The 9th ASEAN Puppets Exchange

Following a series of ASEAN Puppet Exchange (APEX) workshops across Southeast Asia, over 20 puppet artists and musicians from the APEX collective will gather in George Town from 16-21 October 2016 to collaboratively continue designing the “One ASEAN” story with the focus on the ASEAN economic community. Puppeteers and musicians from Cambodia, Indonesia, Laos, Myanmar, Singapore, Thailand and Japan will come together to join Malaysia’s artists for APEX’s 9th consecutive exchange. The final demonstration of “One ASEAN Story” will be held on 22 October 2016 at 8pm, at MBPP Town Hall in partnership with Joe Sidek Productions of George Town Penang and Artsolute Ltd of Singapore.

The storyline that will be produced in the 6-day-worskhop is titled “APEX Live” which will be the 5th story in APEX definitive storyline of One ASEAN. The theme “Live” shall focus on the ASEAN Economic Community where workshops and demonstration performances will focus on daily life, family and livelihoods in ASEAN.