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Oka Kartini Shadow Puppet Performance

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Not to miss if you love theatre

I would not recommend it to anyone, but if you love theatre and fine arts, if you still allow your... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
Caterina N
Rome, Italy
A bit absurd, but fun

We had already seen some Balinese dancing, so we thought this would be something different to... read more

Reviewed 8 May 2017
Gertje P
via mobile
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+62 361 975193
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Reviewed 6 days ago

I would not recommend it to anyone, but if you love theatre and fine arts, if you still allow your inner child to be amazed and surprised then it's worth while. Language barriers and unfamiliar plot make a bit hard to focus attention for the...More

Thank Caterina N
Reviewed 11 April 2018

The puppet show at Oka Kartini was authentic shadow puppets with modifications which made it fun and entertaining for tourists. They included some English dialog and contemporary jokes to keep those of us who do not speak Sanskrit engaged. The puppet masters manipulation of the...More

Thank J Z
Reviewed 26 February 2018

Tedious, long and impossible to follow. Unlike other Balinese performances which are at least impressive and interesting despite slightly hard to follow, this was impossible to discern any possible storyline and was unimpressive from the start to the end. Do anything else instead of going...More

Thank HJHenson
Reviewed 7 February 2018

I wanted to like this performance, I really did. But this tests the patience of anyone who does not speak Bahasa Indonesia and is not accustomed to the music and puppets. It was extremely loud (but not pleasant to the ear, with lots of banging),...More

Thank DCDolcevita
Reviewed 18 December 2017

This shadow puppet show did not disappoint. This is a small, intimate venue. You will feel as if you are being entertained in a small village back in time. The artistry is amazing considering that only one elderly gentleman was working all the puppets and...More

Thank Travelbug880
Reviewed 12 October 2017

The show was fun with the dalang speaking in Balinese, French and English to accommodate many guests. The story was easy to follow, and funny. The shadow puppets were exquisite to see, and after the show, the shop was opened allowing patrons to buy masks...More

Thank Barbara K
Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Great experience of Balinese ancient art, those delicacy puppets are so amazing, artists vocal performance powerful. Recommend not to understand what's playing but just feel it with five senses then you'll get great experience.

Thank 亮君 陳
Reviewed 8 May 2017 via mobile

We had already seen some Balinese dancing, so we thought this would be something different to try. There were only 11 spectators present when it started and several of them struggled visibly with the noise level, as the music was very good, but somewhat loud....More

1  Thank Gertje P
Reviewed 15 April 2017 via mobile

We were recommended this show by hotel staff and several drivers. The hotel gave us a list of dance and puppet shows but said this is the one for authenticity. Show starts at 8pm. $10 AUS. There were seats for about 60 but only 5...More

1  Thank Sarah K
Reviewed 3 April 2017

The puppet master showed a great sense of fun and added some English to the mostly Sanskrit play. We already knew the plot and the characters so it was no problem to get the drift...it was good theatre with an atmosphere of mystery as we...More

1  Thank Richard D
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Diane A
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It was $10 a ticket.