A new Performance Work, in development 2014-2015 between Australia and Malaysia.
Following research into Taoist Shamanistic Ritual in Malaysia between 2012-2013, and especially inspired by a month-long observation of Penang’s famous Hungry Ghost Festival, WeiZen Ho and Alan Schacher initiated an interdisciplinary performative interpretation of their experiences.
This video represents documentation from stage 1 showings of a work in progress,
14 & 15 November 2014, Penang, Malaysia.
Presenting company : Gravity Research Institute Inc. Australia
Alan Schacher & WeiZen Ho (Australia): Performers and Project Co-Creators
Aida Redza (Malaysia): Performer/Co-Devisor
Victoria Hunt (Australia): Performer/Co-Devisor
Robbie Avenaim (Australia): Musician, percussive robotic sound installations
Pongpassakorn Kulthirathum (Thailand): Video Artist
Tan Sooi Beng: Cultural Advisor, Ombak-Ombak Artists’ Collective, Penang
Venue: penangpac (Performing Arts Centre of Penang), Malaysia.
This stage of the project would not have been possible without our Malaysian Project Partners:
penangpac & Ombak-Ombak .
We thank Melaka Arts and Performance Festival and E-Plus Entertainment for their support and advice.
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.
Camera: Phin Oswald
Edit: Doa Karan