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Asep Sunandar Sunarya

Asep Sunandar Sunarya

Indonesian Puppetry Maestro
Asep Sunandar Sunarya
The basics

Quick Facts

Intro Indonesian Puppetry Maestro
Was Entertainer Puppeteer
From Indonesia
Type Entertainment
Gender male
Birth 3 September 1955, Bandung
Death 31 March 2014, Bandung (aged 58 years)
The details (from wikipedia)


Asep Sunandar Sunarya (3 September 1955 – 31 March 2014) was a Sundanese wayang golek dalang (Sundanese rod puppet master). He was one of the most famous puppeteers in the genre.
Sunarya was born in Kampung Jelekong, Baleendah, Bandung, where he died on 31 March 2014 at 14:20 WIB (UTC+7) of a heart attack.

Personal Achievement

  • 1984–2001  : Founder board of Yayasan Pedalangan Giri Harja.
  • 1975 – present : Not less than 120 wayang golek shows held annually, even between 1976 and 1987 performed wayang golek show uninterruptedly for six consecutive months.
  • 1978  : Champion Pinilih 1 Binojakrama in West Java Province.
  • 1982  : Champion Pinilih 1 Binojakrama in West Java Province.
  • 1985  : Champion General Binojakrama in West Java Province.
  • 1989  : A wayang golek tour to United States of America.
  • 1992  : Attending Puppet Festivity (Teater Boneka) in France.
  • 1993  : Honorable Lecturer at Institut International de la Marionnette in Charleville-Mézières.
  • 1994  : A wayang golek tour in Europe.
  • 1994-2004  : hosted "ASEP Show" di Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI), with its main character Cepot every Ramadhan or feasting month in Moslem calendar.
  • 2001  : A tour of England for wayang golek play in 12 city with Asian Music Circuit (AMC).
  • 2005  : performed wayang golek shows every Saturday night in Televisi Pendidikan Indonesia (TPI). The shows were aired for 39 episodes.
  • 2006  : Wayang Golek Festivity on promoting West Java Provinces government agenda along with RRI birthday.
  • 2006  : with American Music Circuit (AMC) having wayang golek show and workshop wayang golek in England for 40 days.

Giri Harja 3, wayang golek support group owned and founded by Asep Sunandar Sunarya himself, also received various awards from many institutions, yet the most prestigious of all was presidential medal for cultural affair Satyalencana Kebudayaan conveyed by Presiden Soeharto .

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