McIntire Department of Music

The Charlottesville Gamelan will present a performance of Wayang Kulit, that is Javanese shadow puppetry, accompanied by gamelan music at 3 pm Sunday, March 25 in Garrett Hall. Puppet master Midiyanto, an eighth generation dalang (puppeteer) currently teaching at the University of California at Berkeley, will be the featured guest artist. Using flat puppets carved from water buffalo hide, he will present scenes from the Mahabharata, an ancient Hindi epic of India brought to Java hundred of years ago. His narration will be in Javanese and English. Cynthia Benton-Groner, Director of the Charlottesville Gamelan, will give a brief overview of Javanese wayang prior to the performance. For this event, master drummer Muryanto from the Indonesian Embassy will join the fourteen gamelan musicians in the Charlottesville Gamelan.

This event is free and open to the public.

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