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Ki Anom Suroto: Staying true to classicism

  • Anissa S. Febrina

    The Jakarta Post

JAKARTA | Fri, June 12 2009 | 01:35 pm
Ki Anom Suroto: Staying true to classicism (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama) (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama)

PREMIUM (JP/R. Berto Wedhatama) It was an evening unlike any other for Javanese puppeteer Anom Suroto. That night, about a hundred pairs of eyes – most of which belonged to Indonesians – glanced back and forth between the dozens of leather puppets that came to life in his hands and a handful of screens displaying English subtitles to his Bima Bungkus show.
It was a charity nig...