Wayang Kulit - Balinese Shadow Puppet Theater
I Gusti Ngurah Kertayuda is one of Bali's most respected master dancers and the 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 most of the individual gamelan parts with Alex Inglizian at Experimental Sound Studio in early 2020. Recording will resume this summer. We will then begin theatrical sound design and instrumental mixing for spatial performance on CLEAT at Elastic Arts, Chicago.