ASEAN Puppet Exchange - Live Edition


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Following a series of successful ASEAN Puppet Exchange (APEX) projects across Southeast Asia, over 20 puppet artists and musicians from the APEX collective will be in George Town from 15th to 23th October 2016 to continue workshopping the One ASEAN story. Artist to artist workshops for ASEAN’s socio-cultural development will be held at the MBPP Town Hall, organised by Joe Sidek Productions of George Town Penang and Artsolute Ltd of Singapore. Puppeteers and musicians from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Japan will come together to join Malaysia’s artists for APEX’s 9th consecutive exchange. A demonstration of the workshop outcomes from the APEX visit will be held at 8pm on the 22nd of October at MBPP Town Hall.

APEX Live is the 5th story in APEX definitive storyline of One ASEAN. The theme “Live” shall focus on one of ASEAN’s area of development, economy. Hence the showcase and workshops will focus on daily life, family and livelihoods in ASEAN.

With the ASEAN Puppet Exchange promoting a two way cultural and people to people exchange, there will be greater understandings of our varied livelihoods, and through the tale, forge a common identity.

Visiting artists involved represent the Sovanna Phum Art Association (Cambodia), Jampalao (Laos), SENA WANGI (Indonesia), Htwe Oo Myanmar (Myanmar), Sri Warisan Som Said (Singapore) and Joe Louis Theatre (Thailand). Guest artists include representatives from Utervision of Japan, who will observe and incorporate ideas and ways of intercultural exchange to their practices in Tokyo.

The APEX collective is a membership of over 160 ASEAN puppet artists and practitioners who have come together to develop the mobility of artists and appreciation of ASEAN as one community. Since 2014, APEX has used puppet performances and workshops across Southeast Asia, from Yangon to Jakarta, to help ASEAN’s people recognise and understand the unity and diversity of all ten ASEAN member states’ cultures, stories and languages.

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Sat Oct 22, 2016
8:00 PM - 9:00 PM MYT
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Penang City Hall Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang, Jalan Padang Kota Lama, George Town, 10450 George Town, Pulau Pinang, Malaysia Malaysia
ASEAN Puppet Festival & Exchange