Javanese Wayang Kulit, The Shadow-Puppet Theater of Indonesia at the Asia Society

This one-night-only performance allows New York City audiences the rare opportunity to experience a traditional Javanese shadow-puppet play, featuring one of the most exciting and renowned artists performing today. Ki Purbo Asmoro combines the skill of a supreme master with the voice of a poet and the energy of a rock star. His performances often have audiences of several thousand in Java, where he is known for his ability to present ancient stories with contemporary nuance and topical humor. Javanese wayang kulit, or traditional shadow puppet theater, is one of the world's great theatrical traditions. The three-hour performance will include an informal atmosphere allowing audiences to move around and see the performance from both sides of the kelir or shadow screen. With English translations provided live by Kathryn Emerson

Javanese Wayang Kulit, Shadow-Puppet Theater of Indonesia
Ki Purbo Asmoro, dhalang
March 16, 8pm-11pm
The Asia Society
725 Park Avenue New York, NY