this session of Moments with Yellowshorts, Nicholas speaks to 2 very inspiring gentlemen who are on a mission to revive a dying Malaysian cultural heritage, using one of the most interesting subject matter to capture the hearts and minds of the younger generation, exposing them to the intricacies and heritage which is the art of Shadow-Play or in the malay language, Wayang Kulit.
Wayang Kulit is one of Asia’s most canada goose españa enduring cultural art forms and Malaysia has several incarnations of the art form which differ from the other Asian countries such as Indonesia and Cambodia.
Spearheading this new effort to introduce this cultural art form to the masses is Pak Dain of Kelantan and Tintoy Chuo; Pak Dain is one of Malaysia’s foremost shadow-play expert and historian having established the most comprehensive ‘Wayang Kulit’ cultural sanctuary in his hometown Kelantan, while Tintoy Chuo, is a young modern character design artist who specialise in innovative and creative designs for marketing and branding purposes.
These two unlikely individuals are now united to bring the art of shadow-play to the new generation by merging the traditional and the modern; Tintoy came up with the idea to create a shadow-play performance but using the storyline and characters from Star Wars, specifically the 1st movie, A New Hope, and Pak Dain will be translating the vision of George Lucas into a traditional adaptation that will surely captivate the audiences.
This interview take us into the heartcanada goose europe of this little project, that is to make shadow-play exciting for a new generation of audiences.