Join I Made Moja for a talk about his experiences in Balinese stage design and his work as guest designer for Subali-Sugriwa.
Dr. Wendy Miles discusses her research documenting local indigenous Dayak communities and their experiences of forest loss.
A powerful demon wants a beautiful goddess for his wife. Legendary monkey brothers Subali and Sugriwa are enlisted to help the gods repel the rejected suitor’s armies in a story told through wayang listrik, a modern Balinese theatre genre that blends shadow puppetry (wayang kulit), dance and music. Traditional carved leather puppets, actors as shadow puppets, Balinese dance, and a live gamelan orchestra share the stage.
Join I Made Moja, the Principal Artist of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, for an upcoming talk about the innovations of Balinese shadow theatre.
Spotlighting books on Balinese Music & Performance as the UH Mānoa Asian Theatre Program kicks off “Battle of the Monkey Kings” this week.
Join I Made Moja for a talk about his experiences in Balinese stage design and his work as guest designer for Subali-Sugriwa. (on 01/23)
Join I Made Moja, the Principal Artist of Gamelan Sekar Jaya, for an upcoming talk about the innovations of Balinese shadow theatre. (on 01/20)
The UHM Music Department and the Hawaiʻi Gamelan Society present the UH Javanese Gamelan Ensemble, Byron Moon, director, and the UH Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Made Widana and Annie Reynolds, directors, in a performance of traditional and contemporary gamelan music and dance.
The period and setting are not specified, but the film noir atmosphere and styles of clothing and transport strongly suggest the police-state Indonesia of Suharto’s heyday; this is that rarest of genre movies, a ghost story with a political subtext–complete with police brutality, vigilante mobs, bureaucratic stonewalling, governmental corruption and an increasingly cowed and repressed general public, not to mention a series of gruesome deaths.
Indonesian human rights researcher Andreas Harsono, a research at Human Rights Watch since 2008 and a former journalist, will share his observations about the new administration’s progress on the human rights front. Seating is limited so please RSVP: 808-944-7111 or EWCInfo@EastWestCenter.org