Thursday, Nov 07, 2019 6:30p -
Somerville, MA 20145
Art, Kid Friendly, Performing Arts
Wayang Kulit is a form of traditional shadow-puppetry from Bali, Indonesia that brings together elements from all the island’s rich cultural traditions: mythology, music, visual arts, ritual and comedy. Since 2012, the founding members of The Brother’s Čampur—puppeteer Putu Rekayasa, theatre artist Sam Jay Gold, ethnomusicologist Ian Coss, and arts scholar Panji Wilimantara—have presented this dynamic and interdisciplinary art form to audiences in both Indonesia and the United States. As in a typical wayang performance in Bali, The Brother’s Čampur aim to inform, inspire and entertain at once—mixing sacred with silly, love scenes with slapstick, and tradition with innovation.
Recommended for ages 4 and up.
*Saturday, Oct. 26 at 3-6pm “Behind the Mask Theater showcase”at the East Somerville Main St. Halloween Block Party
*Friday, Nov.1 at 6:30pm Jim Napolitano of Nappy’s Puppets presents “Shadows Around the World”
*Thursday, Nov. 7 at 6:30pm The Brothers Čampur presents: “An Evening of Indonesian Shadow Puppet Theater”
*Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6:30pm Maggie Whalen of Magpie Puppets presents “Leopard Learns a Lesson”
*Wednesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30pm Tanglewood Marionettes presents “An Arabian Adventure”