Union Internationale de la Marionnette

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Last updated: 26-01-2024

UNIMA Indonesia

Date of creation: December 16th, 2009

Gedung Pewayangan Kautaman Lantai 1 Jalan Raya Pintu 1 TMII
13810  JAKARTA TIMUR  Indonesia

+62 21 8778 3566

+62 21 8779 9387



Brief history
UNIMA Indonesia was established on December 16th, 2009 in Jakarta. The declaration of its establishment was signed by Dr. H. Solichin, Chairman of the National Secretariat of Indonesian Wayang [SENAWANGI], Mr. Ekotjipto, Chairman of Indonesian Puppeteers Union [PEPADI], Mr. Dadi Pudumjee, President of UNIMA and M. Jacques Trudeau, Secretary General of UNIMA on December 15th, 2009 in the SENAWANGI office in Jakarta.

Important projects and achievements
In 2010, UNIMA Indonesia staged an event which helped to revive the Potehi Puppet tradition. It published a graphic book on Indonesia wayang. This serves as a bridge for the younger generations to understand and love wayang, and to encourage their participation in the preservation of the wayang, recognized by UNESCO as a Cultural Heritage of Humanity. It organized an International Symposium on October 17th, 2011 in Serpong, Tangerango to celebrate the two years of UNIMA Indonesia, when it organized the performance of Javanese shadow puppets. It participated in the World Wayang Summit in 2012 organized by the Ministry of Education and Culture.

Last news of the UNIMA Center

Puppetraining Seminar: Wayang, Indonesian Arts Institute, Denpasar, Bali

Guest: I Nyoman Sedama Date: Friday, March 8, 2024 Time: 12:30 CET Language: English Zoom link: ZOOM DIRECT LINK The Professional Training Commission of UNIMA (Union Internationale de la Marionnette) will continue this year with the interview series: “Focus on Training in Puppetry Arts,” aiming to discover the key approaches in teaching puppetry arts worldwide […]

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In this 8th celebration, PESTA BONEKA will be held on site in Yogyakarta for the audience and also puppet theater artists to enjoy. PESTA BONEKA is an international biennial puppet festival that has been independently held by Papermoon Puppet Theater since 2008. The festival, which is held every two years, is a gathering place for […]

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Death of Asep Sunandar Sunarya

The famous indonesian puppeteer Asep Sunandar Sunarya passed away on 31 March 2014. Indonesian Dalang, he came in Charleville-Mézières (France), at Margareta Niculescu’s invitation (1995), for a workshop, “Puppet Wayang Golek” organized for the Ecole Nationale Supérieure des Arts de la Marionnette.   UNIMA joins à ESNAM to express its condolences to the family.

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