The Contemporary Wayang Archive

The Contemporary Wayang Archive (CWA) is a collection of re-elaborations of Java's oldest performance tradition: wayang kulit. This archive includes performance data, translations, and notes by the editors and translators of how the performances were received in their original context.

the Dalang - the puppeteer in an Indonesian wayang performance

from - reference WIKIPEDIA

The dhalang or dalang (Javanese: dhalang; Indonesian and Malay: dalang) is the puppeteer in an Indonesian wayang performance.


A short introduction to Wayang Kulit - from - reference http://cwa-web.org/en/wayang

Wayang kulit (literally “leather puppets”) is one of the oldest and most important performance traditions of Southeast Asia. It is found in different parts of Java and Bali (Indonesia), as well as Malaysia. Javanese wayang kulit, the focus of this archive, is intimately connected to the cultural life of Java and it is closely linked to traditional dance, architecture and textile art. Wayang kulit has also shaped literature and contemporary art.