NO STRINGS ATTACHED 2021
No Strings Attached is an annual mini festival in Singapore hosted by Paper Monkey Theatre. It aims to promote the various forms of puppetry to wider audiences. Going into its fifth year, the puppetry festival serves as a platform to gather reputable puppetry groups around the world for exchange and interaction, and to perform for the world.
ANGOON’S GARDEN / Artist: Sirikarn Bunjongtad
This is an autobiography of Angoon Malik, a lady wh...
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Internet & Mobile:
21 Oct 2021, 9am
21 Oct 2021, 10am
Approximately 20 - 35 minutes (Each video)
English, Chinese, Malay and Thai
Valid for access till 12am the day after the selected show date
Rating: General [G]
Sirikarn Bunjongtad, Thailand
Founder of Puppet by Jae in 2017, Sirikarn Bunjongtad graduated with a major in theatre design from Srinakarinwirot University. She has been working as a puppeteer and puppet maker for 17 years and last year she received a grant from Asian Cultural Council (ACC) to travel to the US to study more about puppetry. She is also an artist in residency at Taiwan’s Lize Puppet Art Colony, and was also an artist in residency in South Korea during 2011. Previously she has won the Best Director during the World Puppet Carnival in 2012 and just last year she also received an award from the Theatre for Children and Youth during the Bangkok Theatre Festival.
Bonnie Kim, USA
Bonnie Kim, multidisciplinary & puppet artist and teaching artist based on Hawaiʻi Island, received her Master of Fine Arts degree in Theatre from University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa, focusing on arts education with puppetry, masks and movement. Her passion for puppetry has led her to travel to study and create various types of puppetry works, such as giant puppets, hand puppets, Czech marionettes, shadow puppets and rod puppets in the United States, Europe and Asia. Her puppet shows and works have been presented in Hawaiʻi, US mainland, Germany, Spain, Italy, Norway, Czech Republic, Korea, Cambodia, Thailand and Indonesia. She has also done numerous collaborative multidisciplinary projects with other artists in Hawaiʻi, Europe and Asia.
Amelia Tan, Malaysia
Amelia Tan is director, actor, lighting designer and puppet maker. She is currently the Artistic Director of ACX Productions. She has won multiple awards in her career, and carries expertise ranging from lighting design, stage makeup, actor training, physical training, voice training and acting. She is currently pursuing her Master in Dance at University of Malaya, and works as an Acting Instructor of Drama & Visual Department in New Era College.
Aside from representing Malaysia as a performer in various countries, Amelia’s passion in puppetry in reflected in her participation in ASEAN Puppet Festival, Chiang Mai, Thailand (2013), World Puppet Carnival Jakarta, Indonesia (2014), Harmony World Puppet, Bangkok, Thailand (2015), Harmony World Puppet, Kanchanaburi, Thailand (2017) as well as No String Attach Festival, Singapore (2017). As a full-time theatre practitioner and educator, she is passionate about bringing theatre art to people of different age and different area.
Amelia is joined by Wei Loy and Giant who are directors, actors, playwrights, and puppet makers who co-directed in an award-winning Shadow Puppet Play “Hoong Siamang Hooong” in 2019.
Ci Xuan Lim, Singapore
Ci Xuan is in the 3rd year of university, with a double major in Department of Chinese Studies and English Language and Literature (Theatre Studies) in National University of Singapore (NUS). She is also an associate artist of SPLIT Theatrical Productions and a member of ARTivate (the youth wing of Drama Box, under the mentorship of Kok Heng Leun). Her acting credits include 南柯一梦之如梦 (Dream Under the Southern Bough: Reverie) and Oedipus鞭爱 by TOY Factory, Prayer Meeting and COLOURS by Split, Not Far Away directed by Natalie Hennedige & Julius Caesar: Shakespeare in the park by Singapore Repertory Theatre. She is also a founding member of literary collective Matter.less, the director of “Re;Verse” series which experiments poetry with different performative mediums.
Clara Janssen, Singapore
Clara Janssen is a theatre maker and performer. She trained at School of the Arts Singapore (SOTA) and East15 Acting School, and she is continuing her theatre education at Rose Bruford College. This year, she was a performance artist for Telematic Dreaming at Singapore Art Week 2021, and acted in A-Care-ium (2021) at Etcetera Theatre London, alongside storyboarding Pebble (2021) for Paper Monkey Theatre.
Huang Suhuai, Singapore
Suhuai is a visual artists and graphic designer based in Singapore. She has written and translated many theatre plays since 2014, including plays for young audiences. She began to take an interest in puppetry theatre since her study of Fine Art. Suhuai feels that the aesthetics of theatre are as important as the content. She has directed two small-scale puppet shows so far, include Flying Post (2019) and Orange (2020).
In this year's No Strings Attached digital festival, we are excited to present 3 short documentaries by NAFA Interdisciplinary project: SEA Puppetry. These documentaries serves as an important educational resource that sheds light on the art of puppetry in South East Asian - its cultural histories & heritage, symbolism, and myriad challenges it faces in remaining relevant in the contemporary. We hope these documentaries will be able to bring about interest and knowledge and of the art of puppetry to everyone.
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