Balinese Shadow Play and Music

Sep 10, 2005

Concert, Performance


Grand Luxe Hall, Western Front


8:00 p.m.


Western Front hosted three artists from the village of Sukawati, Indonesia—the birthplace of an historic dynasty of shadow puppet masters and musicians. 

The performance was by puppeteer I Wayan Mardika Bhuana, accompanied by musicians Bapak I Wayan Loceng and I Wayan Suprapta. Together this trio brought epic battles to life, set to intensely frenetic music that is considered the most intricate and technically difficult music in all of Bali. Loceng, Mardika, and Suprapta represented the Sukawati shadow play tradition that extends back six generations.

Presented in partnership with the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia.

Western Front is a non-profit
artist-run centre in Vancouver.

We acknowledge the xʷməθkʷəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish), and səl̓ílwətaʔɬ (Tsleil-Waututh) Nations as traditional owners of the land upon which Western Front stands.