Join us Friday March 16 at 7:45 PM, ET (6:45 am in Java, Indonesia) for for a live webcast of a traditional Javanese wayang kulit accompanied with a full gamelan orchestra!
The live webcast starts at 7:45 pm ET, at http://AsiaSociety.org/Live
GAMELAN KUSUMA LARAS and ASIA SOCIETY
With support from the New York State Council on the Arts and Cakra Inc.
Déwa Ruci: Bima’s Spiritual Enlightenment
A Javanese Wayang Kulit
(shadow puppet theatre)
KI PURBO ASMORO, dhalang
Accompanied by members of Mayangkara (Solo, Java)
and Gamelan Kusuma Laras (NYC)
with English translations provided live by Kathryn Emerson
FRIDAY MARCH 16, 2012
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY 10021
Gamelan Kusuma Laras will host a Javanese Wayang Kulit performance on March 16, 2012 with Java’s most popular dhalang, Ki Purbo Asmoro, and members of his troupe, Mayangkara. This one-night-only performance allows New York City audiences the rare opportunity to experience a traditional Javanese shadow-puppet play, featuring one of the most exciting and renowned artists performing today. Ki Purbo Asmoro is a master storyteller with the voice of a poet and the energy of a rock star.
Checks can be made to:
Gamelan Kusuma Laras
141 E 3rd St, Apt 8B
New York, NY 10009-7304
Co-sponsored with Asia Society, Cakra Inc. and the Consulate General of Indonesia, New York.
This program is made possible in part by the New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.
This program is part of Asia Society’s ongoing initiative Creative Muslim Voices in Asia, supported by the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.