Rumput and All the Saints
Mon Sept 13 @ 7:30pm
Tickets $10 advance/$15 day of
Radical Shadows, Music, and Puppets with Rumput and All the Saints!
A COVID Support Fundraiser for Indonesian Artists.
New performances of innovative music, scrolling artwork, shadow theatre, and radical puppets with Richmond’s own Rumput and All the Saints Theater Company.
Rumput is a collective of artists and musicians based in Richmond and Indonesia. The performance will include traditional and experimental stringband music by Indonesian composers, newly commissioned scrolling artwork by Javanese artists, and original cinematic shadow theater.
Using their larger than life puppets blessed by the paper mache gods, All the Saints will perform their “Moon Shadow Cabaret,” an exploration of the darkness that seeks the light of the sun. This performance is for all ages, made with adults in mind.
All proceeds go to supporting artists in Indonesia, now the epicenter of the COVID pandemic.
We're requiring all audience members to be fully vaccinated and to wear face masks in Firehouse
about ALL THE SAINTS
A story of sorts by Richmond’s one and only premiere subversive puppet Theater, All the Saints “aye the nite, seeks the bright” in the “Moon Shadow Cabaret.” The darkness seeks the light of the sun as we explore versions of hell and hold space for our childhood selves with love, humor, color, and puppets. For all ages, made with adults in mind.
All the Saints is best known for founding the annual Halloween Parade that goes through Oregon Hill. They create puppets for shows, streets, protests, and parades. They believe street puppets and story telling are mighty tools in the social, racial, and environmental justice movement. Their larger than life puppets are blessed by the paper mache gods and the gods of trash, cardboard, and bamboo.
Based in RVA, Rumput performs innovative stringband music and shadow theater. They often collaborate with their teachers in Indonesia where they studied kroncong (Indonesian stringband music) and wayang kulit (shadow theatre).
Rumput has won awards at the Cliff Top Old Time Festival in West Virginia and the Richmond International Film Festival. They're performed at the Smithsonian Institution and the National Portrait Gallery in Washington DC, and at many universities music and theater venues along the American east coast, and internationally including tours and residencies in Java in 2017 and 2018, performing with local artists at each stop and collaborating with guest artistic director Danis Sugiyanto.