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The sober, majestic, and profound court arts of eastern and central Java, where
Javanese is spoken, include wayang kulit shadow theatre, wayang orang
unmasked dance, and wayang topeng masked dance. Shadow-puppet theatre.
The entire body of wayang kulit drama was adopted in Bali and in Malaysia. At
least 25 other play cycles have been performed in Indonesia as shadow drama
within this system, including the Pandji cycle (wayang gedog), Islamic Amir ...
That the Balinese wayang kulit may represent the older style of wayang, known
on Java before the coming of Islam, is suggested by the less stylized shape of the
puppets, by the shorter performing time of four to five hours, and by the simple ...
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