Monday, August 19, 2013

Bali to host international puppet festival

Bali will host the International Wayang (puppet) Show Festival which will be held next September 22-27 in Gianyar District, Chairman of the festival organizing committee I Gede Joni Suhartawan said here on Monday.

"Apart from being attended by local artists, the event will also be participated in by artists from eight countries namely Japan, the United States, Iran, Malaysia, the Philippines, China, India and Thailand," he said.

He explained Indonesian participants will perform their skills in playing with various Wayang (traditional puppet) namely wayang Golek (originated from West Sumatra province), Wayang Wonosari (Yogyakarta), Wayang Potehi (Central Java) and wayang Sasak (West Nusatenggara). Each performer will be given 30 to 60 minutes time to perform.

Gianyar District Head Anak Agung Gde Agung Bharata expressed appreciation towards the upcoming event saying that it is an effort to preserve Indonesia`s tradition. (Antara)

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