Wayang Kulit

Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater

I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda is one of Bali's most respected master dancers and director of Indonesian Dance of Illinois. His charismatic performances have been well received throughout Asia, Europe, and the United States. A graduate of the National Performing Arts Institute (KOKAR) in Denpasar, Indonesia, he is well versed in the many forms of traditional dance and music from Indonesia. 


Mr. Kertayuda is also Balinese Wayang Kulit Dalang - a master of Balinese shadow puppetry. He performs shadow puppet characters, spoken and sung in Sanskrit from the epic poetry of The Mahabharata and The Ramayana. 'Pak Ngurah recorded the individual instrumental parts with Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio in early 2020. We are preparing the effects soundtrack and spatial mix for multichannel performance at Elastic Arts, Chicago after COVID vaccination is common, hopefully in late 2021.