Intricately carved and vividly colored leather puppets, neatly arranged gamelan instruments, players of the orchestra dressed in colorful batik clothes - all of it synchronizes to make grey shadows on a white screen appealing to the viewers!
Oh, I missed the most important part of the play - the puppet master, called the Dalang, whose job is to move the puppets between the screen and a lamp to make shadows on the screen that people on the other side of the screen see.
After reading about Wayang Kulit a few months ago, I didn't take much time to add it to my bucket list of my then-forthcoming trip to South East Asia. After all, the connection with the Ramayana and Mahabharata and the idea of exploring an 'intangible cultural heritage' as classified by UNESCO were too appealing to let go. However, after not getting clear information in Bali in a month, I had given up on the possibility of experiencing the unique cultural feast.