Wayang Kulit: Javanese Puppet Play

Friday, April 24, 2015 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall

$2 admission

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“For all of us, demons and nobles, are the gesturing shadows of the actors in this Play of Life.” —Noto Soeroto (1919)

University Professor of Music and dhalang (puppet master) Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, will present a Javanese wayang kulit, the puppet play employing intricately carved leather puppets, accompanied by an ensemble of tuned-gongs, metallophones, two-stringed fiddle, xylophone, flute, and vocalists.