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Potehi Journeys: Glove Puppet Theatre from Taiwan, Indonesia and Penang

Date:

  • 19-20 Aug 2016

    7:45PM, 8:45PM, 9:30PM

venue:

Seh Tek Tong Cheah Kongsi

contact:

Tan Sooi Beng
sbtan2@gmail.com
FREE

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. 

ADDRESS:

George Town Festival Secretariat
c/o Joe Sidek Productions Sdn. Bhd. (897447-P)
1st Floor, 86 Armenian Street
10200, George Town, Penang
Malaysia

CONTACT INFORMATION
Phone: +604 261 6308
Fax: +604 261 6305
Email: info@georgetownfestival.com
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