Book Launch | Innovation, Style and Spectacle in Wayang: Purbo Asmoro and the Evolution of an Indonesian Performing Art


 
 
28 Oct 2022 14:00 - 15:00
/ FREE
Rumah Buku. Taman Baca @Festival Hub (Google Maps)

Wayang fascinates and endures, bearing the weight of Javanese culture and tradition as a key component of rites of passage, as a medium of ritual and spiritual practice, and as a public spectacle. Over the last forty years, the form has been subject to a great deal of experimentation and innovation, pulled in many directions in an ever-changing media landscape, shaped in the most recent years by the constraints of pandemic response. This book outlines the significant contributions of key figures and the societal and political influences propelling such innovations.

Supported by Griya Seni Ekalaya

Wayang mempesona dan bertahan lama, membawa budaya dan tradisi Jawa sebagai komponen kunci dari ritus peralihan, sebagai media ritual, praktik spiritual, dan sebagai tontonan publik. Selama empat puluh tahun terakhir, bentuknya telah mengalami banyak eksperimen dan inovasi, berbagai arah dalam lanskap media yang terus berubah, termasuk beberapa tahun terakhir oleh kendala respons pandemi. Buku ini menguraikan kontribusi signifikan dari tokoh-tokoh kunci dan pengaruh sosial dan politik yang mendorong inovasi tersebut.

Didukung oleh Griya Seni Ekalaya

Featuring

Kathryn “Kitsie” Emerson

Kathryn “Kitsie” Emerson is a performance translator of Wayang kulit. She has been involved with the performing arts in Indonesia since 1991 and runs the Ekalaya Arts Center in Solo …


Julia Winterflood

Julia Winterflood is a journalist, editor and translator who has called Indonesia home since 2014. After three years with the Ubud Writers & Readers Festival team, she turned to freelancing …


Ki Purbo Asmoro

Purbo Asmoro, dhalang (shadow puppet master), is able to trace his lineage back to at least six generations of Javanese dhalang. He holds a Master’s Degree in Performance Art from …