The Art and Craft of How to Make a <em>Wayang</em> (Javanese Shadow Puppet)  | UMMA Events University of Michigan | Museum of Art (UMMA)
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 The Art and Craft of How to Make a Wayang (Javanese Shadow Puppet) 

Renowned shadow drama master Purbo Asmoro (of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Surakarta) and members of his troupe will lead a hands-on workshop in the craft of Javanese shadow puppet making. Often lauded as the pinnacle of aesthetic achievement in Indonesia, wayang is one of the world’s great classical theatrical forms. This workshop is part of a series of programs around Purbo Asmoro’s residency whose culminating event is a performance on Saturday, March 10 at 8 pm in the Michigan Union Ballroom. For more information about these programs, please visit or contact Susan Walton at

Other programs included in this Javanese Theater and Gamelan Residency include:
Lecture: Javanese Shadow Drama: The Challenges of Translation, by Kathyrn Emerson and Purbo Asmoro, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 10:00-11:30 AM, Rackham Amphitheatre.
Workshop: Techniques of Moving and Breathing Life into Wayang Characters (Javanese shadow puppets), by Purbo Asmoro, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 1:00-3:00 PM, East Quad 126, 701 E University Street.

Performance: Javanese Traditional Theater "Hanuman Aflame," an episode from the Ramayana, by Purbo Asmoro, Saturday, March 10, 2012, 8:00-10:00, Michigan Union Ballroom.

This project is sponsored by the UM Center for World Performance Studies Artist Resident Program, North Quad, Residential College, Center for Southeast Asian Studies, UMMA and Arts at Michigan. The gamelan is owned by the UM Stearns Collection.
Sunday, 11 March, 2012
10 a.m.12 p.m.

Advance registration required. Contact Ryan Bodiford at There will be two types of free tickets: for participants and observers.


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