ESPLANADE – ‘SANG: A JOURNEY TO RETURN HOME’

13jan(jan 13)6:30 pm14may(may 14)10:00 pmESPLANADE – ‘SANG: A JOURNEY TO RETURN HOME’YOGYAKARTA, INDONESIA
'Sang: A Journey to Return Home' manifests Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s abiding interests in the bonds humans have with each other and nature. Inspired by communities that make the river their homes, the work celebrates the life-giving energy of human relationships and nature.

Event Details

Esplanade – ‘Sang: A Journey to Return Home’ 

Papermoon Puppet Theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia

13 January – 14 May 2023

‘Sang: A Journey to Return Home’ manifests Papermoon Puppet Theatre’s abiding interests in the bonds humans have with each other and nature. Inspired by communities that make the river their homes, the work celebrates the life-giving energy of human relationships and nature. Inhabiting the Esplanade Concourse, the installation comprises larger-than-life puppets, stilt houses and miniature puppets created from materials including papier-mache, wood and rattan. The work traces Sang’s encounter with the giant guardian Kali, who takes the form of an enormous puppet. Kali, whose name originates from the word “river” in Javanese, keeps watch over this cluster of homes and its inhabitants. Sang’s journey of discovering who Kali is and remembering what he once was serves as an allegory for the desire to protect and preserve the bonds that truly matter.

Event and image from Esplanade, March 2023

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Time

January 13 (Friday) 6:30 pm - May 14 (Sunday) 10:00 pm

Location

Yogyakarta, Indonesia