The Theft of Sita

October 17, 2001, October 19 – 21, 2001

Premiere US Premiere
Production Language English
Country of Origin Australia, Indonesia
Description Inspired by the Sanskrit epic Ramayana, artists from Australia and Indonesia join forces in this gorgeously rendered shadow puppet drama about environmental destruction, political unrest, and corporate greed. An English narrative tracks the actions of more than 150 expertly handled puppets that flit before a gigantic white screen. Vivid computer graphics embellish this duotone world and remarkable score, an exhilarating cross-cultural pollination of Balinese gamelan orchestra with contemporary Western jazz.
Identifier 2001f.00734