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Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 4
Sunday, 4 Oct, 2009 – 5:34 | One Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 4

Listening to these recordings many Balinese musicians are struck by the impact of juxtaposition and re–combination as a defining feature of kebyar so early in its evolution—appropriating gendér wayang (music for shadow–puppet theater), gambang bamboo …

Sanghyang Jaran Dance
Tuesday, 22 Sep, 2009 – 14:52 | 3 Comments
Sanghyang Jaran Dance

Sanghyang Jaran is a kind of trance dance in which the entranced dancers imitate the the movement of soldier on horseback. It is said that in Sanghyang Jaran dance, the dancers are possessed by ancestral …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 3
Saturday, 12 Sep, 2009 – 5:23 | No Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 3

Ida Bagus Surya is credited as being the leader of the Bubunan gamelan, assisted by I Nengah Dangin, an expert in kakawin literature, translation and dance. Simpen goes on to describe the Bubunan dance at …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 2
Saturday, 5 Sep, 2009 – 10:31 | No Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 2

As twelve réyong are now omnipresent and taken for granted, the most common association with gamelan sekati is through the oncangan melodic figurations played by the gangsa section. Gamelan sekati is still performed in Bungkulan, …

Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 1
Sunday, 30 Aug, 2009 – 9:59 | No Comment
Bali 1928: Gamelan Gong Kebyar – Emergence of Kebyar – Part 1

Kebyar came into being around the turn of the century and innovations were brewing between 1910 and 1915 in North Bali’s Buléléng region, the Dutch colonial administration center. Elders in Bungkulan have said that the …

Which types of Balinese gamelan are rarely seen or heard? Part I
Tuesday, 10 Mar, 2009 – 16:50 | No Comment
Which types of Balinese gamelan are rarely seen or heard? Part I

In Bali, there are in fact around thirty-five different types of gamelan which could be considered rare. Among the very rarely seen or heard is the sweet-sounding seven tone semara pagulingan, a remnant of the …

Music For Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence Tactics of Innovation
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:33 | 3 Comments
Music For Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence Tactics of Innovation

Essentially, music, or sound is untamed energy which is open to interpretation. However, through the formation of man’s culture and civilization, music has been given meaning, symbol, usage or function within the context of man’s …

The Story of Sri Tanjung Within The Performing Arts of Bali
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:23 | 2 Comments
The Story of Sri Tanjung Within The Performing Arts of Bali

In Bali, the arts have a major role in the teaching of moralistic and spiritual values. The arts are one of the three elements that guide us in reaching enlightenment. From a young age, the …

Sri Tanjung : Audience’s Guide
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:17 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Audience’s Guide

Opening Music
To begin the performance, we present a small musical composition created by adopting characteristics of the music performed on the gamelan slonding.
Scene 1
Nakula’s son Sida Paksa meditates in the forest.

The scene is accompanied by …

Sri Tanjung : The Women Who Purifies The World
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 10:10 | No Comment
Sri Tanjung : The Women Who Purifies The World

Almost every one of us desires holiness. It is like a lamp shining in the darkness of the night that guides our footsteps from going astray, so that we keep on the right path. Holiness …

Sri Tanjung : About Sri Tanjung
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:49 | 3 Comments
Sri Tanjung : About Sri Tanjung

The first traces of the story of a young woman named Sri Tanjung are found on stone reliefs at various archaeological sites around East Java which date to the Majapahit period. These are the Candi …

Sri Tanjung : Mulat Sarira as The Basic Concept
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:44 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Mulat Sarira as The Basic Concept

In facing the changes which continue to take place, we need to understand more deeply about the essence of our culture. This essence as the central idea will always influence the process of creativity which …

Sri Tanjung : Looking for Taksu Inbetween Tradition and Modernity
Thursday, 5 Mar, 2009 – 9:32 | No Comment
Sri Tanjung : Looking for Taksu Inbetween Tradition and Modernity

When we come face to face with a work of art, we often find ourselves in between tradition and modernity, two aspects which at first sight seems contrastive, although it is not so. Those who …

Sri Tanjung : Welcome Mayor of Denpasar
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2009 – 18:48 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : Welcome Mayor of Denpasar

WELCOME
The activities of the Arti Foundation, with its creative process based on the understanding of the essence of Balinese culture, to be reinterpreted and adapted in order to influence and strengthen the tradition of Bali, …

Sri Tanjung : Welcome
Wednesday, 4 Mar, 2009 – 18:43 | 4 Comments
Sri Tanjung : Welcome

Just days after leaving the Constitutional Court office, where I served as the court’s Justice for five years, I suddenly found myself involved in an ambiance that I had left years ago: the world of …

Ritus Legong Dance
Tuesday, 24 Feb, 2009 – 16:53 | One Comment
Ritus Legong Dance

The celebration of Tumpek Wariga (a holyday when a blessing ceremony is given to the plants) which was held on Saturday, (2/21/09) in Puputan Square, Denpasar was quite different from the previous celebration. This time, …

Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence
Sunday, 1 Feb, 2009 – 6:57 | One Comment
Sri Tanjung : The Scent of Innocence

My time has come,
If my blood is fragrant, it is proof that I am innocent.
These were the words of a young woman named Sri Tanjung before she was stabbed to death by her jealous …

Traditional Volunteerism in Bali
Saturday, 8 Nov, 2008 – 12:45 | No Comment
Traditional Volunteerism in Bali

Volunteerism has been exist in Balinese society for centuries in various forms, one of them is “ngayah” The word ‘ngayah’ is hard to define, it is derived from the word ‘ayah’ means ‘voluntary work,’ and …

Social Functions of Balinese Traditional Performing Arts
Wednesday, 10 Sep, 2008 – 17:01 | 2 Comments
Social Functions of Balinese Traditional Performing Arts

Here is an interesting article in relation with the social function of traditional of Balinese performing art. This interesting article is an excerpt that is taken from a paper entitled “Creating Modern Traditions in Balinese …

Social and Political Critic in Traditional Balinese Drama Performance
Thursday, 3 Jul, 2008 – 19:24 | No Comment
Social and Political Critic in Traditional Balinese Drama Performance

In Balinese drama performance social and political critics have been an indispensable part of a performance. Social and political critic can be found in all kind of traditional drama performance, from Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet) …

Female Gamelan Group
Monday, 30 Jun, 2008 – 16:05 | No Comment
Female Gamelan Group

When the gong kebyar composition first appeared in Northern Bali with the avant-garde villages such as Bungkulan, Jagaraga and villages at its vicinity in 1915, No one ever dreamed that this genre of Balinese gamelan …

Bali Art Festival 2008
Friday, 13 Jun, 2008 – 16:04 | 4 Comments
Bali Art Festival 2008

Tomorrow, Saturday (6/14/08) Bali Art Festival, a month-long festival participated by all regencies in the province of Bali and from other provinces in Indonesia and several foreign participants, like USA, Korea, Japan, Australia, will be …

A Man of Many Friends: Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana
Sunday, 9 Mar, 2008 – 12:46 | One Comment
A Man of Many Friends:  Ida Bagus Oka Wirjana

I walked into the compound of the griya (Brahmin household) in the midst of much activity. Their family gods were getting new shrines and every post and pavilion was wrapped in …

In the Edge of Extinction: Janger Dance
Thursday, 1 Nov, 2007 – 17:44 | One Comment
In the Edge of Extinction: Janger Dance

It is rather difficult to trace the origin of Janger. No place in Bali admits to having been responsible for the first janger. The north Bali says it came from south, the south attributed to …

The Second Day of Classical Dance and Drama Performance
Monday, 1 Oct, 2007 – 17:39 | 4 Comments
The Second Day of Classical Dance and Drama Performance

The second day of Classical Dance and Drama Performances (28/9/2007) was full to rim with various rare performances, from primitive and mystic Sanghyang Memedi trance dance to highly refined Legong Sudarsana, from grotesque and weird …

Prembon: Balinese Hybrid Drama Performance
Monday, 24 Sep, 2007 – 15:38 | No Comment
Prembon: Balinese Hybrid Drama Performance

Early in 20th century many new forms of dance and drama were introduced as a result of the introduction of modern elements to Balinese dance and drama. Among the successful new forms of dance and …

The Dance of Rangda
Friday, 7 Sep, 2007 – 17:09 | 3 Comments
The Dance of Rangda

Out of hundreds Balinese dances maybe the dance of Rangda is the only dance that does not need a great technical ability of dancing, it needs only a courage and high confidence on the spirit …

The Nostalgic Performances of the Veterans
Monday, 27 Aug, 2007 – 11:00 | One Comment
The Nostalgic Performances of the Veterans

Excellent, magnificent, incredible, beautiful, these adjectives are overuse when describing a Balinese dance and musical performance, but these adjectives are definitely not good enough to describe the Balinese dance and musical performances on the first …

Red Light for Legong
Saturday, 25 Aug, 2007 – 14:36 | One Comment
Red Light for Legong

Guruh Sukarno Putra, dancer and choreographer expressed his fear on the extinction of some legong style in a press release of Mengenang Sang Guru Dance Performance on Thursday, 8/23/07, in Peliatan Ubud. The son of …

Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik
Wednesday, 22 Aug, 2007 – 12:18 | 5 Comments
Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik

Name : Ayu Bulantrisna Djelantik
Address:
1) 2350 Wilbur Way, Auburn, Ca 95602 Ph 1-530-210 1910 Fax 1-530- 888 6833
2) PPR ITB no E-17 Bandung 40135 Indonesia
E-mail: btrisna at gmail.com
Born in Deventer Netherlands, 8 September 1947 …

Onying: Sacred Trance Dance
Tuesday, 31 Jul, 2007 – 16:36 | One Comment
Onying: Sacred Trance Dance

In a ceremony to celebrate temple anniversary, one will likely has a chance to witness a singular and very striking form of Balinese religious expression which is known as Onying, in which the temple congregation, …

Rejang Dance at Tenganan
Monday, 2 Jul, 2007 – 17:06 | One Comment
Rejang Dance at Tenganan

On Thursday, 6/28/2007, my boss and I had the rare opportunity to witness the Rejang dance at Banjar temple in ancient Tenganan village. Pak Mangku, the community leader of Tenganan, told us that the Rejang …

Balinese Dance, Drama, and Music
Thursday, 10 May, 2007 – 16:11 | No Comment
Balinese Dance, Drama, and Music

In Bali, dance, drama and music are important part of a ritual or religious ceremony. It is an offering to God. Dancers and actors offer their best performances; musicians play their best melody all for …

Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances
Monday, 30 Apr, 2007 – 15:14 | 2 Comments
Gambuh: Ancestor of Balinese Dances

Gambuh, a classic dance drama that now is in the edge of extinction, is considered as the ancestor of all Balinese dances. All dance-technique originates in its movement, all scales and melodies from its peculiar …

The Java-Bali Fusion Stormed Singapore
Monday, 19 Feb, 2007 – 15:13 | 3 Comments
The Java-Bali Fusion Stormed Singapore

A thousand spectators crowded the Esplanade Theater Singapore to witness the performance of a new contemporary dance, that produced by fusion of sacred Bedaya Ketawang dance, and mystical Legong Calonarang. The calm and meditative moves …

Baris Dance (Warrior Dance)
Wednesday, 29 Nov, 2006 – 7:56 | 3 Comments
Baris Dance (Warrior Dance)

According to Covarrubias no dance in the world can be manlier than baris. Baris, a traditional war dance, typifies the strong elegance of the male and is the source of for all masculine dances. The …

Ramayana International Festival, Cambodia
Monday, 3 Jul, 2006 – 16:40 | 2 Comments
Ramayana International Festival, Cambodia

Ksirarnawa Stage 20.00PM
Reamker, the Khmer version of the Ramayana
Preah Ream (Rama) and Kneeing Sedan (Seta) go into exile into the forest. Kong Reap (Ravenna)
appears while they are having a rest. He sees Neang Seda and …

At the Bali Arts Festival: On Two Types of Art Performance
Sunday, 21 May, 2006 – 12:29 | 5 Comments
At the Bali Arts Festival: On Two Types of Art Performance

On July 3, 2005, I saw at Taman Budaya, in Denpasar, two complete Ramayana stories, back to back. One was danced by a Yogyakarta group, and the other one — right after the first one, …

Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert
Friday, 28 Apr, 2006 – 15:03 | No Comment
Holy Cross Balinese Gamelan Orchestra to Hold Spring Concert

WORCESTER, Mass. * The Holy Cross departments of theatre and music will present the spring concert of their famed Balinese gamelan orchestra, Gamelan Gita Sari, under the directorship of visiting fellow in Balinese performing arts, …