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Ramayana Puppets in Indonesia, lecture-demonstration

4/12/2018 4:00 PM

Ramayana Puppets in Indonesia, lecture-demonstration

South Asia Seminar Series is pleased to present:


Pak Midiyanto
University of California at Berkeley, Music Dept.

and James Hoesterey
Emory University, Religion Dept.


Puppet Masters: Wayang Kulit and 
the Ramayana Epic in Indonesia, a lecture-demonstration

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018
Time: 4:00—6:00pm
Venue: Carlos Museum, Ackerman Hall, Emory University


Pak Midiyanto will demonstrate the art of Javanese shadow puppet drama (Wayang Kulit), featuring exquisitely crafted figures that move through postures of dance, mudras of magical power, and battles of kung-fu dexterity.  He and James Hoesterey will discuss the development of Wayang Kulit from its roots in South Asian narratives to its sustaining power in Muslim-majority Indonesia.  The event will also include Indonesian food and live music.


Date: Saturday, April 14, 2018
Time: 8:00pm
Venue: Performing Arts Studio, North Decatur Rd
Pak Midiyanto will lead the Emory Gamelan Ensemble in a full performance of Wayang Kulit, entitled
“Rama Crosses the Sea”

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