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Contemporary Wayang Beber in Central Java

Contemporary Wayang Beber in Central Java <i>Wayang beber</i>, picture-storytelling from Java, is one of the oldest forms of Indonesian theatre and a part of the celebration of Javanese rituals in the past. In recent experiments with the form, artists have created two <i>wayang beber</i> contemporary genres/companies, Wayang Beber Kota (Urban Wayang Beber) and Wayang Beber Welingan (Socio-Educational Wayang Beber). These perform a dialogue with the tradition and depart from it, while at the same time presenting <i>wayang beber</i> from a contemporary perspective. The work focuses on social and cultural changes taking place in Indonesia in relation to tangible and intangible heritage. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Asian Theatre Journal University of Hawai'I Press

Contemporary Wayang Beber in Central Java

Asian Theatre Journal , Volume 31 (2) – Sep 23, 2014

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University of Hawai'I Press
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Copyright © 2008 The University of Hawai'i Press.
ISSN
1527-2109

Abstract

<i>Wayang beber</i>, picture-storytelling from Java, is one of the oldest forms of Indonesian theatre and a part of the celebration of Javanese rituals in the past. In recent experiments with the form, artists have created two <i>wayang beber</i> contemporary genres/companies, Wayang Beber Kota (Urban Wayang Beber) and Wayang Beber Welingan (Socio-Educational Wayang Beber). These perform a dialogue with the tradition and depart from it, while at the same time presenting <i>wayang beber</i> from a contemporary perspective. The work focuses on social and cultural changes taking place in Indonesia in relation to tangible and intangible heritage.

Journal

Asian Theatre JournalUniversity of Hawai'I Press

Published: Sep 23, 2014

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