Duration: 1 hour
Ages: All Ages
Peperangan Bintang reimagines the film Star Wars by George Lucas like you have never seen it before. Character Designer Tintoy Chuo interprets this classic sci-fi film, using classical Malaysian shadow puppetry known as wayang kulit.
In an effort to preserve a traditional Malaysian art, the sci-fi classic gets a new look.
About the Team
FUSION WAYANG KULIT (Fusion WK) is an award-winning team from Malaysia, founded by Tintoy Chuo and Take-Huat (co-founder) in 2012, with the 13th accredited Master Puppeteer (Tok Dalang): Mr. Pak Dain as chief engineer. The team is invested in reviving traditional shadow puppetry art by merging it with the digital/multimedia realm, and to spread its cultural awareness further afield while preserving the tradition in the roots of its home nation.
As a team, Fusion WK keeps that particular tradition alive by using different subject matters as the basis of their creations, implementing some of the most well-known pop culture icons of the modern age, such as Star Wars, DC superheroes (Batman, Wonder Woman), Bruce Lee, Ed Sheeran, Predator and Japanese mecha (Evangelion, Zaku of Gundam) & Tokusatsu (Ultraman, Kamen Rider). Fusion WK has also created the first ever transformable wayang kulit puppet in the world, the Macross-inspired Valkruda Seta.
The team has been featured on CNN, Wall Street Journal, BBC UK, Al Jazeera America, History Channel, NZZ FOLIO Switzerland, Asahi Shimbun Japan and recognised by the official Star Wars channel. Fusion WK team has performed internationally in Singapore, Thailand, China, Austria and Germany. Visit: www.fusionwayangkulit.com
About the Creators
Pak Dain (Muhammad Dain Bin Othman)
A former teacher and civil servant, Pak Dain is the 13th accredited Tok Dalang (“Master Puppeteer”) of the Kelantan Traditional Malay Shadow Play art school. With more than 30 years of experience in the field of wayang kulit, Pak Dain is the traditional art authority and Tok Dalang for Fusion Wayang Kulit.
A multimedia design graduate from Malaysia who uncovered his true passion in character creation, Tintoy Chuo is the founder and primary concept creator for Fusion Wayang Kulit, Tintoy continues to oversee the project’s main creative direction for overall design, working hard to promote the traditional art to a wider audience.