Bali's puppet masters – A young performer from central Java at the first Bali Puppetry Festival that took place from September 22 to September 27.
Bali's puppet masters – "Often a performance offers a message or something to learn," says festival organizer Ayu Mandala. Although there were plenty of lighter touches like a shadow puppet Psy.
Bali's puppet masters – A Bunraku puppet performer from Japan.
Bali's puppet masters – Potehi puppetry arrived in Indonesia from China in the 16th century.
Bali's puppet masters – Made Sidia is a Balinese "dalang" or master of shadow puppetry, known as wayang kulit. He is a fourth generation puppeteer whose young son is learning to be a performer.
Bali's puppet masters – Sidia and Australian puppeteer Peter Wilson are co-directors of a show that combines shadow puppetry with live action performance called "Bali Agung" at the Bali Safari and Marine Park.
Bali's puppet masters – The show features a menagerie of animals, including ducks, cows, elephants and a jaguar.