Family Program: Javanese Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppet Theater of Indonesia
Musical overture begins 30 minutes before show time
A special one-hour Javanese wayang kulit for families and children.
Wayang kulit is the shadow-puppet theater of Indonesia. Wayang means "theater" and kulit means "skin," which refers to the leather used to make shadow puppets. The puppeteer displays the puppet's shadows projected onto a screen lit by a lamp.
Puppetry is an important part of Indonesian culture. The enlivening stories told during puppet shows present tales of mystery, morality, and myth. Even though they are hidden behind a sheer screen, the puppets are highly decorated, often with brightly colored paints and shiny accents. Come experience the fun of this lively theater experience with a very special wayang kulit for younger audiences!
Co-presented with the Indonesian Consulate New York
Part of Asia Society's Citi Series on Arts and Culture