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Ombak Potehi Performs in Tokyo [Malaysia]

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“After a successful season of performances at the Heritage Celebrations, George Town Festival and Butterworth Fringe Festival in Penang, Ombak Potehi is set to perform in Tokyo from November 2 to 8, 2017. An outreach program of Ombak-Ombak ARTStudio, Ombak Potehi comprises young artists who have learned the art form from the masters and have localized it to attract multiethnic audiences in Penang.

Under the auspices of the Gei Boon Hua Production Company, Dr. Kaori Fushiki, an ardent supporter of Potehi glove puppet theatre in Asia, has invited Ombak Potehi to give a series of performances, workshops, and talks for community audiences in various parts of Tokyo and for the students of Taisho University. Japan Foundation’s Asia Centre Grant for Enhancing People-to-People Exchange will sponsor the events in Tokyo…”

Read the full report by Marco Ferrarese, on Ombak Potehi and the Japan-Malaysia exchange, at Penang Insider.

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