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1. In this License, unless the context otherwise requires, the following expressions have the following meanings:

a. AIDA Websites: http://www.aida-web.org, http://www.a-s-i-a-web.org, http://www.tma-web.org and http://www.cwa-web.org

b. Information: the digitized photos, videos, original and translated scripts, and text data, any other contents from the AIDA Websites.

c. Forum: the online forum sites, Notepad and Comments features embedded in the AIDA Websites, where registered members may post Comments and discuss topics relating to the AIDA project or Information.

d. Comment: any content, text, image or other information posted in the Forum by the registered member or by NUS.

e. Academic Purpose: education and research by scholars, teachers, practitioners and general audiences interested in intercultural theatre performances in Asia.


2.1. In order to be granted access to AIDA Websites and to use the Information and the Forum, You must register as a member. You are required to read the terms and conditions of this AIDA Use License ("License") carefully and click on the “Accept” button before You will be able to register your membership of this Website.

2.2. By clicking on the “Accept” button, You agree to be bound by these terms and conditions.


3.1. NUS:

a. owns all rights, title and interest in and to the AIDA Websites, the Information set out on this Websites and the Forum; and/or

b. has the permission of the owners of such Information and other content posted on the Forum (the “Owners”) to use and sublicense the use of the Information set out in the AIDA Websites and the Forum in accordance with the terms of this License.

3.2. NUS hereby grants to You a non-exclusive, revocable for cause, non-transferable, non-sublicenseable, royalty-free license to access and use AIDA Websites, the Information and the Forum subject to the terms and conditions of this License.

4. .Terms of Use of the AIDA WEBSITES AND information

4.1. Permission is granted under this License to access and use the AIDA Websites and Information from these Websites, provided that:

a. You have registered in accordance with Clause 2.1 above, are over the age of majority in your country, and the information You provide regarding your identity is verifiable upon request (“Registered Member”);

b. You do not attempt to register a User Name containing abusive, offensive or discriminatory terms or implications in any language;

c. You may use the AIDA Websites and Information for Academic Purpose only and not for commercial use;

d. You may save the research results and bookmark the videos.

4.2. You shall not download, reproduce, translate, republish, post, transmit or distribute any Information set out on the AIDA Websites, except for certain text data where you may do so subject to the terms of NUS fair use policy stipulated at [web-link].

4.3. You shall not translate the scripts into any language, except as expressly permitted by NUS. However, You may translate the downloadable text data for Academic Purpose.

4.4. You shall not copy or post any Information on any networked computer or publish any Information in any medium for commercial use, except as expressly permitted by NUS.

4.5. You shall not make any modification to the Information.

4.6. You shall explicitly acknowledge the Information used in any published or publicly presented works by following the citation instructions in A|S|I|A, CWA or TMA, or by including the following citation to AIDA: Asian Intercultural Digital Archives, http://aida-web.org.

5. Terms of use of the Forum

5.1. Permission is granted under this License to participate in the Forum and post Comments in the Forum, provided that You are a Registered Member.

5.2. You own the copyright to the Comments You post in the Forum of the AIDA Websites. You are aware that once your Comments are posted in the Forum your Comments may be viewed and used by any registered member and may also become available to the public at large. You grant a non-exclusive, perpetual, irrevocable, transferable, sublicenseable, royalty-free, license to NUS, its collaborators and other registered members to use your ideas and/or copyright to Your expressions of Your ideas for any purpose whatsoever.

5.3. You shall not attempt to post Comments containing offensive, abusive or discriminatory terms or implications in any language in the Forum.

5.4. NUS reserves the right to remove or delete any Comments posted in the Forum which NUS deems in its absolute discretion as offensive, abusive, discriminatory or in any manner inappropriate and to bar You from accessing and using the AIDA Websites and the Forum without prior notice.


6.1. JSPS, AIDA Websites and NUS names, logos, crests and other marks are trademarks or registered trademarks of the respective organizations. They shall not be removed from pages on which they originally appear and pages from the AIDA Websites should always appear exactly as posted without variation. No license to any trademark, copyright or other proprietary right is granted under this License or through any disclosure hereunder. Any use, reproduction, copying or redistribution of JSPS, AIDA Websites and NUS names, logos, crests and other marks without the prior written permission of the organization is strictly prohibited.

7. Disclaimer of Warranties

7.1. The AIDA Websites, the Information and the Forum are offered by NUS only in jurisdictions where and when the same may be lawfully offered. None of the Websites, the Information or the Forum on these pages is intended for use by parties located or resident in jurisdictions which restrict the distribution of these Websites, the Information or the Forum. Parties accessing these Websites, the Information and the Forum are required to ascertain, remind and inform themselves of and observe any relevant restrictions.

7.2. Although the AIDA Websites, the Information and Forum webpages shown are based upon data obtained from reliable sources and every care has been taken in preparing the same, the AIDA Websites or the Information or the Forum are provided “AS IS” without any warranty or representation of any kind, express or implied. In particular no warranty or representation regarding non-infringement, accuracy, completeness or fitness for a particular purpose or age-group of users is given in conjunction with the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum and neither NUS nor the Owners shall be held liable for any inappropriate use, illegal download, loss or damage arising out of or in connection with any reliance upon the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum.

7.3. NUS is not liable to a Registered Member for any Comments in the Forum which may violate relevant legislation in any jurisdiction.

7.3a. NUS does not warrant or represent that the AIDA Websites, including the Forum, meets any security or confidentiality standards. NUS shall not be responsible for any damages or losses incurred by You if such information is accessed and used by any person without NUS’s authorization. 

7.3b. You are aware that your Comments posted in the Forum may be viewed and used by any member of the public. You acknowledge and agree that NUS cannot control or stop the uses to which your Comments may be used by other parties and is not liable for any damages or loss suffered by You. 

7.4. The AIDA Websites or the Forum may be closed down, terminated or withdrawn at any time or some or all of the Information disclosed in the AIDA Websites may be amended or withdrawn without any prior notice at the absolute discretion of NUS. The terms and conditions of access and use of the AIDA Websites, Information and the Forum may also be amended at any time without advance notice at the discretion of NUS.

8. Limitation of Liability

Neither NUS nor the Owners are liable for and they hereby disclaim any direct, indirect, punitive, special, incidental, consequential, or exemplary damages (including, without limitation, loss of business, revenue, profits, goodwill, use, data, or other economic advantage) arising out of or in connection with the use of the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum, even if NUS and/or the Owners have previously been advised of, or reasonably could have foreseen, the possibility of such damages, however they arise, whether in breach of contract or in tort (including negligence), including without limitation damages due to: (i) use of the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum; or (ii) implementation of the methodology in the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum and the use of the results from such implementation.

9. Indemnity

You agree to indemnify and hold NUS and the Owners and their respective officers, directors, agents, members, employees, attorneys and representatives harmless from any claim or demand, including reasonable attorneys' fees, made by any third party due to or arising out of your violation of any of the terms of this License and/or your use of the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum. 

10. Termination

10.1. Your license to use the AIDA Websites, the Information and the Forum shall commence on the date You click “Accept” below. You may terminate this License at any time by de-registering your membership and destroying any portions of the Information in your possession. All restrictions on use and all other provisions that may reasonably be interpreted to survive termination of this License shall survive termination of this License for any reason.

10.2. Your license to use the AIDA Websites, the Information and the Forum will be terminated automatically by NUS if You fail or refuse to comply with any of the terms and conditions of this License. And NUS may bar your future access to and use of the Website, the Information and the Forum.

10.3. Upon termination of this License for whatever reason, You agree to cease to make any use of the AIDA Websites, the Information or the Forum.

10.4. Notwithstanding termination of this Agreement under any of its provision, 7 (Disclaimer of Warranties), 8 (Limitation of Liability), 9 (Indemnity), 10 (Termination), and any other Sections of this Agreement which from their context are intended to survive the termination of this Agreement, shall survive the Term or the termination of this Agreement and shall be deemed to remain in full force and effect.

11. Modifications

11.1. NUS reserves the right at any time to modify the manner of, suspend or terminate your use of or access to the AIDA Websites, the Information and/or the Forum, with or without notice.

11.2. NUS shall not be liable to You or any third-party for any expense, loss and/or damage arising out of or in connection with such modification, suspension, or termination.

11.3. NUS may amend the terms of this License at any time by posting the amended terms on these Websites and the amended terms shall take effect immediately upon such posting.

12. General Terms

12.1. This License constitutes the entire terms and conditions relating to the subject matter herein and cancels and supersedes any prior versions of the License. You may not modify the terms and conditions of this License. You must not assign or otherwise transfer the License or any right granted hereunder.

12.2. This License shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Singapore, without reference to any conflict of law principles, and any legal action or proceeding between NUS and You for any purpose concerning this License shall be brought in a court of competent jurisdiction in Singapore.

12.3. If any term or provision of this License shall be found to be invalid, illegal or otherwise unenforceable by any law or regulation of any government, or by any court or jointly appointed arbitrator, such finding shall not affect the other terms or provisions of this License, or the whole of this License, but such term or provision shall be deemed modified to the extent necessary to render such term or provision enforceable, and the rights and obligations of the parties shall be construed and enforced accordingly, preserving to the fullest permissible extent the intent and purposes of the parties set forth in this License.

12.4. Rights and obligations under this License that by their nature should survive shall remain in full force and effect after termination or expiration of this License for three (3) years.

12.5. Any express waiver or failure to exercise promptly any right under this License shall not create a continuing waiver or any expectation of non-enforcement.

12.6. Any third party who receives any portion of the Information from you is also bound by the terms of this License and You shall be responsible for informing such third party of the same.

Contemporary Wayang Archive

The Contemporary Wayang Archive (CWA) is a collection of re-elaborations of Java's oldest performance tradition. All of the performances were recorded in 21st century Java. This archive includes translations, notes and explanations of how the performances were received in their original context.

Easily locate resources

Browse through the performances through a tag search or locate any specific word through in the subtitles through the word search.

The archive is made for artists, researchers and educators interested in the contemproary performing arts of Java.

Notes and subtitles

Click on videos to select from one of the full-length translated videos. On the right hand panel, you can find translation notes and explanations, as well as a list of the terms of address used in Indonesian and Javanese which are preserved in the English translation.