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An Evening of Balinese Shadow Theater

  • Red Poppy Art House 2698 Folsom St. San Francisco, CA 94110 United States (map)

Red Poppy Art House and ShadowLight Productions present An Evening of Balinese Shadow Theatre featuring Dalang Larry Reed and Gamelan Gender Wayang.

Date: Friday, May 24, 2019
Time: 7pm doors, 7:30pm show
Admission: $20-25 sliding scale GET TICKETS HERE
*A limited quantity of additional tickets will be available for purchase at the door.

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 musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoy this classical form of storytelling.

Carla Fabrizio - gamelan gender
Lisa Gold - gamelan gender
Paul Miller - gamelan gender
Sarah Willner - gamelan gender

with vocalist Katie Harrell

Larry Reed is a nationally and internationally acclaimed theatre artist and is a trailblazer in the contemporary shadow theatre field. 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.