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  Pelukis Wayang Kamasan - Rabu, 08 Februari 2006
Ia masih kuat untuk mentransfer cerita-cerita wayang dari pikirannya ke atas kain belacu.
Lalu, saya pun harus sembahyang dulu meminta kekuatan leluhur mengembalikan ingatan cerita wayang kelanjutan lukisan saya,” ceritanya serius.
Bahkan, ia menjamin mereka tidak bisa menceritakan lukisan wayang yang ditirunya.
www.kompas.com /kompas-cetak/0602/08/Sosok/2399061.htm   (836 words)

  NationMaster - Encyclopedia: Wayang
Wayang topeng or wayang gedog or wayang wong
Wayang wong is a type of theatrical performance with themes from the kingdom of Jenggala, in which the players wear masks known as wayang topeng or wayang gedog.
Wayang golek or stick puppets can be used for the same plays as wayang kulit, either performed in the daytime or with some sufficient source of lighting to allow the audience to see the puppets.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Wayang   (505 words)

 Wayang Home
The wayang is a flat or round puppets used for shows in Java.The wayang kulit is the flat one and it is made with buffalo leather.
Wayang is well integrated in Javanese society, and it is considered to be a highlight of Javanese culture.
A wayang kulit puppet is a stylized exaggeration of a human shape.
discover-indo.tierranet.com /wayang.html   (327 words)

 Wayang Indonesia
Wayang comes from the word bayang, (shadow), and began in ancient times as a ceremony for calling departed spirits by hanging a coconut oil lamp and casting shadows on a wall or stretched white cloth.
Wayang developed from the 9th and 10th centuries as a media for performance of scenarios with themes from the epics Ramayana and Mahabharata, and subsequently beginning from the middle ages scenarios with themes based on Islam were also created.
Wayang is a special form of art because it possesses qualities which are in Javanese referred to as adiluhung and edipeni, very noble and very beautiful, (ethics and aesthetics).
www.wayang-indonesia.com /Home.asp?Lang=ENG   (292 words)

 Wayang Golek and Wayang Klitik
Wayang klitik puppets are flat wooden puppets carved in low relief and painted.
Wayang golek and wayang klitik wooden puppets are heavier than leather shadow puppets and more difficult for the dalang to carry, so there are only about 65 to 70 puppets in a set.
Sometimes a wayang golek puppet called a tayub or gambyong, dances at dawn at the end of a wayang kulit performance to remind the viewers to consider the message of play.
www.csudh.edu /dearhabermas/indonpup03.htm   (513 words)

 Resources - Wayang
Wayang purwa makes use of the purwa repertoire: the oldest stories about cosmic events and divine will are represented; the course of events is seen as being predestined, part of a cosmic law.
The wayang is part of the religious complex constructed around the concepts of aulus-kasar, lair-batin and rasa.
n a wayang kulit performance the shadow of the puppets are cast on to a white fabric screen (kelir) in a wooden frame.
www.semarweb.com /wayang.html   (2721 words)

 Murni's in Bali: Online Shop
Wayang Kulit performances are sacred and form part of many ceremonies in village and family temples.
Wayang Kulit has been Bali's cinema for centuries, but it is primarily a sacred matter.
The first person to describe a Balinese Wayang Kulit performance was Chinkah, a Siamese master of a junk, which landed in Bali in 1846.
www.murnis.com /culture/articlewayangkulit.htm   (2946 words)

The Tarot Wayang is such a deck, and reflects all that I learned to love about the wayang kulit (shadow puppet) plays when I visited Indonesia.
The ever-popular wayang kulit performances, on which this deck is built, typically begin late at night and sometimes extend through the night, especially if they are part of a greater ceremony or celebration, as it sometimes culturally mandated.
Wayang entertainment, based largely on the great Hindu epics the Ramayana and Mahabharata are simultaneously morality plays, theatrical and ribald stories, and a form of religious experience.
www.tarotpassages.com /wayang-st.htm   (1378 words)

 Wayang remains alive and well in Jakarta
Wayang is used to teach morals as well as to entertain, and is seen as a highly influential popular art form for spreading morality and social criticism.
Essential to a wayang performance is the gamelan orchestra, a set of bronze gongs and other percussion instruments including a xylophone, a type of two stringed violin and a flute or two.
Wayang Kulit, the leather puppet shows, are performed every second and last Saturday night of the month at the Central Museum in Jakarta.
www.indo.com /destinations/wayang.html   (385 words)

 Wail of the Wayang by Lester V. Ledesma- The Digital Journalist
Ng Soh Moi of the Golden Eagle Wayang Troupe prepares for the evening's show with a coat of bright-colored face paint - a necessity for Chinese opera, which relies on bold colors and elaborate costumes to communicate their stories to the audience.
So ingrained in the local culture was Chinese opera that it became synonymous with entertainment - the word "wayang," in fact, means "show" in the native Malay language, a compliment to its proud status as the king of the performing arts.
These days, wayang performances are attended by a dwindling, aging audience - a far cry from its heyday in the 1950s when Chinese street opera played to huge crowds of adoring fans.
www.digitaljournalist.org /issue0509/ledesma.html   (1393 words)

 Wayang Puppet Theatre
UNESCO proclaimed the Wayang Puppet Theatre as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7th November 2003.
Wayang is an ancient form of story telling originated on the Indonesian island of Java.
Traditionally, Wayang performances took place not only in the courts of kings and noblemen, but also in the compounds of temples or of private families, in village squares and even in theatres.
www.unesco.or.id /activities/culture/programme/259.php   (578 words)

 WAYANG KULIT Zack's Indonesia Bali Travel pages - Indonesia-Bali.com | all Information about bali, bali traditional ...
Wayang kulit, the shadow theater of Bali, is one of the longest running theatrical spectacles the world has known.
Most puppeteers or dalangs in Bali specialize in wayang parwa stories from the Mahabharata myth cycle about two families in conflict over succession to the throne.
The clowns have a last word, then the kayon appears at the center of the screen, and the dalang utters the words: "Though the fighting is over, the stories go on forever.
www.indonesia-bali.com /bali_wayang.htm   (979 words)

 RayaKultura.Net., All Rights Reserved - Wayang, Kebudayaan dan Nasionalisme Poskolonial - Politik & Filsafat
Wayang sebagai produk budaya masih sering disalahpahami oleh orang asing, juga oleh orang kita sendiri.
Posisi wayang sebagai produk kultural bangsa kita, sekarang ini posisinya makin terdesak.
Karena wayang adalah produk kebudayaan, maka di sini kita membicarakan apa itu kebudayaan menurut beberapa pakar.
www.rayakultura.net /wmview.php?ArtID=75   (881 words)

 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today
"Wayang has always made some kind of commentary on what is happening politically and socially, but in a non-accusatory way, a reflective way," she continued, and due to the abstraction of wayang, the message in performances is not didactic, but rather opens doors to other ways of viewing situations.
The gamelan composer for A-Shu is director and founder of Cudamani and Wayang Listrik, I Dewa Putu Berata.
This "quietness" is almost whispered through the overlapping and haunting sound of a bamboo flute that crests and sails the swells and waves of the composition, almost like the soul of Yudistira journeying ceaselessly in his quest for understanding.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20061112.H01   (973 words)

 moleskinerie: Inspiration: Wayang Kulit
Wayang kulit shadow puppets are prevalent in Java and Bali, are without a doubt the best known of the Indonesian wayang.
Kulit means skin and refers to the leather construction of the puppets that are carefully chiseled with very fine tools and supported with carefully shaped buffalo horn handles and control rods.
There is a family of characters in Javanese wayang called Punakawan; sometimes referred to as "clown-servants" because they usually are associated with the story's hero and also provide humorous and philosophical interludes.
www.moleskinerie.com /2006/10/inspiration_way.html   (341 words)

 Wayang Topeng
Such masks are worn by actors in traditional dance dramas known in the Indonesian language as wayang topeng.
Wayang topeng performances are held at night and last for at least several hours.
The performers are professionals who may be permanently employed at the courts of the sultans of Solo and Jogjakarta (or Yogyakarta) in Central Java, may be supported by government cultural agencies, or may be hired by wealthy villagers or townspeople to help celebrate a marriage or other festive event.
www.fieldmuseum.org /exhibits/exhibit_sites/javamask/Wayang_Topeng.htm   (191 words)

 Wayang - Indonesia Matters
Vice president Jusuf Kalla said on the 1st of December at the opening of the first Asean Wayang Festival that the ancient puppet theatre of wayang was a much more suitable form of entertainment for the nation’s young people compared to SmackDown.
Kalla hoped that a national form of wayang could be developed out of the many different regional variations of the art, which are normally performed in ethnic languages such as Javanese.
Wayang, he said, was more morally instructive than the choreographed violence of American wrestling shows.
www.indonesiamatters.com /858/wayang   (1015 words)

 Balinese Wayang
The wayang or shadow puppet is the most prominent theatrical expressions in Bali.
In a wayang kulit performance, flat cut-out figures are silhouetted against a translucent, white screen, with a coconut-husk lamp as its source of light.
These wayang figures are manipulated with rods by the puppeteer or dalang, who tells the story accompanied by a gamelan orchestra and occassional chanting or singing of a singer.
www.indo.com /culture/wayang.html   (245 words)

 The Jakarta Post - The Journal of Indonesia Today
Whatever viewers may have conjured in their minds may not have been too far from what was actually presented in the Wayang Gokil performance on Jan. at the Wayang Museum, West Jakarta.
Inspired and organized by a group of advertising professionals from J. Walter Thompson together with museum staff, Wayang Gokil is a unique way of preserving Indonesia's precious cultural heritage by "representing" aspects known and familiar in a fresh, creative way as has not been attempted before.
A truly entertaining puppet show that took a departure from the typical wayang performance, the dialogue in Wayang Gokil was rich with popular contemporary expressions, idioms or funky slang with which most people -- especially the younger generation -- can relate.
www.thejakartapost.com /yesterdaydetail.asp?fileid=20070113.T03   (609 words)

 World of Wayang Golek puppets from Indonesia.
The Wayang Kulit are two dimensional leather puppets are often referred to as shadow puppets.
The Wayang Golek are three dimensional wooden puppets and come from Java and the area of Bandung.
Some Wayang Golek puppets have wings carved of either leather or wood and are painted by hand.
www.lv-imports.net   (607 words)

 Wayang - Indonesian puppets
Wayang is a traditional Indonesian entertainment with puppets played by "dalang".
A picture of wayang golek Mur Jang Kung or Jan Pieterszoon Coen.
In Indonesia, R.A. Kosasih was famous for his wayang comics.
indonesia.elga.net.id /wayang/index.html   (149 words)

 Event: Wayang Kulit: Traditional Javanese Gamelan and Shadow Puppetry, February 25, 2006
Wayang Kulit: Traditional Javanese Gamelan and Shadow Puppetry
Wayang was adopted for the Hindu stories of the Ramayana
During a wayang, the musicians take their cues from the puppeteer, who
www.lclark.edu /cgi-bin/viewevent.cgi?EVFILE=gerhardt1140926400.1   (162 words)

 YouTube - Wayang Kulit
The Balinese wayang kulit fight scenes are always down and dirty, in-your-face action.
I like the fact that they use a live flame -- the flickering of the flame adds a lot of movement to the puppets which the brain then intereprets as emotions -- trembling, say.
Wayang Kulit - Said Samad Bergocoh (part 2)
www.youtube.com /watch?v=JMRHi2WVoZQ   (162 words)

 Indonesian Arts Network - Wayang   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The word Wayang includes a great variety of traditional Indonesian drama performances using shadow puppets (Wayang Kulit), pictorial scrolls (Wayang Beber), three-dimensional (Wayang Golek) or relief (Wayang Klitik) rod puppets or even human actors (Wayang Orang or Wong).
Alas, these days are gone, but Wayang performances are still an integral part of many Indonesian weddings and other traditional functions.
Nowadays, Wayang can also be seen at cultural centres, festivals and special performances are given for tourists.
www.indoartnet.com /Wayang.shtml   (233 words)

 Wayang Kulit (Art-Pacific.com: New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art)
Wayang Kulit (Art-Pacific.com: New Guinea tribal art and Indonesian folk art)
He took his long trousers, cut them into bookmarks, painted them with the most popular of the wayang characters and sold them in the markets.
From this new beginning, he gradually worked up to a sprawling puppet workshop with dozens of rooms that spilled down the hillside to the river.
www.art-pacific.com /artifacts/indonesi/puppets/kulit.htm   (958 words)

 The Wayang Golek Wooden Stick Puppets of Java, Indonesia.
Although tourist shops now sell imitations of wayang golek puppets, the puppets illustrated on these pages were actually used for many years in theater productions--in presentations of Hindu epics, Javanese history plays and the Islamic Menak cycles.
These performances were given in towns and villages on holidays and for a variety of festivals, as were the distinctive shadow-puppet plays.
A wayang golek puppet carver in West Java.
www.marlamallett.com /puppets.htm   (1017 words)

 Balinese Gender Wayang Sukawati
This website is dedicated and devoted to the music of Balinese gender wayang master I Wayan Loceng, who passed away suddenly on October 17.
A expert on wayang, Balinese Hinduism, and bahasa Kawi, he lived among an extended family of puppeteers and musicians in Sukawati, a village in south central Bali long regarded as the epicenter of the art of wayang kulit.
His unique playing style was fast, fierce and precise, and his repertoire provides a bridge from the classical roots of the music through kebyar and beyond.
www.genderwayang.com   (300 words)

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