International Puppet Festival

The International Wayang Festival 2013

Festival Wayang Internasional akan dihelat di Kabupaten Gianyar, Bali, pada 22-27 September 2013. Sejumlah dalang internasional akan turut meramaikan festival budaya yang akan digelar di Rumah Topeng di Banjar Tengkulak Tengah, Desa Kemenuh. Festival ini akan diikuti delapan negara seperti dari Jepang (wayang Bunkaru), Iran (wayang Kheimed Shad), Malaysia (wayang Trengganu Cendayu), dan Filipina (wayang Usbon Baclajon). Dalang dari China, India, dan Thailand juga akan ikut andil. Sementara itu, dalang dari Amerika Serikat, Jennifer Woodcander akan membawakan wayang kulit khas Bali.
Selain pertunjukan wayang, festival juga akan diisi dengan seminar budaya. Beberapa pembicara yang akan hadir adalah Sujiwo Tedjo, Prof. I Nyoman Sedana, dan Wayan Nardaya (wayang Cenk Blonk). Dalam festival ini, akan tampil pula sejumlah pertunjukan wayang tradisional, seperti Wayang Golek (Sunda), Wayang Beber (Wonosari), Wayang Potehi (Semarang), Wayang Kancil (Jawa Tengah), Wayang Kampung Sebelah (Ki Jeliteng), dan Wayang Sasak (Lombok). Festival ini diharapkan menjadi ajang temu budaya, pendidikan, dan hiburan sekaligus kian mengukuhkan daya tarik Gianyar sebagai destinasi wisata berwawasan seni budaya.

Ramaikan Festival International di Negri Sendiri..

 

by on 2013-09-19

Gianyar: An international puppet festival will be held in Ubud on Sept. 22 – 27, featuring an exhibition, workshops, seminars, as well as puppet performances. The festival will take place at Rumah Topeng and Wayang Setia Darma, Ubud, Gianyar.

Steering committee member for the organizing team, Agustinus Prayitno, said on Wednesday that the festival would uphold the value of traditional culture that had been left behind. “We are concerned that many people now tend to adopt global culture instantly. Meanwhile, our local culture has been ignored. Our local culture features solidarity and an environmentally friendly lifestyle,” Prayitno said.

The festival, he admitted, was also aimed at promoting the mask museum. “Rumah Topeng and Wayang Setia Darma is a place where artists, scholars and intellectuals from all around the world can meet and deepen their knowledge of their cultural heritage,” Prayitno said, adding that nowadays they had 5,000 puppets and masks in a collection from all around the world.

During the festival, many kinds of puppets would be featured, such as Golek Betawi from Jakarta, Kampung Sebelah from Sukoharjo, Beber from Gunung Kidul, Kancil from Jakarta, Golek Cing Cing Mong from Tegal, Kulit Menak Sasak from Lombok and multimedia puppets from Bali. From overseas, there would be Otome Bunraku (Japan), Roppets Edutainment Production (the Philippines), Teatrong Mulat (the Philippines), Kheimeh Shab Bazi (Iran), Mandalay Marionettes (Myanmar) and others.

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