A traditional wayang potehi puppet show at Surabaya Culture Hall in Surabaya, Indonesia. The traditional art form is being revitalised by a performing arts group in Jakarta. Photo: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images

Modernising Indonesian puppet shows for millennials: from WhatsApp-using ancient queens to current jokes and local instruments

  • Wayang potehi glove puppet theatre is being given a modern twist, with jokes and references to WhatsApp and other elements of digital culture
  • The traditional Chinese art form is also being localised through the use of Javanese regional dialects and Indonesian instruments
Topic |   Art
A traditional wayang potehi puppet show at Surabaya Culture Hall in Surabaya, Indonesia. The traditional art form is being revitalised by a performing arts group in Jakarta. Photo: Robertus Pudyanto/Getty Images
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