Ciptoning (Arjuna's Deep Meditation)
Jointly presented by SAM and Southeast Asian Studies Programme (Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, NUS) and NUS Centre for the Arts
In conjunction with The Inoyama Donation: A Tale of Two Artists exhibition
A one-night wayang kulit performance that brings together the talents of master shadow puppeteer Purbo Asmoro, acclaimed gamelan musician and musical director Wakidi Dwidjomartono and the musicians of the NUS Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble!
Purbo Asmoro, one of Java's most respected and popular wayang performers, will perform Ciptoning, an episode from the great Indian epic The Mahabharata, about an evil orge who plans to steal a goddess and make her his wife. Arjuna, a prince, is sent by the gods to defeat the ogre and a battle ensues.
With simultaneous English translation available in print as well as projected surtitles
26 Mar (Sun), 7.30pm, SAM Glass Hall. Reservation of limited front row seats with donations of S$10 and above. Free admission for all other seats on a first-come-first-served basis.