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Innovations in Balinese Wayang Listrik


Innovations in Balinese Wayang Listrik (shadow theatre)

a CSEAS co-sponsored talk with the UH-Manoa Dept. of Theatre + Dance
presented by I Made Moja, Principal Artist, Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Wednesday, January 20 at 12:00-1:30pm
Tokioka Room, Moore Hall 319

Talk Survey 


Accomplished Balinese artist I Made Moja will speak on his experiences in the field of Balinese theatrical presentation and discuss innovations in design and stage craft where simple tools can create amazing effects. Please join us for what promises to be an enlightening talk as a continuation of Mr. Moja’s work with the Wayang Listrik performance of “Subali-Sugriwa: Battle of the Monkey Kings” at UHM’s Kennedy Theatre, which opens on January 22 and runs until January 31, 2016.

Speaker Bio

Moja-profile-shotI 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.