At the Noe Valley Ministry, 1021 Sanchez in San Francisco:
After 4 years we return to our original venue for a special performance!
ShadowLight Productions presents:
Wayang Bali: Balinese Shadow Play
Saturday, April 11 8:00pm
$25 door / $20 advance
Performed by Artistic Director and Shadow Master Larry Reed
Featuring ShadowLight Gamelan Gender Wayang: Carla Fabrizio, Paul Miller & Sarah Willner.
Wayang Bali, the Balinese shadow play, is one of the most exciting undiscovered events of world theater. Until recently, language barriers have kept its drama and humor hidden from the world at large. Plots for Wayang Bali are drawn from the Mahabharata myth cycle, in which five brothers are pitted against one hundred jealous cousins in a struggle for power involving gods, demons, magical weapons, and the inevitable beautiful princess. Larry and the Gamelan musicians make it possible for Western audiences to enjoy this classical form of storytelling adding contemporary humor & references to the traditional stories.
ShadowLight Productions is one of the very few professional shadow theatre companies in the world honoring ancient shadow theatre traditions while innovating through the use of contemporary technologies and interdisciplinary approaches. Founded in 1972 by Larry Reed, the company’s mission is to expose the general public to shadow theatre in a wide range of forms including, but not limited to, live performances, film, and other media. In addition to the entertainment value, their work serves as a tool for cultural diplomacy. www.shadowlight.org
Doors open 25 minutes before the concert.
Sat May 16, 8PM - DIRTY CELLO, LITTLEST BIRDS (at Cyprian's)
Sat May 30, 8PM - THE LADY CROONERS, MERRYGOLD (at Cyprian's)
Sat June 13, 8PM - QUILLES & CLOUD (at Cyprian's)
About SF Live Arts
Presented by Larry Kassin since
1981, SF Live Arts at Cyprian’s has earned
a reputation as one of the most diverse and innovative music/performance
series in the Bay Area. See the archive of past events….
Located at St. Cyprian’s Church,
the series has garnered praise
for its programming of nationally and internationally known musicians
(many who’ve won Grammys, Guggenheim Fellowships and other awards) and Bay Area performers of the highest quality.
In the News…
Jesse Hamlin, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, February 6, 2011
Andrew Gilbert, San Francisco Chronicle, Sunday, January 8, 2006