I gave my first full-length Wayang Kulit performance a little over a week ago. A clip from the show made it online so I figured— why not post it up on the blog, too?

Those good old nerves were acting up for this one more than for anything else I’ve performed in quite a while, but once the show got going I tried my best to loosen up and just have some fun. Watching the playback, I can see plenty of room for improvement all over— I think priority numero uno is developing a stronger awareness of the play between my light source and shadows (if only to better keep my hands out of view). That’s all par for the course, though, considering I’ve had only about two months of training so far. Those who came out to watch— English speaking and otherwise— all seemed to enjoy themselves, which is always a good sign. As for me, I’m just happy to now know that I can do it!

Plenty more words about Wayang to add to the blog soon, but in the meantime I hope you enjoy the show.

Samuel GoldComment