Aug 2013 - June 2014
I DEWA PUTU BERATA, (Guest Music Director, Fall 2013-Spring 2014) is a renowned musician, composer, dancer, and visual artist from Bali, Indonesia. A graduate of STSI Denpasar (Bali’s National Academy of the Arts), he has been an artistic collaborator with dance troupes, theater companies, and music ensembles in several countries. He is the founder and director of Çudamani, one of Bali’s most innovative and acclaimed gamelan ensembles, which has recently engaged in its fourth major US tour, including appearances at Lincoln Center, Juilliard, the World Festival of Sacred Music, and Berkeley’s Zellerbach Hall. Cudamani has become one of the most vibrant new centers of artistic activity in Bali, endeavoring to study rare classic forms of Balinese arts and share them with hundreds of young artists.