Finally! Berakhir sudah Malaysian Nite '09 pada tanggal 8 August yang lepas. Dari dulu bercita-cita nak direct play. Tercapai jugak akhirnya. My directorial debut, meant for international.. bukan short play..but a 2-hour one. Woohoo! More importantly, it was a huge success!
How did it start? It was Otago Malaysian Students Association (OMSA) initiative to come out with the play of Si Tanggang. I was assigned to choreograph Ulek Mayang dance (ni last raye punye cite la ngan Praveene kunun nak wat Ulek Mayang). Then I proposed to have silat in the play. They accepted. But being me, who loves to write stories so much, I couldn't keep my mouth shut. I kept on giving them ideas on the storyline until one day they asked if I want to direct the play. Without hesitating, I said yes dan akhirnye.. muncul lah Si Tanggang 2009 in my own version (oh yeah, I made a lot of changes to the story. Diberi nafas baru :P)
5 months of planning and hard work. It was all paid off. Yang penting, the crowd loved it so much. Terbukti sebab we managed to keep all of them until end of the play. As opposed to last year, half of the crowd left during the intermission. Fuhh! Happy happy happy! Funny thing is, people congratulated me and said can't wait for next year's show. Haha the big Q is, will I be doing again for next year? I don't think so hahaha but who knows ;)
Alrighty... enjoy the show! ;)
Suasana dalam auditorium. Still waiting for others
Speech by OMSA President
Opening Scene - Tanggang & Mother
Tanggang - now the cocky captain
The sorceress - a new created character in Tanggang storyline
by me hahahaha
Tanggang broke her mother's heart
Everybody turned into stone
Tanggang hasn't left yet!
Tanggang finally chose to stay home..... what can I say..
I don't like cliche ;)
Among the performances that we had to complement the play:
Hip-hop - biler Tanggang terkena culture shock
Acapella "Malam" - first time Tanggang ternampak Zaitun
Indian dance - when love is in the air
Kompang accompanying the groom
Chinese dance - serenading the wedding
Tanggang was transported back to Tuah era by the Sorceress
Ulek Mayang - Tanggang tried to challenge the spirit but was defeated.
Owh I added Asmaradana in between Ulek Mayang as a fighting dance
Dikir Barat closed the show that nite - denotes a happy ending!