Wayang Educational Package (2008-2013)
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Wayang Educational Package

For centuries, the people of Indonesia have revered and nurtured the art of wayangkulit, the shadow puppet theater. In 2003 the significance of this art form was recognized by UNESCO when it declared wayang a “masterpiece of the oral and intangible heritage of humanity.” UNESCO has included wayangkulit in the Orgnaization’s Intangible Heritage List and its proposed action plan calls for stronger support of puppeteers (dalang) and increased documentation. For full details see the UNESCO Intangible Heritage List.

In support of this goal, Lontar has produced the Wayang Educational Package for use by educators to teach students the art, wisdom, and cultural knowledge found in the wayang tradition through performances by the renowned Ki Purbo Asmoro.

There are three major performance styles of wayangkulit performed today: “classic” (klasik), “contemporary-interpretive (garapan) and “condensed” (padat). Over the past several years Lontar has documented each of these performance styles twice and, from the large amount of footage obtained, has produced six films with subtitles in Indonesian and English. Lontar has also published six complete performance scripts in three languages – Javanese, Indonesian and English – and a volume of musical notation.

With the filming of the six performances now complete, as well as the transcription of the plays and their translation into Indonesian and English, the Lontar Foundation’s  Wayang Educational Package is a landmark work. This package—with its 6 documentary films of 6 wayang performances and its 7 books (2 containing Javanese language transcripts of the 6 performances; 2 containing Indonesian translations of the Javanese texts; 2 with English translations of the Javanese text; and 1 book containing the gamelan notation for the pieces that were performed)—is structured in a highly systematic way, so as to promote the greatest potential possible for appreciation, understanding, and analysis of the wayangkulit tradition, particularly current-day performance practices.

For international,wayang educational package will be handled by Multicultural Media. Please ORDER HERE

Books

Makutharama

Makutharama (Javanese Edition)

Mahkota Rama – Makutharama (Indonesian edition)

Rama’s Crown – Makutharama (English edition)

Sesaji Raja Suya

Sesaji Raja Suya (Javanese edition)

Persembahan Agung Para Raja (Indonesian edition)

The Grand Offering of the Kings – Sesaji Raja Suya (English edition)

Gamelan Scores: Gamelan Notation for Six Wayang Kulit Performances

Films

Makutharama

Makutharama (Rama’s Crown): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Palace Classical Style. Duration: 7 hrs 31 mins

Makutharama (Rama’s Crown): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Contemporary-interpretive Style. Duration: 7 hrs 31 mins

Makuthrama (Rama’s Crown): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Condensed Style. Duration: 2 hrs 4 mins

Sesaji Raja Suya

Sesaji Raja Suya (The Grand Offering of The Kings): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Village Clasical Style. Duration: 7 hrs 9 mins

Sesai Raja Suya (The Grand Offering of The Kings): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Contemporary-interpretive Style. Duration: 6 hrs 40 mins

Sesaji Raja Suya (The Grand Offering of The Kings): A Central Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance in Condenses Style. Durasi: 1 hrs 59 mins

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