Wayang Wong

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Wayang Wong Ubud Reviews

ary_tyas ary_tyas
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classical performance that y must see Oct 30, 2008
One of the performance arts which we can find in Bali is called WAYANG WONG. This performance is played by a group of people--usually more than 20 composed of stage actors/actreses and musicians as well. They re-enact stories from ramayana.Wayang wong performers wear masks each mask having a diferent shape or form depending on its character in the story. Basically,there are two main characters: the protoganish and the antagonist. Others character ussually wear animal masks as complements of the story.

Wayang wong is an accient form of clasical performance in Indonesia. In Bali there are only about tree groups of wayang wong which still perform regularly.Most of the performances are for the purpose of ritual or temple ceremonies. One of the wayang wong groups which perform for public is wayang wong of pujung kaja village, small village about 5 km north of Ubud.They perform one of the stories from the famous Ramayana on the open stage of ARMA museum every saturday evening.Wayang wong of pujung kaja village is one of the traditional art performances group which performed in europe a couple of years ago and found their audieces to be most enthusiastic! do not miss it!!
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