Wayang Kulit

Javanese Puppet Play: Wayang Kulit

Friday, November 30, 2018 at 8:00pm
World Music Hall


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

Winslow-Kaplan Professor of Music and puppeteer Sumarsam and the Wesleyan Gamelan Ensemble directed by Artist in Residence I.M. Harjito, with guest drummer Darsono, 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, drums, and vocalists.