Adding new and exciting lighting designs to the atmosphere of the performances, Nugroho’s screen also comes in different pieces and shapes. Digital music accompanies the performance yet the most important human element of the performance is still core to “Wayang Bocor”. Actors are seen in front of the screen interacting with the puppets while a narrator, who takes on the duties of a traditional puppeteer, presents simple stories found in society today. With a script, actors and a narrator, Wayang Bocor can be performed without a dedicated puppeteer, a feature that Nugroho built in. Wayang Bocor is a true collaborative effort with each artist on the team – writers, directors, production managers, light technicians, music supervisors – adding in their own elements to these dynamic performances. This collaboration digs deeper into what is possible, creating a fresh contemporary puppet show that is still rich in meaning and importance.
The performance will be opened by the Balinese Ogoh Ogoh by the Bali-based Sanggar Tari Dadong Rerot group. Free Entry!