August 2016 - June 2017
I Dewa Putu Berata
is a musician, composer, dancer, and visual artist from Pengosekan, Bali, Indonesia known for his vibrant leadership both onstage and off, and his ability to seamlessly bring together music, dance and visual design. He is the Founding Director of Çudamani
, one of Bali’s most vibrant performing ensembles. Under Berata’s direction, Çudamani has engaged in numerous international tours, including appearances at The Cultural Olypiade (Greece), The Tong Tong Festival (Holland), EXPO (Japan), Gedung Kesenian (Jakarta), Lincoln Center (New York), the World Festival of Sacred Music (Los Angeles), and The Juilliard School.
Pak Dewa is a prolific composer whose work is known for its ability to cross borders of culture and traditional aesthetic. He has taught gamelan groups throughout Bali, and abroad at numerous universities including UC Berkeley, Yale, and the University of Hawai’i. He is a graduate of STSI Denpasar (Bali’s National Academy of the Arts) and has been an artistic collaborator with renowned artists including Abhijit Banerjee, Kenny Endo, Keith Terry, Ragamala Music and Dance Theatre, ShadowLight Productions, Chitresh Das Dance Company, the Abhinaya Dance Company, and UCLA’s Asia Pacific Performance Exchange (APPEX).