3 Reasons To Watch Wayang: Malaysia Kita by MasaKini

Let's share something about Malaysia art and culture today. So have you experience the shadow theatre before? For those who have not I think you should take note about this. The Masakini Theatre Company presents Wayang: Malaysia Kita, their latest foray into the remarkable world of shadow theatreIt's a nostalgic journey of discovery through Malaysia using light, shadow, projections, music and narration; with the actors using their bodies as the medium for creating the characters and props. This is a show that will make you remember why you love Malaysia, with a few surprises along the way.

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3 Reasons To Watch Wayang: Malaysia Kita by MasaKini 


This will be their third installment in their Wayang series which began with The Story of Kuala Lumpur followed by Malaysian Stories. The prevailing theme in all these productions is a unique insight into this country and city we call home with all its indiosyncracies and nuances.

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3 Reasons To Watch Wayang: Malaysia Kita by MasaKini

1. The Oldest Type of Theatrical Storytelling
Shadow theatre itself is such a inimitable form of performance and one of the oldest types of theatrical storytelling. It has its roots in the ancient art of shadow play and puppetry particularly in South East Asian countries like Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia and Vietnam, where for centuries this was a revered form of entertainment.

2. Directed by Local Theatre Doyenne
Director and Masakini founder, Sabera Shaik, is considered one of the doyennes of the local theatre scene, and a trailblazer in the arena of contemporary shadow theatre. Her obvious pride in Malaysian heritage and culture is what drives her to create these distinct accounts of local folklore, icons and everyday Malaysian life.

3. Dancers from Dua Space Dance Theatre & Music by Kevin Vong
The MasaKini actors will be accompanied by dancers from the esteemed Dua Space Dance Theatre and by music from the talented local musician and composer, Kevin Vong.

With this venerable history behind it, Masakini has conceptualised the art of shadow theatre to appeal to the modern audience by using the fundamental idea of having a white screen, a fusion of light and silhouette and narration, to create a very Malaysian story.

Wayang: Malaysia Kita Schedule 

Kuala Lumpur
Date: 30th March to 3rd April (Wednesday to Sunday)
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: Auditorium Bandaraya

Seremban
Date: 8th & 9th April (Friday and Saturday)
Time: 8.30pm
Venue: JKKN Auditorium D’Sury

Tickets will be sold at RM23, RM53 and RM83 for the Kuala Lumpur shows and RM23 for the Seremban shows. The tickets are available for purchase online  at  their Website

There will be a dedicated charity show on Saturday 2nd April 2016 in support of the CherishLife Home – an animal welfare organization committed to rescuing, rehabilitating and rehoming stray dogs and cats, which relies on public funding and private donations.

Tickets are available for purchase from them at RM99 with all proceeds going towards the home for the care of the animals and to pursue their mission of caring for all animals in need and promoting responsible pet ownership. For corporate or group bookings of more than 20, contact 03-6206 4931 during office hours.


For more information Wayang: Malaysia Kita by MasaKini, please visit www.masakinitheatre.com.my

9 comments:

  1. Will this be in English language? It would be interesting to watch this unique style of cultural show.

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  3. I haven't heard of this yet but it sure sounds interesting. I'm always intrigued with cultural backgrounds and traditions. I would love to witness this someday. Thank you for sharing this.

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  4. I like this form of theater art. It's just like the storytelling and dance show of El Gamma Penumbra. Now I'm more interested how they create the images of the shadows.

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  5. That's simply beautiful. If I were in the area, I would never miss a show like that. Come to think of it, I've never seen a show like this live, I've only had glimpses of it in movies and that's it. I have always been fascinated by this kinds of show!

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  6. I used to live in Indonesia and I have seen a shadow puppet show. In the Philippines, we also do that here. We just did it during Earth Hour, too. It's fascinating to watch, especially that it shows the local culture.

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  7. Is this in English? I've watched one in KL, but I guess I might watch it when I know more about the plot~

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  8. Shadow Theater looks like a great concept of telling stories. It leaves room for creativity and imagination.

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