Monthly Host

International Tours


Ki Purbo Asmoro has toured the USA on four occasions, in 2006, 2009, 2012, and 2013. He has toured the UK twice (1990, 2007), France on two occasions (2009, 2013) and Austria (1994), the Greek Islands (2001), Thailand (2005), Singapore (2006), Japan (2008), Bolivia (2009), and India (2010). He has performed in major cities (New York, Chicago, Paris, London, Seattle, Tokyo, Dallas, Houston, New Delhi, La Paz), as well as giving workshops and demonstrations at renowned universities (Cornell, University of Michigan, Oberlin, Wesleyan, Kalamazoo College) and at a number of museums (The Smithsonian Institute, Museum of International Folk Art in Santa Fe, Johnson Art Museum in Ithaca, NY). See the INTERNATIONALpage for more details.

Every month, on Minggu Paing evening, Ki Purbo Asmoro hosts a wayang at his home in Gebang, Kadipiro. This event is open to the public and is in its SEVENTH year running, having been started in April 2011: 20:30 to 02:00, featuring a different dhalang every month. 

Sabtu, malem Minggu, tgl 26 Mei 2018 LIBUR DULU untuk Bulan Puasa, Ramadhan 2018. Bulan Juni tidak ada hari Minggu Paing. Jadi acara Malem Minggupaingan mulai lagi
Sabtu, 1 Juli 2018.

Purbo Asmoro, Dhalang


Ki Purbo Asmoro was born in 1961 in the small village of Dersana, in Pacitan, East Java, and currently resides in Solo, Central Java. He is both a superstar performer across Central and East Java and a senior instructor in wayang studies (pedhalangan) at the Institute of the Arts (ISI) in Solo.  in the 1990s, Purbo Asmoro developed an innovative style, now known as "all-night garapan" that is imitated by many dhalang of the younger generation. He is universally praised for his creative interpretations, rich character development, original poetic and debate passages, and complex gamelan arrangements that meld the traditional with the new.