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We bought the tickets on a whim, thinking, "how bad could it be?". Well we found out and the answer is, pretty bad.
There was a aire of mystery approaching the area which was fun but once seated in the not so comfortable seats in...More
This puppet show is bada** and all you fools who are like "wa wa wa the show was in Bahasa, THE NERVE" get your head out of your butt, look around you and remind yourself that you are in Indonesia, not Disney World, and that...More
This is the by far the best of the 3 puppet shows I saw whilst in Ubud. I had the pleasure of meeting the guys trying to preserve this wonderful traditional Art. It is run by the very welcoming Baruna Family. Of which Ida Bagus...More
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.