At last the Bali Council meeting has begun. Marking the first hybrid council meeting of UNIMA’s 95 year history, we celebrate the gift technology has given us to connect more broadly across the world, despite some challenges this imperfect tool also brings. Most of all however, this morning was a reminder of the passion and dedication of our vast network to celebrate what connects us – puppetry and a desire for mutual understanding and connection. The opening ceremony at the Garuda Wisnu Kencana cultural park was highlighted by a resonant performance by Collaboration Puppet Theater “AUM.” We thank our Indonesian hosts for all the work and dedication in making this dream of a council meeting in Bali a beautiful reality. Just as the kayonan made its appearance tonight, we begin a new chapter in UNIMA’s history together.