Citrangada

Guest Artists in Residence

Artist-In-Residence

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.

Artist-In-Residence
Aug 2013 - June 2014

EMIKO SARASWATI SUSILO, (Guest Dance Director & Company Director), is a dancer, singer, and musician who has been active in Balinese and Javanese arts for 29 years. The daughter of esteemed Javanese musician Hardja Susilo and dancer/arts presenter Judy Mitoma, she was surrounded by great artists from a young age. She played gamelan informally as a child and began to study Balinese and Javanese dance with Ni Made Wiratini and the late master KRT Sasmintadipura. She began teaching Balinese dance twenty two years ago and sixteen years ago became a founding member of Çudamani where she is now Associate Director. She joined Gamelan Sekar Jaya as a student of dance and gamelan in 1991 and has since held successful residencies as Guest Dance Director, and is now serving as Company Director.

Fall 2013 Fundraiser Contributors

Albert FinnEric and Catherine CrystalTaissa Cherry
Amelia TerryEugene CashWayne Chubin
Andrew McGrawGregory GhentWilliam Plutte and Grethe Holtan
Artini BeauchampHardja SusiloAntonia Goerss
Asianto SinambelaJoyce KingBeth Parker and Kenneth Taymor
Barbara AndersonJudy MitomaBonnie Wade
Barbara NelsonKaren MerrittDavid and Gisela Northrop
Beverly WalkerKathy FoleyHenry Spiller Michael Orland
Beverly AueKen and June SusiloIra Jacknis
Christopher MorrisonKen and Linda DowningJoan Lichterman
Daphne FautinLeonard GreenspanJoe and Claire Fischer
David IronsMargaret NeidorfLisa Mandelstein
Deborah BraytonMary FrancisM Louie
Djuna OdegardMicah LubenskyRachel Cooper
Dorothy LyonsMudita NiskerRichard Kvistad
Douglas ZodyMyrth YorkSamuel Wantman David Hermeyer
Elaine BarkinPeter and Linda JohnsonSara and Cliff Friedlander
Elizabeth GrantRobert GilmanSteven Johnson
Elizabeth VarnhagenSusan JetteWilliam Alves

 

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Paradise (from Kali Yuga) - Gong Kebyar ensemble (2006)

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Telek - Gong Kebyar ensemble (1999)

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Swia - Angklung ensemble (2004)

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