Designing the Stage: Balinese Wayang Listrik
a CSEAS co-sponsored talk with the UH-Manoa Dept. of Theatre + Dance
presented by I Made Moja, Principal Artist, Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Saturday, January 23 at 6:45-7:15 pm
Kennedy Theatre – Earl Ernst Lab Theatre
Accomplished Balinese artist I Made Moja will speak on his experiences in the field of Balinese theatrical stage design in support of his current work as guest designer for the Wayang Listrik performance of “Subali-Sugriwa: Battle of the Monkey Kings” at UHM’s Kennedy Theatre, which runs until January 31, 2016. Please join us for this in-depth look at the art of Balinese stage design.
I Made Moja is a prominent Balinese painter, skilled in the traditional ink and watercolor technique of his native village of Batuan. The compositions are often very detailed and complex, drawing from Hindu mythology, traditional village life, and nature. Moja’s Bay Area exhibitions have included Stanford Art Spaces, the San Francisco Commonwealth Club, Somarts Gallery, and Pro Arts. His work has also been shown internationally and featured in numerous books on the art and culture of Bali. Since coming to the US, Moja has branched out artistically. In addition to experimenting with new themes in his painting, he has become a primary dancer with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, an acclaimed Balinese orchestra and dance group.