About the Instructor
Putu Rekayasa comes from a long line of priests, puppeteers and puppet makers on Bali’s north coast. He began studying wayang kulit from his father at age eight, later accompanying him as a musician and creating many of the distinct puppets used in his productions. Rekayasa is a graduate of Bali’s premier art institute (ISI Denpasar) and his latest production, Perang Banjar, explores the first conflict between Dutch colonialists and Balinese resistance fighters in 1868. The piece premiered at the 2015 Bali Arts Festival, with Rekayasa serving as the writer, director, and narrator.