Javanese Shadow Puppets (Wayang Kulit)

Javanese Shadow Puppets (Wayang Kulit)

Join ASTC, the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, and Rice University for an exhilarating sensory experience of color, movement, and sound when we present the first-ever Javanese shadow puppet performance in Houston. World-renowned Master Puppeteer Ki Purbo Asmoro from Central Java will perform Sesaji Raja Suya, The Grand Offering of the Kings, a story derived from the Indian epics, the Mahabharata and the Ramayana. Prior to the performance, Dr. Ward Keeler, one of the most preeminent wayang scholars in the West, will kick off the evening with a brief overview of the art form and introduction to the piece.

Event Details

30 August 2009
2:30pm - 5:00pm

Stude Concert Hall, Shepherd School of Music, Rice University, 6100 Main Street Houston

Free admission. Advance registration is recommended, as space is limited.