Symposium : Panji stories in manuscripts and performance, 21/09/2018, Leiden University Library
The Prince of Jenggala and the many faces of Panji
Panji stories are among the most popular works of Indonesian literature, art and theatre. To celebrate the recent Unesco-recognition of this important genre, the Leiden University Library and KITLV will hold a one-day symposium in Leiden on 21 September 2018 exploring Panji stories in manuscripts, paintings and dramatic performance. Through scholarly as well as artistic presentations, this broad-scope symposium will emphasize the many different ways in which these ancient stories were and still are passed on. It showcases the genre in all its diversity, including versions from different Indonesian and Mainland Southeast Asian regions, written or chanted texts, paintings and scrolls, and dramatic performances with masks or puppets. We close the day with a Javanese wayang-play presenting an exciting new interpretation of the Panji theme.
The Javanese puppeteer Agus Bimo Prayitno and his musicians will finish the day with a unique and innovative shadow puppet theatre (wayang kulit) performance on Prince Panji. In this performance Panji features as a metaphor for Javanese farmers. They are encouraged to ensure the availability of water for their plots and households by taking care of their natural environment. The performance will take place in the Lipsius building, room 0.19, 15.30-16.30 hrs.
Leiden University Library, Vossius Room
9.30 -10.00 hrs
Arrival, coffee & tea
10.00 – 10.10 hrs
Word of welcome by Marije Plomp and Doris Jedamski (Asian Library)
10.10 – 10.30 hrs
Roger Tol and Wardiman Djojonegoro (under reserve), Background of the UNESCO recognition of Panji manuscripts.
10.30 – 11.00 hrs
Gijs Koster, Between Love and Domination: the Malay Hikayat Kuda Semirang Sira Panji Pandai Rupa.
11.00 – 11.30 hrs
Lydia Kieven, A comparative study of illustrations of Jayakusuma manuscripts in Jakarta, British Library, and Staatsbibliothek Berlin.
11.30 – 12.00 hrs
Peter Worsley, The rhetoric of paintings: the Balinese Malat and the prospect of a history of Balinese ideas, imaginings and emotions in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
Leiden University Library, Heinsius room
12.00 – 14.00 hrs
Exhibition of Panji manuscripts, photographs and paintings from Leiden University Library/KITLV collections
12.00 – 12.15 and 12.30 – 12.45 hrs
Hedi Hinzler, Balinese wayang paintings on cloth and their stories.
13.00 – 14.00 hrs lunch break
14.00 – 14.30 hrs
Tea Skrinjaric, Unrolling the Story: Wayang Beber on Java
14.30 – 15.00 hrs
Clara Brakel and Silvy Puntowati, Panji stories as masked performances in Central Java. With a demonstration of Panji masks by dance group Kuwung-kuwung
15.00 – 15.30 hrs tea break
Lipsius building, room 0.19
15.30 – 16.30 hrs
Performance of Wayang Jantur (innovative Indonesian shadow puppet theatre based on Panji stories) Dhalang Agus Bimo Prayitno and musicians, with an introduction by Lydia Kieven.
We hope to welcome you at the symposium and/or wayang performance on 21 September. Please let us know if you’re joining us by sending us an email: firstname.lastname@example.org (subject: Symposium Panji stories and number of attendees) or by phone: 071-527 28 32. If you just want to attend the wayang performance in the Lipsius building, no registration is needed.