Potehi Journeys: Glove Puppet Theatre from Taiwan, Indonesia and Penang
Date: 19-20 Aug 2016
Time: 7:45PM, 8:45PM, 9.:30PM
Venue: Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi
Contact: Tan Sooi Beng at [email protected]
The traditional art of Potehi was earlier performed for gods in temples, but it is increasingly finding relevance with contemporary audiences. This August, the puppets are once again set to bring stories to life at Potehi Journeys.
The Taiyuan Puppet Theatre Company, who has given more than 300 performances in major venues such as the London’s Festival Hall, will present The Sea of Puppets and Marco Polo, combining traditional style glove puppet theatre with new stories. Also featured is Fu He An from Indonesia, who will play traditional Chinese stories such as Sun Ngo Kong and Sie Djien Kwee in Bahasa Indonesia. Penang’s oldest Potehi troupe Beng Geok Hong who has performed in Taiwan, will present Fan Li Hua, Xue Ding Shan and Fate in a Dream using Penang-style glove puppets. All troupes will have live musical accompaniment.