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Nutmeg Saga Presentation

  1. 1. THE NUTMEG SAGA A Play Concept (with Music and Dance) Word Forward Presents Wednesday, 9 October 13
  2. 2. An Epic Narrative Poem by Chris Mooney-Singh Published in Lontar Journal, 2013. BASED ON Wednesday, 9 October 13
  3. 3. WF TEAM Director: Jonathan Lim Writer: Chris Mooney-Singh WF Producer: Savinder Kaur Dr I.N. Sedana (Bali music and choreography) Music and Multimeda: Arctic Fox Studio, Ivan Chew Set Design: Ratna Odata (Balinese-Singapore) Wednesday, 9 October 13
  4. 4. Balinese Performance Elements Spore Partner: Gamelan SingaMurti Wednesday, 9 October 13
  5. 5. A narrative poetic text in English Balinese gamelan, topeng (mask dance), wayang kulit Contemporary staging and multimedia highlights. A MIXED PRODUCTION Wednesday, 9 October 13
  6. 6. JAYAWARMAN The story of an imaginary rajah, Jayawarman IX from the beginning of his dynasty. Wednesday, 9 October 13
  7. 7. A mountaintop in Bali Dead rajah dialogues with son, while sharing boiled eggs cooked in the fissures of the volcano Singaporean climbers explore the summit and hear Balinese stories from guide. SETTING Wednesday, 9 October 13
  8. 8. JUXTAPOSTIONS The work takes post- modern techniques of multiple juxtaposed storytelling: past and present, the immortal and mortal worlds, represented by humans, masks and puppets Wednesday, 9 October 13
  9. 9. NARRATIVE CONCEPT Narrative intention: to draw the audience forward discovering through an unfolding story their position on Puputan - warrior sacrifice VS mass ritual suicide Wednesday, 9 October 13
  10. 10. CLIMAX: PUPUTAN ‘Sacrifice by ‘fighting to the death’ Ritual royal mass suicide c.f. passive non- resistance: Satragraha -- Gandhi’s political strategy Puputan Bali, 1906 Wednesday, 9 October 13
  11. 11. COLONIALISM VS ASIAN CULTURE Javanese-Balinese traditions and the ‘spice race’ colonial period overlap with Spore history, also on the ‘spice trade- route’ and a nutmeg producer Wednesday, 9 October 13
  12. 12. SPORE RELEVANCE This post-colonial story is as generic to historical Singapore as to the region To be timed with Spore’s 50 year Birthday Celebration in 2015 Nutmeg and Mace, 2009 ION Orchard's signature sculpture Wednesday, 9 October 13
  13. 13. Phase 1 - Bali Arts Festival production, July 2014 Phase 2 - Melbourne production 2014-15 Phase 3 - Singapore Festival production, 2015 SCHEDULE Wednesday, 9 October 13
  14. 14. A grant to adapt script for dramatic performance Research funding to re- visit Bali - 10-14 days Production grant to mount Phase 1 performance at Bali Arts Festival, July 2014 Furtheer funding to upscale to Melbourne productions and Singapore, 2015 WHAT WE NEED Wednesday, 9 October 13
  15. 15. WORD FORWARD THANKS YOU Wednesday, 9 October 13

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