[World Puppetry Series]
21/22/23 November 9.00pm
Traditional Sri Lankan Dances X Ritual Scissors Dance
Puppet Art Museum (Sri Lanka) & Jose Navarro (Peru) with Malaysian Puppetry Association
In conjunction with Malaysia International Puppetry Festival 2014, Muka Space & PuppetKu’s Theatre proudly presents two renowned world-class puppetry dances - Traditional Sri Lankan Dances performed by Sri Lanka Puppet Art Museum and Ritual Scissors Dance performed by Jose Navarro ‘Pishtaco’.
Traditional Sri Lankan Dances includes five dances namely Saraswati Devi Dance, Konanga Dance, Salupaliya Dance, Depitawilakuwa Dance and another devil dance. Meanwhile, Jose Navarro uses puppetry, dance and a new fusion arrangement with mime and scissors dance in his exploration and interpretation of the traditional Peruvian Scissors Dance, which is under UNESCO’s list of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity.
The performances are physically and visually captivating, and are able to cross language barriers to be enjoyed throughout the world.