"Our sincere thanks and appreciation for
your passionate performance of Wayang Kulit."
Makarim Wibisono, Ambassador, Permanent Representative of the Republic of Indonesia to the United Nations, New York
"Tamara proved herself in a performance
of a classical Javanese shadow puppet play at the Kautaman Wayang Theatre at
Taman Mini, Indonesia... Tamara explained the philosophy of wayang in such an
interesting way that a journalist of a national weekly magazine exclaimed:
"I never would have imagined that I, an Indonesian, would learn the meaning
of wayang from a foreigner!"... The quality of Tamara's performance was
excellent. Her voice was rich in expression and she was capable of portraying
the various characters of the puppets. Her puppet manipulation was
Mathias Hariyadi, KOMPAS, August 18, 1999, Jakarta, Indonesia
"Professionally presented and
enthusiastically received... an extremely informative experience."
Aline Hill-Ries Director, Education Department, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
"Tamara is a superb performer and an
speaker... she kept our group enthralled"
Susan S. Wadley, Professor of Anthropology and South Asian Studies Global Affairs Institute, Syracuse University, New York
Festival of Indonesia "Your performances
were truly magical! Congratulatory calls and letters are pouring in! People
really felt transported to Java."
Paula S. Lawrence, Assistant Director Performing Arts Department, The Asia Society, New York
"The play takes on an
exotically-graceful form on its backlit screen."
Hugh O'Haire, The New York Times
"Total theatre of the highest
Dr. Stella Russell, Author, Lecturer, Art Critic and Professor of Art Nassau Community College, New York
"The children in the audience were
literally on the edge of their seats! Tamara is a consummate professional"
Laura Knoepler, Brooklyn Children's Museum, Brooklyn, New York
"The shadow puppets of Java were
stunning, the theatre work quite moving and the potential for multicultural
interdisciplinary work exciting"
Dr. Lynn Kurtz, East Meadow Schools, East Meadow, New York
"With charm and imagination, Tamara
makes an ancient Asian culture understandable. A beautiful, inspiring and rare
Beate Gordon, Director, Performing Arts Department, The Asia Society, New York
"Tamara's rapport with young audiences is an engaging experience filled with the traditional and mythical culture of Java."
Teddy Yoshikami, Education Department, American Museum of Natural History, New York
"The children were absolutely entranced
by the puppets, the story, the music -- and by the colorful depiction of a
childhood in far-off Indonesia."
Dedi Firestone, Director of Arts Education, Queens College/CUNY, New York
"This was not just theatre .. this was
Dr. Takis Kokkoris, Festival Director, The Athens International Theatre Festival, Athens, Greece
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