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Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2   Leave a comment


Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang (Krama Javanese: “Shadow”), also known as Wajang, is a form of puppet theatre art found in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, wherein a dramatic story is told through shadows thrown by puppets and sometimes combined with human characters. The art form celebrates the Indonesian culture and artistic talent, its origins are traced to medieval era spread of Hinduism and the arrival of leather-based puppet arts called Tholu bommalata from southern India.

Wayang refers to the entire dramatic show. Sometimes the leather puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali. The dramatic stories play out mythologies, such as episodes from the Hindu epics the Ramayana, the Mahabharata as well as local adaptions of cultural legends. Traditionally, a wayang is played out in a ritualized midnight to dawn show by a dalang – an artist and spiritual leader, and people watch the show from both sides of the screen.

UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage. Wayang has also been a significant historical art form in MalaysiaThailandCambodia and Laos.

Extracted from Wikipedia.

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 2

These photographs were taken in 2012 at the George Town Festival GTF 2012. I have just edited these photographs in 2017. See Act 2 today which was continued from yesterday.

These photographs showed the main act of the Wayang Kulit after the Prayers’ Ceremony.

SP Lim

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Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1   Leave a comment


Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang (Krama Javanese: “Shadow”), also known as Wajang, is a form of puppet theatre art found in Indonesia and other parts of Southeast Asia, wherein a dramatic story is told through shadows thrown by puppets and sometimes combined with human characters. The art form celebrates the Indonesian culture and artistic talent, its origins are traced to medieval era spread of Hinduism and the arrival of leather-based puppet arts called Tholu bommalata from southern India.

Wayang refers to the entire dramatic show. Sometimes the leather puppet itself is referred to as wayang. Performances of shadow puppet theatre are accompanied by a gamelan orchestra in Java, and by gender wayang in Bali. The dramatic stories play out mythologies, such as episodes from the Hindu epics the Ramayana, the Mahabharata as well as local adaptions of cultural legends. Traditionally, a wayang is played out in a ritualized midnight to dawn show by a dalang – an artist and spiritual leader, and people watch the show from both sides of the screen.

UNESCO designated wayang kulit, a shadow puppet theatre and the best known of the Indonesian wayang, as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity on 7 November 2003. In return for the acknowledgment, UNESCO required Indonesians to preserve their heritage. Wayang has also been a significant historical art form in MalaysiaThailandCambodia and Laos.

Extracted from Wikipedia.

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

Wayang Kulit or Shadow Puppet Show ~ Act 1

These photographs were taken in 2012 at the George Town Festival GTF 2012. I have just edited these photographs in 2017. See Act 2 tomorrow.

These photographs showed the Buddhist-like Prayers Ceremony before the actual commencement of main show of Wayang Kulit.

SP Lim

My Burma or Myanmar Trip ~ XIII   Leave a comment


My Burma or Myanmar Trip XIII in 2016

We used to live in Penang with the interesting address of 231-A Burmah Road so from young, I am thoroughly interested in the country of Burma (later renamed as Myanmar). These are the photographs of our Family Trip to Burma or Myanmar in 2016 which I had just edited this month of August 2017. Hope all of you can enjoy these photographs.

SP Lim

 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip in 2016 – Cultural Dancers

My Burma or Myanmar Trip in 2016 – Cultural Dancers

My Burma or Myanmar Trip in 2016 – Cultural Dancers

 

 

 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XI   2 comments


 

My Burma or Myanmar Trip XI in 2016

We used to live in Penang with the interesting address of 231-A Burmah Road so from young, I am thoroughly interested in the country of Burma (later renamed as Myanmar). These are the photographs of our Family Trip to Burma or Myanmar in 2016 which I had just edited this month of August 2017. Hope all of you can enjoy these photographs.

SP Lim

My Burma or Myanmar Trip in 2016 – Cultural Dancers

My Burma or Myanmar Trip in 2016 – Cultural Dancers

 

 

 

Chinese Classical Musicians   Leave a comment


Chinese Classical Musicians

There were some of the members of Chinese Classical Orchestra. Slowly, catching up with the missing posts since 28th March, 2017. Need to finish my Tax Returns for 2016 before embarking on more aggressive daily and timely posting. Apologies, my fellow loyal bloggers, supporters, friends and visitors. I usually visit your blogs reviewing many unviewed posts and with my current outstanding emails from Hotmail totalling 23,175 – it is time-consuming but I aim to finish this back-log by middle of 2017!

SP Lim


The Burmese Cultural Center at Yangon, Myanmar   Leave a comment


The Burmese Cultural Center at Yangon, Myanmar

The Burmese Cultural Center at Yangon, Myanmar

Serene Yoon’s ~ The Golden Age of Shanghai   1 comment


Serene Yoon’s ~ The Golden Age of Shanghai

Serene Yoon's The Golden Age of Shanghai

Serene Yoon’s The Golden Age of Shanghai

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