ShadowLight Productions Presents
An Evening of Balinese Shadow Theatre
with Dalang Larry Reed,
featuring ShadowLight gamelan gender musicians:
Lisa Gold, Suzanne La, Paul Miller, and Sarah Willner with singer Katie Harrell
Date & Time: Monday, October 14, 7:30PM
Location: 125 Morrison Hall, The Albert Elks Room,UC Berkeley.
Larry Reed with ShadowLight's Gamelan Gender Wayang featuring Lisa Gold, Suzanne La, Paul Miller, and Sarah Willner, led by Gamelan Sekar Jaya's master artist in residence, I Wayan Suweca will be performing "Wayang Bali: An Evening of Balinese Shadows. Wayang Bali, the Balinese shadow play, is one of the most revered traditional art forms in the world. Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Larry Reed and the Gamelan Gender Wayang musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoy this classical form of storytelling. Learn more.
Larry Reed is an award-winning, internationally acclaimed Shadow Master. In 1972, he founded ShadowLight Productions to nurture indigenous shadow theatre traditions, as well as to explore and expand the possibilities of the shadow theatre medium. He is one of the first Westerners to have trained in the traditional Balinese shadow theatre (wayang kulit) and is a dalang or “shadow master,” who manipulates over 20 carved leather shadow puppets while simultaneously serving as the conductor of the accompanying gamelan orchestra, the director, and the stage manager.
Larry assisted by
Katie Harrell (singer), Yawen Winnie Chen and Fred C. Riley III.
Music performed by
ShadowLight's gamelan gender wayang featuring Lisa Gold, Carla Fabrizio, Paul Miller, and Sarah Willner with Gamelan Sekar Jaya's master artist in residence, I Wayan Suweca