Esplanade Presents


Jalinan Kusam di Lemari Sosi – Pieces of reminiscence

Flying Balloons Puppet (Indonesia)

20 May 2023, Sat, 8pm & 9.30pm

21 May 2023, Sun, 3pm


(Intermission: None)

Esplanade Annexe Studio

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The jangling of keys, repeated over and over, a reminder of a past that is starting to fade...


Created by Indonesia’s acclaimed Flying Balloons Puppet, Jalinan Kusam di Lemari Sosi – Pieces of reminiscence tells the story of an old woman living in her own mind and memory. As she searches for her keys, she unearths scattered memories and dreams buried in drawers, recognising the social constructs that have shaped her into who she is today. What would she have changed, if she could? How she was raised, the work she did, her life partner—what of the social pressures that lead her to make those choices?


Jalinan Kusam di Lemari Sosi – Pieces of reminiscence represents the absurd reality of social and cultural pressures, touching on the very real challenges and expectations faced by women today. Having first premiered at the international puppet theatre festival Pesta Boneka in Yogyakarta and later developed and restaged at Helateater 2023 in Jakarta, Jalinan Kusam di Lemari Sosi – Pieces of reminiscence uses intricate puppetry made from rattan, used wood, fabric and thread, manipulating both objects and actors to tell an honest and intimate story.


Floor seating only.

This is a non-verbal performance.

Admission Age:
13 and above.
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Artist Information

Flying Balloons Puppet

Flying Balloons Puppet is a puppet theatre company based in Bantul, Yogyakarta, Indonesia. The company was founded in 2015 by theatre practitioner Rangga Dwi Apriadinnur while studying at Arts Institute of Indonesia Yogyakarta. Since its conception in 2015, Flying Balloons Puppet has produced more than 10 productions including original and collaborative works. In 2018, Flying Balloons Puppet collaborated with Australian puppet artist Gwen Knoxx for the sixth edition of Pesta Boneka held by Papermoon Puppet Theatre, for the performance of Sori in the Land of Lembuna that discusses environmental pollution in river habitats. In 2019, the company debuted their latest production depicting orangutans and their home, Pongo Abelii, at Georgetown Festival. 

Date & Time

20 May 2023, Sat


Esplanade Annexe Studio


Esplanade Annexe Studio

21 May 2023, Sun


Esplanade Annexe Studio
Tickets & Prices

Students, NSFs, Seniors & PWDs

Price $18 $15

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