They will extend their collaboration that they wver did in Thailan on February 2014.

  1. Philippines : Anino Shadowplay Collective

will present “ARKIPELAGO : intima ..sea”, about their identity as an archipelagic country, with shadow, body movement and music as the media.

  1. Spain : Belen Rubira

Hambre come is a five and a half minute puppet theatre played only for two people. The story develops inside a suitcase with two peephole through which you can spy what happens inside a restaurant. Without words, the carefully chosen music, heard through earphones, is indispensable to give meaning to the piece and to get the spectator into a unique atmosphere.

  1. Iceland : Bernd Ogrodnik & Hildur Jónsdóttir

“Metamorphosis” is the play that will be performed by Bernd and Hildur.
“Metamorphosis” is a collection of original short stories not told with words, but with the metaphorical grace of Puppets.
The context of the vignettes ranges from the trivial to the metaphysical. A strong emphasis lies on imagery, made possible through the surrealistic quality inherit in Puppets

  1. Mexico, Spain, Indonesia  : GNAYAW Puppet

Based in Surakarta, Indonesia, Gnayaw works with different artistic forms, other than puppet and object theater itself, such as music and theatre. Gnayaw started its work out of traditional wayang kulit, but reinterpreted and gave a new use to its elements, thus, the name of the company was chosen: Gnayaw stands for Wayang spelled backwards.

  1. Hungary  : Kovacs Tamas

Tamas has his first travel to Indonesia this year. Staying here and starting to build his performance with a Polish schenographer.

  1. Japan : Kanade Yagi

Is a performance artist who would love to do experiment on puppetry.
I would like to share the ideas “what is it like to be me?” with audience tracing science experiment in the puppetry context. I expect it would be the opportunity to think about “what is it like to be puppet?”

  1. Indonesia : Papermoon Puppet Theatre,  Anak Muda Bicara Teater ( AMB Teater) and others to go ! :D

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