Puppets of Palm
Nusantara Arts performance troupe weaves an epic and moving tale of rainforest deforestation using the enchanting gamelan music of Indonesia and the inspiring shadow puppets of wayang kulit theatre. Characters from ancient wayang stories mix with new puppet creations in an adventure for the whole family to enjoy and learn from.
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More about Puppets of Palm ...
Indonesia is an epi-center of the world's rainforest deforestation crisis. It’s a crisis that intersects issues of global warming, environmental destruction, indigenous peoples rights, animal rights, crony capitalism, and global consumption habits. This crisis is fueled by global addiction to the wonder product of deforestation: Palm Oil.
Nusantara Arts underscores the issue using the enchanting gamelan gong orchestra music of Indonesia and the inspiring shadow puppets of wayang kulit theatre, connecting audiences to an issue that affects them every day, whether they realize it or not. Characters from ancient wayang stories mix with new puppet creations in an adventure for the whole family to enjoy and learn from.
More about Nusantara Arts and Ki Midiyanto...
Nusantara Arts is an Indonesian performing arts organization from Buffalo, NY who strive to invite our community to an expansive experience in music and art, sparking dialogue about inclusion and cooperation.
Ki Midiyanto is a renowned Javanese musician and dhalang (puppet master). Born in Wonogiri, a rural district in Central Java. Midiyanto comes from a family of generations of musicians and puppeteers. Currently Ki Midiyanto, teaches and performs as Lecturer and Co-Director of Gamelan Sari Raras at University of California, Berkeley.
Puppets of Palm - A Deforestation Wayang is funded by the Global Warming Art Project grant from Ben Perrone and the ‘Environmental Maze’ project donors.