Wednesday, September 28, 2011

The Balinese wayang kulit

It's really impressive to see the Mahabharat stories being immortalized at such a distant land. in this video Bhima fights with an ogre, his mother, Kunti talks to his servant, Semar.

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.

Recently, many wayang Balis have better performance with new audio-visual and light technic. It seems teenager tends to get addiction with wayang too.

enjoy yourself