This in-house presentation showcases our students' development and progress after nine weeks of training in Wayang Wong under the tutelage of master teacher, Pujiyani (Indonesia), with assistance and translations by Lyn Hans Rezuan.
The presentation will be followed by a dialogue session with Pujiyani and IT Director T. Sasitharan.
Year 1 students: Iyer Aditi Venkateshwaran, Mehta Sanat, Surendran Anathan
Year 2 students: Almeniana Adam Guevarra, Krys Yuan, Lam Man Yik, Sharma Akshay, Sampath Kumar Karthik
About Wayang Wong master teacher, Pujiyani
Pujiyani is a Javanese Sinden and dancer with more than 20 years of experience. She has performed regionally in various festivals and has been a core member of famous dalangs such as Ki Anom Suroto, Ki Warseno Slank and, currently, Ki Manteb Soedarsono. Pujiyani has taught at ASGA Surakarta and ISI Yogyakarta and is currently a Deputy Director of the Dance Department at ASGA Surakarta. She is part of a collaboration with the Center for Science and Technology Excellence (PUI) Javanologi, Universitas Sebelas Maret (UNS) Surakarta to form a dance department. She also co-authored Yati Pesek: Seniman Populer Serba Bisa and has been published in Gelar: Jurnal Seni Budaya, a journal that publishes research on arts and culture by academics and practitioner-researchers.
In 2018, she was conferred the title of Nyi Ngabehi from the Istana Mangkunegaran in Solo, Indonesia, as a steward in the performing arts. Pujiyani has a Master of Arts (Dance & Research) from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Surakarta, and a Bachelor of Arts (Dance) from the Indonesia College of the Arts.