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I Gusti Putu Sudarta

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Musician | Puppeteer

I Gusti Putu Sudarta is a renowned musician, composer, dancer and shadow master from the village of Bedulu in Bali, Indonesia. He is a permanent faculty member in the theater department at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts in Denpasar, Bali. Mr. Sudarta has been studying the Balinese perfoming arts since the age of six and participates in weekly ceremonial and secular performances. Since the mid 1980s he has participated in yearly international tours of Balinese traditional and experimental music and dance. He has taken part in numerous inter-cultural experimental theater and music collaborations including the Theft of Sita project in collaboration with the Australian composer Paul Grabowksy and theater director Nigel Jameson.