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Ékalaya
(courtesy of Ki Purbo Asmoro)
logo by Ki Gamblang, 2020
Ékalaya
(courtesy of Ki Purbo Asmoro)

Prince Ékalaya is from a foreign land and comes to Astina to study archery with the renowned teacher, Durna, but is rejected since he is not one of the Pandhawa or Kurawa lineage. Devastated, he goes off to the forest, creates a clay semblance of Durna, and practices before it. Whenever he has difficulties, he imagines what Durna would say to coach him. After many months, Ékalaya becomes an expert, comes back to Astina, and is embraced by Durna. However….Arjuna, Durna’s top student, is very jealous, and here the troubles begin. But our arts center takes as inspiration the drive, dedication, initiative, and discipline of Ékalaya as a student in a foreign land.


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