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Gamelan Cudamani- Balinese Music and Dance

Date: Sunday, February 18, 2018
Time: 7:00 PM
Calendar2/18/2018 7:00:00 PM2/18/2018 7:00:00 PMAmerica/Los_AngelesGamelan Cudamani- Balinese Music and Dance At The Broad Stage1310 11th Street, Santa Monica, California 90401Website:

The Broad Stage
1310 11th Street
Santa Monica, California 90401
Map & Directions

Phone: (424) 232-8423

Tickets for this event are no longer available online.
If there are any remaining seats, box office will be open one hour before the curtain.  Checks and credit card only.  No cash.

GAMELAN CUDAMANI- Music and Dance of Bali Premier



NEWS OCimg_3451T 18, 2017-  As Mt. Agung Volcano rumbles beneath their feet on the Indonesian island of Bali, Cudamani continues to rehearse their new full-length work based on the theme of nature- Ibu Pertiwi- or MOTHER EARTH. The themes for their California tour are not hypothetical, as the Hindu/Buddhist Balinese believe that Ibu Pertiwi speaks to the human world through her actions. The life of the Balinese is filled with ceremonies which pay honor and respect to  three worlds - the divine, the human and the natural. The ultimate goal of any ritual and performance is to create and maintain harmony and balance between these words. The concert MOTHER EARTH will bring these insights and spirit centered stories to the concert stage as only Cudamani can.

No other Balinese company tours with productions of this scale. The company performs a diverse repertoire ranging from rare classical forms of dance and music to highly creative works. Witness the shimmering polyrhythms of gamelan music and the dazzling brilliance of dancers filling the stage as every movement, gesture and musical note is crafted and executed with great technical precision and high collective spirit.img_0411

Cudamani is known for their active pursuit of creating new music and dance works while also commissioning the revival of lost masterpieces. Their creative mission embraces the ancient and modern, global and spiritual. Even their instruments a hybrid gamelan orchestra "Semarandana" created in the 1980s embodies the old and the new. With seven tones rather than the usual five, they have the freedom to play in rare court and ritual modes as well as find unique sounds for new compositions. This type of ensemble is still rare in Bali, and Cudamani is on the forefront of new orchestral sound.

new works by Nyoman Cerita, Dewa Putu Berata and Dewa Rai