Wayang in the 21st century, at home and overseas


Lecture on Javanese shadow puppet theatre by visiting scholar and performer Dr Joko Susilo

Start Date

26th Apr 2012 4:00pm

End Date

26th Apr 2012 5:00pm


By video: Room A023 (near Degrees Restaurant), Newnham campus and Room 210, Arts Building, Sandy Bay campus

RSVP / Contact Information

Dr Taufiq Tanasaldy P: 6324 3648 E:

Dr Joko Susilo is an expert performer and analyst of Javanese shadow puppet theatre, wayang kulit. Steeped in the traditions of wayang through his family background and academic training, Joko has also created many experimental, collaborative, crosscultural productions. In his lecture he will outline and illustrate, through puppet movement, dialogue and song, some of the basic principles and characters of the wayang tradition, and discuss the way this tradition remains alive and relevant in rapidly changing contemporary Indonesia. Joko will then provide examples from his innovative experimental productions of the ways in which wayang can blend with symbols and ideas from other cultures to engage with a wider, international world.


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