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The word of Wayang means shadow. It is used to name this kind of performance since originally the people could only see the shadow of leather puppet played by the Dalang (puppeteer) – a player from behind of the screen. It uses a special coconut-oil lamp, hung above the Dalang‘s head, for the lighting. The Dalang uses Sanskrit language and Old Javanese Kawi language during the story, but then he translates them himself into the common Balinese language.
A Wayang Kulit is the name of the puppet show, but that word is also used to mention a piece of carved-leather puppet. People call it Wayang Peteng, the night show, if the play is to entertain them at night, from about 9 pm until mid-night. If it is played during the day then called Wayang Lemah, the noon show, for it is the part of the temple ceremony, and the Dalang plays his puppets without a screen.
Shadow Puppet is one of informal education for Balinese. Balinese shadow puppet show combines art, literature, motion and sound elements. The characters are not only taken from classic literature like Mahabharata and Ramayana. Moral, spiritual and social values are also include on this show to help and guiding Balinese on their daily live.
Shadow puppetry is an ancient tradition of Balinese. This ancient storytelling is very popular in Bali for ceremonial, entertainment, and education. Shadow puppet is a flat puppets. It is made from buffalo hide and mounted by bamboo stick or cane sticks for handling and manipulation.
Under the guidance of local artist, you will create your own shadow puppet (wayang kulit) and enjoy this fun and memorable experience. You will bring home a piece of wayang kulit for your souvenir. It will be a great gift since it is a result of from your creativity and innovation. Contact us for your booking of these exceptional experience while you are in Bali.
|TOUR DURATION||:1.5 HOURS|
|STUDIO||INTRODUCTION OF BALINESE SHADOW PUPPET|
|INTRODUCTION THE TECHNIQUE OF MAKING SHADOW PUPPETS|
|COLORING THE SHADOW PUPPET|
Minimum Booking of 2 Persons
|INCLUDE:||EXCLUDE:||WHAT TO BRING|
|1. Teacher of puppet crafting||1. Personal expenditure||– Camera|
|2. Mineral water||2. Food and drink|
|3. Mini puppet for souvenir||3. Transportation|
|4. Equipment for making puppet|
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