Ritual Scissors Dance

Ritual Scissors Dance 


An interpretation of the Scissors Dance, explored using various puppet techniques, and rearrangements of the traditional music with elements of fusion; providing a mystic symbiosis between the puppeteer and the dancer, that takes you into an exhilarating journey to the very heart of this ancestral Peruvian Andean dance, that has been included at UNESCO’s ‘Intangible Heritage of the Humanity’ list.

MUKA SPACE & The Actors Studio Seni Teater Rakyat proudly present

(International Puppet Workshop Performance)

Dates & Times:  23 Jan – 25 Jan 2014
23 – 25 Jan @ 8.30pm 24 & 25 Jan @ 3pm (5 shows)

Venue: Indicine, The Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre

Duration: 45 minutes

Supported by
Kuala Lumpur Performing Arts Centre(klpac)
Kelab Shashin Fotografi KL


José Navarro

Adapted and performed by José Navarro ‘Pishtaco’
Music design by Cameron McBride
Glove Puppets by José Navarro
Flat Puppets by Ayman Hmdom
String Puppets by Richard Cárdenas Leguía

Producer: Easee Gan
Artistic Director: Dr. Deric Gan
Production Advisor: Dr. Loy Chee Luen
Technical Director: Amelia Tan
Production Assistant: Lee Yueh Yi & Jinnie Lim
Technical Assistant: Darryl Peter & Brenda Fang
Graphic Designer: Joel Wong
Multimedia Designer: Juzaili Jamaluddin
Publicists: Elaine Hoh, Pon Ibrahim, Nicholas Chin
Executive Producer: Dato’ Faridah Merican
Artistic Director: Joe Hasham OAM

José Navarro

Peruvian – British artist, Jose Navarro was trained in Mime by Juan Arcos, graduated in Art at Peru’s National University of San Marcos in Lima; and holds an MA in Theatre Practice – ‘Puppetry and Object Theatre’ at Central School of Speech and Drama, University of London – England.

Jose has participated as a soloist with his own shows, at numerous prestigious International Festivals. These are some of them where he has appeared: At the Wayang World Puppet Carnival in Jakarta, Indonesia, at the Shanghai’s ‘Golden Magnolia’ Puppet & Arts Festival in China, at the World Puppet Carnival in Almaty, Kazakhstan, at the 21st UNIMA Congress & World Puppetry Festival in Chengdu, China, at the Istanbul Puppet Festival in Turkey, at the ‘Visiting Arlekin’ Puppet Festival in Omsk, Russia, at the LUT Puppet Festival in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, at the Subotica Children’s Theatre Festival in Serbia, at the Canela’s ‘Bonecos’ Festival in Brazil, at the Festival of Puppetry and Other Forms of Animation in Kharkiv, Ukraine, at the ‘High Fest’ Festival in Armenia, at ‘FITEM’ Puppet Festival in Venezuela, at ‘Euromarionete’ Festival in Arad-Romania, at Buiten Gewoon Festival in Doetinchem, Holland, at the Iper Straatanimatic Festival in Belgium, at the Tehran’s Puppet Festival in Iran, at the Biennale of Adult Puppet Theatre in Lima, Peru, at Buxton Puppet Festival in England, at The Museum of London, at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in Scotland, at the London’s Shakespeare’s Globe Theatre, among others. Jose is a member of the British UNIMA.

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