Hundreds of elementary school students and local artists participated in a tolerance-themed wayang plastik (plastic puppet) art performance called "Wayang Wolak Walik Toleransi [tolerance puppet show]" on the grounds of Kanjuruhan Stadium in Malang, East Java, on Dec. 24, 2019.
Other than plastic puppets, the event – highlighting local culture and religious symbols – also featured pencak silat (traditional martial art), poetry, traditional dance and music and Islamic songs.
At 7:30 p.m., spectators flocked to the event, which also featured leang leong (Chinese dragon dance) combined with the barongan masked dance from East Java.
The children rehearsed for four days to prepare the show, which finished with a malangan masked dance performed by local artists and a 15-minute wayang plastik show by 60-year-old dalang (puppeteer) Sukarjo. (kes)