Cita Seni: Movingly Wayang
In Movingly Wayang, Cita Seni invites Nurfaizal Jaafar and Mohamed Norazam Hakub from Sri Setia Pulau Singa to showcase the semblance of the Kelantanese Wayang Kulit – a traditional form of puppet shadow play. Both key members of the Singapore-based cultural group are privileged to have been under the tutelage of Pak Soh Lapok, a renowned Tok Dalang from Kelantan.
In Southeast Asia, this performative art form functions as the repository of traditional wisdom and noble values. Today, its relevance as an educational and artistic medium still attract interests and enthusiasm. To replicate this art form in the context of a cosmopolitan city like Singapore demand for an immense effort and passion. Sri Seti Pulau Singa has been actively promoting an adapted version of the Wayang Kulit repertoire to local audiences. These cultural performers and artists aspire to develop Singapore’s own version where the island’s modern setting moves the Wayang Kulit puppetry into a uniquely urban style, yet maintaining its poetic structure and spirit.
About Sri Setia Pulau Singa
Coming from Dikir Barat background, it is of no surprise that the members of Sri Setia Pulau Singa develop an interest in yet another Kelantanese traditional art form –– the Wayang Kulit. Sri Setia Pulau Singa received training from Pak Soh and aims to bring Wayang Kulit to the hearts of Singapore cultural enthusiasts.