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Bali Puppeteers to Perform in Chennai, India

ISI Bali Team to Attend 10-Day Performance Workshop on Puppets February 9-18, 2011 in Chennai, India.

(1/15/2011) An artistic team from the Bali Institute of Fine Arts (ISI) comprised two students and two professors will soon travel to India to participate in show entitled "Bali Puppets Meet Indian Puppets."

The stage presentation will take place February 9-18, 2011, at the Lalit Kala Academy in Chennai.

According to ISI's rector, Professor Dr. I Wayan Rai, Bali's contribution will comprise a shadow puppet (Wayan Kulit) performance by puppeteer I Ketut Kodi.

Kodi who is an instructor at ISI in Denpasar is a multi-talented performer know for his distinctive and dramatic voice.

Joining Kodi on the trip to Chennai, India will be I Nyoman Sukerta, the secretary of the puppetry faculty together with two of his faculties star pupils I Bagus Brata Natyam and I Made Sukarsa.

The Bali team is traveling to India on the invitation of the Indian organizers. In addition to live stage performances, the Balinese puppeteers will participate in seminars and puppet making workshops with Indian artists from Kerala, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka and fellow puppeteers from Thailand.