Royal Yogyakarta Court Residency and Events

Held in conjunction with the visit to Wesleyan of Sri Sultan Hamengku Buwana X of the Kasultanan court of Yogyakarta.




Wayang Golek Puppet Play
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 2:30pm
World Music Hall
Free tickets required and available at the box office website here. Yogyakarta Court Puppeteer Ki Gondo Suharno and the Court of Yogyakarta gamelan group, in collaboration with the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, will perform Wayang Golek, featuring three-dimensional puppets made of wood and cloth reenacting stories based on the Islamic story of Amir Hamzah. 
Symposium: Enacting Ethnicity and Nationalism in Indonesian Performing Arts
Saturday, November 10, 2018 at 9:00am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
The performing arts play a primary role in articulating the interacting cultural, social, and political forces in Indonesia. The symposium will address these issues, focusing on the dynamic interaction between the state and Javanese ethnic groups.
Music and Dance of Yogyakarta (Sold Out)
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30pm
Crowell Concert Hall
In conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Wesleyan University hosts a performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta.
Javanese Dance Lecture Demonstration
Thursday, November 8, 2018 at 11:50am
Ring Family Performing Arts Hall
In conjunction with a visit to Wesleyan of Sri Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of the Kasultanan court of Yogyakarta, Dr. Suharti will give a lecture and demonstration on Javanese court dance, with the participation of the visiting court dancers.