Explore the art of shadow puppetry guided by an authentic Penang puppeteer. This workshop will introduce you to the ancient art form of entertainment and storytelling also known as the 'wayang kulit'. The 'wayang kulit' theatrical performance often depicts mythical and folk tales which are both engaging and enjoyable to the audience.
In this hands-on workshop, we will guide you through the process of making your own "wayang kulit" character, and reveal the age-old techniques to bring the shadow puppets to life. The puppeteer will also teach you how to play traditional musical instruments which are an integral part of the shadow puppet theatre.
Meet at our meeting point - Universiti Sains Malaysia (USM)
Make a shadow puppet character
The puppeteer will brief you on how a shadow puppet character is made using goat skin. You get to choose your own character and bring it to life with tools and colors. This involves tracing, cutting, carving and coloring the characters.
Shadow puppet music class
The puppeteer will teach you to play traditional musical instruments, which are an integral part of the shadow puppet theatre. In the class, he will also provide a tutorial and demonstrate the techniques to play the shadow puppets.
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