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Wayang Jataka, Experimental Balinese Shadow Theater

I Gusti Putu, Sudarta, SSP., M.Sn (2007) Wayang Jataka, Experimental Balinese Shadow Theater. Documentation. ISI Denpasar.

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Konsep This short performance which grew out of conversations between Christopher Romero, I Gusti Putu Sudarta and Andy McGraw in Bali this Summer. The story for this experimental performance is based upon the traditional Jataka Buddhist tales. These are the legends of the many incarnations of the Buddha. The Jataka were picked for this collaboration because of the relative foreignness of the material to all of the collaborations. Only one Jataka, Sutasoma, is extant in contemporary Balinese culture. Similarty, the Jataka tales are relatively unknown in the Euro-America tradition, but do appear in older European works, such as the concept of rebirth, re-invention and re-incarnation resonates with a generation increasingly comfortable with the creation of virtual avatars, multi-tasking complex identities and secondlives. The Jataka tale recounted in this experimental performance is the More Jataka in which the Boddhisattva is reborn as a peacock.

Item Type: Monograph (Documentation)
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
Divisions: Faculty > Performing Arts Faculty > Puppetry Department
Depositing User: Ni Made Dwi Oktaviani
Date Deposited: 30 Jul 2012 04:53
Last Modified: 30 Jul 2012 04:53

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