Travel – Wonderful Indonesia – UK National Tour 2015 : London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow

Wonderful Indonesia – UK National Tour 2015 : London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow

Papermoon Puppet theatre from Yogyakarta on Java,

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.

Participants of PESTA BONEKA #4 :

Australia : Polyglot Theatre

In collaboration with Anton Fajri from Papermoon Puppet Theatre for DRAWBRIDGE PROJECT – an interactive  comic and puppet installation in Kepek Village.

Australia : Cake Industries

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

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

Hungary  : Kovacs Tamas

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

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?”


Kande from Aceh on Sumatra

World music from Kande, folk-ethnic group from Aceh, Indonesia. Kande’s music is strong and moving, with rich vocal texture. Kande is a modern music group, combining Acehnese traditional Islamic percussion and western music instruments like guitar and bass. Kande’s music has been performed as spiritual therapy for survivors of the 2006 tsunami in Aceh.

Kande menampilkan dua lagu andalan dalam konferenai pers Discover Indonesia di Gedung Sapta Pesona, 30 Juli 2015.

Suryo Soemirat, a classical Javanese dance group from the Mangkunegaran Palace of Surakarta in Central Java.

Soeryo Soemirat Dance Studio is one of the organizations in the Kingdom Mangkunegaran in preserving traditional cultural dance palace. Javanese dance is one of the cultural treasures entrenched in Solo area should be preserved, with the goal of keeping the Javanese dance in order to avoid extinction or eroded by modernization that is not aligned with the values of Javanese tradition. Preservation traditional dance in particular needed communication activity between leaders Soeryo Soemirat Studio Dance to his subordinates that consists of dance coaches, board members of the studio to the dance studio.

You can read the other article as following


Indonesian  Ambassador to the UK and Ireland, HE Hamzah Thayeb on Tuesday, 11 August launched the  “UK National Tour 2015 – Discover Indonesia” Cultural tour which showcases some of  Indonesia’s best art performances to British audiences in London, Edinburgh, Cardiff and Glasgow throughout the months of August and September.  The aim of the tour is to promote Wonderful Indonesia as a world class tourist destination that is steeped in a large diversity of cultures.

The troupe comprises the

The UK National Tour 2015 is organized by the British Council and is fully supported by the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia.

On the occasion, British Council UK and Indonesia program manager Jane Showell said that the Discover Indonesia program was part of its four-year Indonesia and UK program, and is part of the British Council’s commitment to creative industries developed by the UK and Indonesian governments.

The UK National Tour’s to be held in  Britain’s main cities during August and September takes place in conjunction with Indonesia’s 70th Independence Day celebrations which falls on 17 August 2015.

Present at the launch were among others, representatives of Bank Indonesia, London Branch, The Coordinating Investment Board (BKPM), the Southbank Centre, the British Council and Garuda Indonesia.

Ambassador Hamzah hopes that by bringing Indonesia’s various artistic performances closer to the British public, audiences here will get to know more destinations in Indonesia alongside the paradise island of Bali.



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