"Salam Kenal : a greeting from Indonesia" Talk by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia Papermoon Puppet Theatre is a 6 year old puppet company based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia. It is ran by Iwan Effendi and Maria Tri Sulistyani (Ria). Drawing on the hip, youthful vibe of Indonesia’s preeminent college town and arts hotspot Yogyakarta, the company uses the whimsy and seeming innocence of beautiful, simple puppets to create multimedia performances. These tackle political persecution and the personal side of history, in a way that promises to bring Indonesian history home and spark dialogue among audience and artists. Combining Iwan's experience as a visual artist and Ria's work as a children's book author and illustrator have resulted into interesting performances on and off the stage. On their one month residency with Manila Contemporary, they are learning, absorbing, observing and sharing life and art in Philippines.
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