Wednesday, June 14, 2017


The journey starts at a dark, cold and wet place.
It is silence, all we could hear is the sound of water drops to the water pool.
You could feel your cold feet, and your skin could feel the crisps air, though this is summer time.

A light, bright, shinny paper was made at that dark, cold and wet place.
It’s the place where a little girl got used to drown herself into the water pool after the working hours.
The place where you could see their workers worked for hours without saying any words.
The place where you could hear someone talked to all of the tools, saying that they will survive for another year

A light, bright, shinny paper was made its journey right after that place.
From a painter’s veranda- touched by a smooth brushes and inks, to the palace walls..
From a clerk’s table – got wrinkles after a jammed typewriter, to a soldier’s pocket in a war field.

It’s there, to keep all stories that you couldn’t remember.

The paper is translucent.
Just like our memory.
Just like the relationship between you and me.

( THE TRANSLUCENCE, by Papermoon Puppet Theate)


After 6 months of slowing down, take a breath, and doing little bit more of readings and brainstorming, we are pumping our energy right now for our upcoming production.

On 2015, we were invited by Museum of Art Kochi to do residency for 1 month.
In that journey, we found that Kochi is well known for its washi paper. There are several little factories in some villages, and we visited several places of washi making in Kochi.

Then we decided to use washi for that period of staying.



 But we found that we need more time to understand washi. Then we talked to Yamaura san, the curator of the museum, about another idea of exploring washi in the future.

Then the time came.

This year, from the period of 30 June-30 July, we will go back to Kochi to do another residency with a washi paper mill.
Not only that, we will do collaboration with local dancers and also composer to produce a new play, based on our research about washi.

The tittle is "THE TRANSLUCENCE" , or in Indonesia we call it "yang tembus cahaya".

This time, a full team from Papermoon will be going and spend time working together in Kochi...

Will update you the whole stories, guys..

And we hope to see you in Kochi !

For futher information about the project, 
please click THIS LINK

Sunday, March 26, 2017

CERITA ANAK (Child's Story)

Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) takes pre-school children and their adults on a sea journey never to be forgotten.
Climb aboard and be rocked and rolled across a strange ocean, dive to the bottom of the sea, hear stories on the wind and in the currents of the water, and face great danger before coming to safe harbour.
Cerita Anak (Child’s Story) is inspired by the seafaring history of Java, Indonesia, and a true tale of a small boy’s arrival in Australia. Cerita Anak places children at the heart of the story by inviting the audience, young and old, to be passengers on this adventure on the high seas.
Combining puppetry, song, shadow imagery and sound, the show bustles with all the life of the ocean – from the fish below to the birds above – while evoking the majesty and mystery of the sea itself.
Cerita Anak was in part developed in a fishing village north of Java, where Melbourne's Polyglot Theatre and Indonesia's Papermoon Puppet Theatre worked with local children to create this exquisite encounter.
Empowering its young audience as they navigate the high seas, Cerita Anak is also a timely reflection of the refugee experience and the history of our region.
Get The Tickets : HERE


This is the third years for Papermoon Puppet Theatre and Polyglot Theatre building 'CERITA ANAK'. On 2015, Sue Giles (Artistic Director or Polyglot Theatre) and Anna Tregolan (Set Designer of Cerita Anak) came to Yogya, and we did the first stage of development process for CERITA ANAK in Lasem (Central java), and Kepek (Bantul, Yogyakarta).

The second development process happened in Yogya again, while Sue, Anna and Steph O'Hara (music composer of Cerita Anak) came to do 'the making' and research process.
Then the third development process happened in Artplay-Melbourne, when Ria (Co. Artistic Director of Papermoon Puppet Theatre), Anton fajri (artistic team of papermoon), and Wulang Sunu (animator of Cerita Anak) came.  We did several workshops with children to try some parts of CERITA ANAK.
In between those process, Polyglot Theatre did several workshop with Dinjerra children, and through pictures and drawings they made, they could tell their experience of what 'boats' for them.
So, here we are now.. 
getting ready to do our world premiere of CERITA ANAK (Child's Story).
This 'immersive theatre' will bring audiences to different  experience.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

hello 2017 !!

Hello 2017 !
we are slowing down a bit
to find a new beat.


Upcoming SCHEDULE :

March 30 - April 2nd, 2017
CERITA ANAK, feat. Polyglot Theatre
for ASIA TOPA in Melbourne Art Centre

June-July 2017
Artist in Residence 
at Museum of Art Kochi, Japan