Wayang Purwa dan Tantangan Teknologi Media Baru


  • Bedjo Riyanto Jurusan Desain Komunikasi Visual, Fakultas Sastra dan Seni Rupa Universitas Sebelas Maret Surakarta, Jurusan Desain Komunikasi Visual, Fakultas Seni dan Desain Universitas Kristen Petra Surabaya




Wayang kulit purwa, leather shadow puppet, hegemony, commercialization.


The art of shadow puppets or wayang has been established as a Masterpiece of Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity by UNESCO. Leathermade shadow puppets or wayang kulit purwa as one of many wayang performances has been the most hegemonic, receiving much attention nationally as well as internationally until today. Therefore, there is an assumption that “the real” wayang is wayang kulit purwa. Globalization, commercialization, and the development of communication technology of popular culture influence greatly the advancement of wayang kulit purwa performances or even other wayang shows. Every stake holder of shadow puppet art truly needs the creative adaptive ability so that wayang can still be sustainable in the future.