Shadow & Soul: Javanese Puppets

Asia North 2022

Apr. 23, 2022, 08:00 pm

Stillpointe Theatre 1915 Maryland Ave

Performance with Q&A:
Shadow & Soul: Javanese Puppets
Saturday, April 23. 8pm
Stillpointe Theatre

Be entranced and inspired by this shadow puppet performance presented by Marc Hoffman, a long-time practitioner of Indonesian shadow puppetry. Hoffman presents his own English language versions of Central Javanese stories based on Hindu epics combined with philosophical messages, current political commentary, and humor. Delight in how he brings to life intricately designed puppets depicting kings, princesses, ogres, and knights. Join Hoffman for a Q&A following the performance. Marc Hoffman has studied Indonesian shadow puppetry at California Institute of the Arts and the state arts academy and at the Mangkunegaran court puppetry school in Surakarta, Central Java, Indonesia.

COVID-19 Safety Protocol: Masks and proof of triple vaccination required.

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