Photos and Video: Javanese Wayang Kulit Shadow Puppetry

On Saturday, Asia Society welcomed puppet master Ki Midiyanto and the Gamelan Kusuma Laras orchestra for an entertaining evening of traditional Javanese shadow puppetry. The unique theater form is a complete theatrical experience, combining visual and aural elements. The show, titled Déwa Ruci or Bima's Spiritual Enlightenment, was directed by I.M. Harjito, tells the tale of Bima — one of the Pandawa brothers — in his quest for sacred knowledge, a journey that takes him on a mystical journey to the South Sea. 

Watch the complete video of the performance below.