Badung government revitalized the Parva and Wayang Wong (Human Puppet) art that had become a favorite entertainment around 1965. The activity performed by the Badung Artists Association (HSB) was started by organizing a workshop. “Viruses of the Parva and Human Puppet need spreading in the community, so that it will not come into extinction in the global era,” said Secretary of the Badung Regency, Kompyang R. Swandika, after opening the workshop on Wednesday (Nov 14).
Chairman of the HSB, I Nyoman Catra, said the workshop aimed at gathering the experts, traditional art lovers, scholars and leaders in order to explore and revitalize the presence of traditional arts, especially the art of Parva and Human Puppet. “Both arts have long been considered dormant. Even, they are the almost extinct. The activity is aimed to explore the important information and the same perception about the art of Parva and Human Puppet,” he said.
The workshop related to the third anniversary of the Badung Regency’s capital and the sixth Badung Cultural Festival was attended by 200 participants. The experts in the art attending the workshop included Prof. Dr. I Wayan Dibia, Dr. I Ketut Suteja, Mangku Made Persib, I Gusti Ngurah Windia and Ida Bagus Mambal. (BTN/015)