The abduction of Sinta - Javanese Shadow Puppet Theatre (Paris, Strasbourg and Nanterre)

Nggiri Kawasta and Sekar Wangi

22nd of November 2008 at Cité de la Musique (Paris)/ 26th of November 2008 at Théâtre Jeune Public (Strasbourg) / 28th of November 2008 at Maison de la musique (Nanterre).

The story is an excerpt from the Ramanaya: the abduction of Sinta. Click here to download the program notes of this event

The Dalang (puppeteer), Sri Joko Raharjo, is accompanied by a full Javanese gamelan orchestra with members of Nggiri Kawasta (Solo, Java) and Sekar Wangi (Cité de la musique, Paris).

Watch below a video with excerpts from the show  and here an interview with Sri Joko Raharjo, the Dalang (puppeteer).

Members of Nggiri Kawasta (Kartasura) and Sekar Wangi (Cité de la musique, Paris):

  • Sri Joko Rahardjo: puppeteer (Dalang) and musical director;
  • Kurniati: gender metallophone;
  • Christophe Moure: rebab fiddle;
  • Supanjang Murti Raharjo: kendhang dua, and ciblon drums;
  • Nia Dwi Raharjo: voice (sindhenan);
  • Estelle Amy de la Bretèque voice (sindhenan);
  • Dominique Billaud: gambang xylophone;
  • Ni Kadek Yulia Puspasari: siter zither;
  • Sarjuli: bonang barung small gongs;
  • Benjamin Dérothe: bonang penerus small gongs;
  • Jean Desaire: slenthem metallophone;
  • Tri Laksito: saron demung metallophone;
  • Mulyono: saron demung metallophone;
  • Pramudya Asa: saron penerus metallophone;
  • Abdeslem Gherbi: saron wayang metallophone;
  • Gilles Delebarre: saron metallophone;
  • Philippe Martins: saron metallphone;
  • François Marillier: saron metallophone;
  • Corentin Marillier: kenong medium gongs;
  • Freddy Ferchaud: ketuk kempyang small gongs, 
  • Sutarjo: gongs.