Workshops in Balinese Music & Dance at OACC and Ashkenaz
- Gamelan Sekar Jaya announces
2007 Community Workshops in Balinese Music & Dance
An exciting opportunity to study traditional music & dance with
world-class Balinese artists.
Weekly instruction by noted Balinese artists Ida Ayu Ketut
Suciawani, I Putu Putrawan & I Made Moja
Exposure to and participation in one of the worlds most highly
evolved art forms.
A chance to work together with others in an atmosphere of
creativity and respect.
For TEENS & ADULTS:
Beginning Gamelan Angklung & Balinese Dance with Ida Ayu Suciawani
& I Putu Putrawan
WHERE: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (388 9th St. #290, Oakland)
WHEN: Wednesdays: 5:15 - 6:45pm. Sessions begin January 17th.
COST: $12/class or $40/month. Regular attendance encouraged but not
For CHILDREN age 8 12:
Beginning Balinese Dance with Ida Ayu Suciawani & I Made Moja
WHERE: Ashkenaz Community Center (1317 San Pablo Ave., Berkeley)
WHEN Sundays, 11:00am - 12:30pm. Sessions begin January 14th.
COST: $7/class. Regular attendance encouraged.
* You may qualify for a scholarship to cover tuition fees. Please
contact GSJ for details.
REGISTER NOW contact GSJ at 510-237-6849 or officemanager@...
ABOUT THE TEACHERS:
Ida Ayu Ketut Suciawani, born in North Bali to an artistically
gifted family, is now one of Bali's most noted dancersespecially
for her performance of Taruna Jaya, the challenging early 20th-
She has performed throughout Indonesia, and in 1997 joined the
Munduk gamelan in local festivals and international tours. Ibu Dayu
has dedicated herself to teaching children and adults at Sanggar
Tripitaka in Munduk, a community music and dance center established
with her husband Putu.
I Putu Putrawan is one of Bali's most vibrant young composers, from
Munduk in North Bali. Putu has performed in festivals and ceremonies
across Bali; has composed for the gamelan orchestra of Munduk, and
accompanied them to Europe for concerts and residency activities.
Recently, he and his wife Ida Ayu established a music and dance
studio, Sanggar Tripitaka in Munduk for which heteaches and
I Made Moja is a prominent Balinese dancer, teacher, shadow
designer, and visual artist with a background in traditional ink and
watercolor painting. His work has been shown internationally and is
featured in numerous books on Balinese art and culture, and his new
local store Desa Arts. Since relocating to the Bay Area, Moja has
been creating puppets, designing sets, performing and teaching as a
dancer with Gamelan Sekar Jaya and ShadowLight Productions.
Gamelan Sekar Jaya, an internationally acclaimed group of musicians
and dancers, has made the performing arts of Bali its specialty.
Founded in 1979, the group has presented hundreds of concerts,
workshops, classes and other programs, featuring the artistry of
master Balinese artists-in-residence.
Need more information?
LOCATION INFO: Oakland Asian Cultural Center (510) 637-0455,
www.oacc.cc; Ashkenaz 510.525-5054, www.ashkenaz.com
CLASS INFO: Gamelan Sekar Jaya 510-237-6849, www.gsj.org
6485 Conlon Ave, El Cerrito, CA 94503