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  • Gender Wayang | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    contemporary events In the traditional format the puppets shadows are cast on a six by four foot screen illuminated by a coconut oil lamp The wayang performance is accompanied by gender wayang music a repertoire specific to the form in which a quartet of musicians plays on ten keyed metallophones in a complex interlocking style The gender wayang repertoire is wide ranging in mood and texture in reflection of the dramatic variety of the play the musicians must respond instantaneously to the many changes in dance movement voice and dramatic development as the story unfolds Gender Wayang Batel Music for the Balinese shadow puppet theater wayang is usually provided by four musicians playing ten keyed metallophones known as gendèr such as the two pieces heard earlier in the program In the dramatization of the Ramayana epic the ensemble is expanded to include drums cymbals a suspended gong and small gong chimes that keep the beat and or punctuate the metric cycles The resulting batel ensemble is considered better suited for accompanying the many fight scenes the word batel is derived from battle that occur in the Ramayana play Upcoming Events Balinese Dance Intensive Technique and Choreography of North Balinese Kebyar Dance with I Made Keranca Date April 30 2016 10 00am May 1 2016 3 30pm GSJ Presents the Spring Festival in Berkeley May 14th Date May 14 2016 12 00pm Yerba Buena Gardens Fest JUNE 4 Date June 4 2016 1 00pm 2 30pm Support Us Join Gamelan Sekar Jaya s community of friends and supporters make a tax deductible contribution You can also support GSJ by shopping Click gsj org amazon then click the big amazon button GSJ will receive 4 6 of your purchase Follow Us Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Facebook Twitter Vimeo

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  • Profile | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    orchestras currently including kebyar angklung jegog and gender wayang and dancers True to the Balinese tradition musicians and dancers learn through direct imitation and training from master musicians without the aid of notation In various combinations these ensembles have presented over five hundred concerts in the U S Canada and Mexico The organization hosts an extensive educational program offering workshops and classes in Bay Area schools and community centers bringing understanding and appreciation of Balinese arts to diverse audiences Creation of New Work The vibrant community of artists students and supporters that has formed within and around Gamelan Sekar Jaya reflects Bali s living artistic traditions In addition to its work in traditional arts the group has sponsored the creation of more than eighty new works by Balinese and American artists in major projects supported by the NEA the MAP Fund The Willam and Flora Hewlett Foundation the National Dance Project and many other foundations and individuals Impact in Bali As a result Gamelan Sekar Jaya is seen in Indonesia not only as a flowering of traditional Balinese arts in a distant land but also as a laboratory for the creation of new ideas many of which have an impact on artistic development in Bali itself The Boston Globe has commented The success of this group has far exceeded its founders wildest dreams as the ensemble has become an honored participant in the evolution of Bali s musical culture In 2000 during Gamelan Sekar Jaya s fifth tour to Bali the Governor of Bali awarded Gamelan Sekar Jaya the Dharma Kusuma Bali s highest award for artistic achievement never before given to a foreign group The name Sekar Jaya is now a household word in Bali Andy Toth ethnomusicologist and former US Consular Agent in Bali has written It is no exaggeration to say that most of the 2 8 million Balinese have seen Sekar Jaya in live performance and television broadcasts and the group continues to receive special coverage from the Indonesian electronic and printed media their cross cultural works not only have been accepted eagerly by American and Indonesian audiences their innovative compositions have directly stimulated creativity on the part of the Balinese themselves Our Communities Local Gamelan Sekar Jaya provides many valuable cross cultural benefits to the local community It introduces Balinese arts for the first time to thousands of people each year many of whom later develop further interests in Indonesian culture and arts Gamelan Sekar Jaya s artistic community and the atmosphere of cultural exchange at its center is of great importance to the Indonesian population of northern California The group s membership increasingly includes Balinese residents of the Bay Area for whom there might be few other cultural connections to help them retain a strong sense of Balinese identity Our Communities National and International Gamelan Sekar Jaya fosters an exchange that resonates on a worldwide scale It is known everywhere there is activity in the field of Indonesian performing arts the US Canada Europe

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  • BOARD || STAFF || STAR COMMITTEE | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    Santa Cruz Psychology Social BA UC Berkeley Psychology minor in Music Joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya Board 2013 Ellen Perlman Co Secretary Ex officio Board Member Freelance Editor MA University of Michigan Southeast Asian Studies Joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya Board 2012 STAFF EMIKO SARASWATI SUSILO Director Joined the Staff in 2011 Emiko the daughter of esteemed Javanese musician Hardja Susilo and arts presenter Judy Mitoma was surrounded by great artists from a young age Emiko received her Bachelor of the Arts degree in Anthropology at UC Berkeley and went on to study music and dance at STSI Denpasar through the Darma Siswa program She received her Master s degree in Asian Studies and a Certificate of Completion for South East Asian Studies at the University of Hawaii at Manoa Emiko is a founding member of Gamelan Cudamani a Balinese arts school and performing company dedicated both to the study of traditional Balinese arts Associate Director of the company she is responsible for organizing Cudamani s international projects and for developing and overseeing curriculum for Cudamani s music and dance programs Emiko joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya as a student in 1991 and is currently is Company Director through June 2012 SARA GAMBINA BELKNAP General Manager Joined the Staff in 2006 Sara has held a management position with Gamelan Sekar Jaya for over five years Sara received her Bachelor of Arts in Anthropology degree with honors in 2003 from UC Berkeley with a focus on cultural anthropology and ethnographic video making Within her professional career she is committed to serving the public through programs that are not for profit at their core collaborative cross cultural empowering educational and serve these basic principles preserve cultural heritage innovate within living artistic traditions and engage dialogue and diplomacy across ethnic national and gender lines via arts education and outreach ROSE NISKER Assistant Manager Joined the Staff in 2012 Rose Nisker has been performing Balinese and other dance styles for more than twenty five years At the age of eight she made her debut dance performance with Gamelan Sekar Jaya at the Bali Arts Festival in Denpasar and has performed in four tours to Indonesia EXPO 86 Vancouver and the World Festival of Sacred Music at the Hollywood Bowl Rose also has extensive experience studying and performing Bharata Natyam South Indian Classical Dance Flamenco and Aerial arts She received her BA in Dance Ethnology at the University of California at Los Angeles and has studied abroad in India Bali and Spain She is currently a teacher at Trapeze Arts a performer with Les Aerielles and Gamelan Sekar Jaya STAR COMMITTEE Rose Nisker Co President ex officio board member Evan Gilman Co President ex officio board member Anna Deering Vice President ex officio board member Ellen Perlman Secretary ex officio board member Todd Greenspan Treasurer ex officio board member Ni Luh Andarawati Cultural Consultant I Made Moja Cultural Consultant Mudita Nisker Member at Large Paddy Sandino Member at large Andrej Hronco Gong Kebyar Co Coordinator David Aue Gong

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  • Current Members | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    Noble Joseph Paddy Sandino Kathleen Bouvier Keenan Pepper Kim Workman Lauren Buckley Miller Lisa Gold Lydia Martin Maddie Hogan Maria Omo Matthew Gleeson Micah Lubensky Mudita Nisker Nina Herlina Noni Gunarsa Paul Miller Phil Cox Reiko Hasegawa Rose Nisker Rotrease Regan Yates Samuel Wantman Sara Gambina Belknap Sara Gaucher Sarah Bolton Sarah Willner Scott Barnes Sean Aquino Steve Johnson Susan Lamberth Susanna Benningfield Suzanne La Tim Black Todd Greenspan Tom Deering Wayne Vitale Upcoming Events Balinese Dance Intensive Technique and Choreography of North Balinese Kebyar Dance with I Made Keranca Date April 30 2016 10 00am May 1 2016 3 30pm GSJ Presents the Spring Festival in Berkeley May 14th Date May 14 2016 12 00pm Yerba Buena Gardens Fest JUNE 4 Date June 4 2016 1 00pm 2 30pm Support Us Join Gamelan Sekar Jaya s community of friends and supporters make a tax deductible contribution You can also support GSJ by shopping Click gsj org amazon then click the big amazon button GSJ will receive 4 6 of your purchase Follow Us Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Facebook Twitter Vimeo You Tube Affiliates Program How it works You click one of the links below and

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  • Calendar | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    intersection of Solano Ave and Santa Fe Ave Albany 94706 FREE Come enjoy this wonderful community event featuring an array of food entertainment vendors and more With a FREE performance by Gamelan Sekar Jaya Our 12pm set will feature renowned Guest Music Director I Dewa Putu Berata leading the virtuosic gender wayang ensemble and the shimmering bronze angklung orchestra complete with gongs flutes and drums They will be joined by Sekar Jaya s Balinese dance ensemble with Guest Dance Director Ni Luh Andarawati leading company dancers in lively renditions of traditional Balinese dance works Don t miss this wonderful day full of arts food and fun For more information please visit http www solanoavenueassn org events solano avenue stroll Facebook Event https www facebook com events 1485115558454881 Date September 13 2015 12 00pm 12 45pm GSJ performs at Indonesia Day in SF Union Square GSJ at INDONESIA DAY 2015 Saturday August 29th at 12pm FREE in San Francisco s Union Square Come celebrate Indonesian arts and culture with Gamelan Sekar Jaya at this fabulous FREE event Our 12pm performance will feature renowned Guest Music Director I Dewa Putu Berata leading the virtuosic gender wayang ensemble and the shimmering bronze angklung orchestra complete with gongs flutes and drums They will be joined by Sekar Jaya s Balinese dance ensemble with Guest Dance Director Ni Luh Andarawati leading company dancers in lively renditions of traditional Balinese dance works Don t miss this wonderful day full of Indonesian arts food and fun For more information please visit https www facebook com events 464986633682794 Date August 29 2015 12 00pm 12 45pm Gamelan Jegog at World One Festival Gamelan Jegog Gamelan Gender Dance at El Cerrito s WorldOne Festival JULY 4th 2015 11 15am Gamelan Sekar Jaya s ensemble of giant bamboo marimbas gamelan jegog returns to beautiful Cerrito Vista Park for the WorldOne Festival The delicate sounds of the bronze gamelan gender wayang will start off the set followed by t he vibrant and bombastic sounds of the rare ensemble of bamboo marimbas featuring both traditional and new Balinese dance pieces Bring the whole family to this FREE event and enjoy a great outdoor set up reminiscent of the open air settings used in traditional Balinese contexts where groups often play within or in front of temple courtyards Soak up the sun as you enjoy the complex interlocking rhythms and virtuosic ensemble sensibility of Balinese gamelan and the myriad expressions and delicate hand and eye movements of Balinese dance For more info about the festival line up please visit http worldoneradio org worldone festival 2015 https www facebook com WorldOneFestival Date July 4 2015 11 15am 12 30pm Angklung Gender and Gong Kebyar at North Columbia Schoolhouse Cultural Center Gamelan in the Pines Sekar Jaya s gong kebyar angklung gender wayang and dancers present a blissful evening of new and traditional gamelan works Enjoy the celestial sonorities of gamelan as they are cradled in the arms of Nevada City s tall pines Saturday

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  • Introduction | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    gamelan ensembles others in more than one Occasionally as in our 30 th anniversary celebration all of the organization s ensembles perform in the same concert Gamelan Sekar Jaya also hosts a dance ensemble which meets on its own schedule but also joins music rehearsals particularly when a performance draws near to coordinate the movement posture characterization and feeling of the dance as closely as possible with the music and to give the musicians a parallel opportunity to adjust to the dancers The two must be completely wedded to make the best performance Upcoming Events Balinese Dance Intensive Technique and Choreography of North Balinese Kebyar Dance with I Made Keranca Date April 30 2016 10 00am May 1 2016 3 30pm GSJ Presents the Spring Festival in Berkeley May 14th Date May 14 2016 12 00pm Yerba Buena Gardens Fest JUNE 4 Date June 4 2016 1 00pm 2 30pm Support Us Join Gamelan Sekar Jaya s community of friends and supporters make a tax deductible contribution You can also support GSJ by shopping Click gsj org amazon then click the big amazon button GSJ will receive 4 6 of your purchase Follow Us Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Facebook Twitter Vimeo You Tube Affiliates Program How it works You click one of the links below and do your shopping as usual and GSJ will receive 4 5 of your purchase Shop at iTunes Shop at Amazon Sound Samples Telek Gong Kebyar ensemble 1999 You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialise correctly Jaya Semara Gong Kebyar ensemble 1994 You are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialise correctly Paradise

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  • Fajar - Angklung ensemble (1999) | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    Fest JUNE 4 Date June 4 2016 1 00pm 2 30pm Support Us Join Gamelan Sekar Jaya s community of friends and supporters make a tax deductible contribution You can also support GSJ by shopping Click gsj org amazon then click the big amazon button GSJ will receive 4 6 of your purchase Follow Us Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Facebook Twitter Vimeo You Tube Affiliates Program

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  • Topic “angklung” | Gamelan Sekar Jaya – Music and Dance of Bali
    are missing some Flash content that should appear here Perhaps your browser cannot display it or maybe it did not initialise correctly Gamelan Angklung The gamelan angklung is one of the most popular types of orchestras in Bali requiring about twenty musicians Tuned to a four tone scale in slendro tuning the gamelan angklung presents a cheerful open and rhythmically intricate musical landscape expressed in the fluid grace of its traditional repertoire Read more Upcoming Events Balinese Dance Intensive Technique and Choreography of North Balinese Kebyar Dance with I Made Keranca Date April 30 2016 10 00am May 1 2016 3 30pm GSJ Presents the Spring Festival in Berkeley May 14th Date May 14 2016 12 00pm Yerba Buena Gardens Fest JUNE 4 Date June 4 2016 1 00pm 2 30pm Support Us Join Gamelan Sekar Jaya s community of friends and supporters make a tax deductible contribution You can also support GSJ by shopping Click gsj org amazon then click the big amazon button GSJ will receive 4 6 of your purchase Follow Us Subscribe to our RSS Feed Follow us on Facebook Twitter Vimeo You Tube Affiliates Program How it works You click one of the links below

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