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GSJ's Bamboo Tingklik opens three concerts for the Mill Valley Philharmonic's winter program:
 
Winter 2017: East meets West at the 1889 Paris World’s Fair
The Influence of Gamelan Music on Western Composers
Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s Bamboo Tingklik Ensemble

Lou Harrison: Seven Pastorales

Claude Debussy: Pagodes (conducted by David Gordon)

Maurice Ravel: Ma mère l’Oye 

Béla Bartok: From the Island of Bali & String Quartet IV, movement 4

Camille Saint-Saëns: Suite Algérienne
 
Free concerts – Walk-in seating

March 10th, 8:00pm – Mount Tamalpais United Methodist Church, Mill Valley

 
March 10, 2017 - 8:00pm - March 12, 2017 - 6:00pm
The treasured San Francisco Tribal and Textile Art Show is the leading fair showcasing the arts of tribal cultures and indigenous peoples of the Americas, Asia, Oceania, Polynesia, the Middle East and Africa. The show presents over 80 national and international galleries, displaying museum-quality objects and artifacts in visually striking settings perfect for browsing by tribal art collectors, first-time guests and enthusiasts. This show presents the rare opportunity to find that unique object that you can bring home and enjoy.
 
FORT MASON CENTER, FESTIVAL PAVILION: 2 Marina Blvd, San Francisco, CA 94123 (Directions & Parking)
 
2017 GALA OPENING: Thursday, February 9th. Gala ticket proceeds benefit the Fine Arts Museums of 
San Francisco (de Young and Legion of Honor). 
2017 SHOW DATES: Friday, February 10th, 11am-7pm
2017 SHOW DATES: Saturday, February 11th, 11am-7pm
2017 SHOW DATES: Sunday, February 12th, 11am-5pm
 
 
As musical guests of the Show, Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers a dynamic range of music and dance works showcasing three different gamelan ensembles—gender wayang, a quartet of bronze and bamboo metallophones featuring intricate and sinuous melodies; gamelan angklung, an ensemble of small bronze metallophones, drums and flutes, with a delicate and refined sound often associated with cremations and temple ceremonies, and bamboo rindik, a small ensemble of five-toned bamboo marimbas often played informally for village events in Bali. Sekar Jaya's gamelan musicians and dancers perform under the direction of internationally renowned artists I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo.
 
Gamelan Sekar Jaya’s schedule at the Show:
Thursday
5:30pm: Welcome music with bamboo rindik
6:45pm: Gamelan angklung and dancers 45 mins
7:45pm: bamboo rindik
 
Friday 
1pm & 2:30pm: Gender wayang 
 
Saturday
1pm: Angklung with dancers
2:30 & 4:30pm: Gender wayang

Sunday
1pm: Angklung & Dancers
2:30pm and 3:30pm: Gender wayang
February 9, 2017 - 5:30pm - February 12, 2017 - 5:00pm
Sekar Jaya's Bamboo Jegog Ensemble and Jiten Taiko 
perform at 
The Starline Social Club
645 West Grand, Oakland
December 15th
Doors at 7pm / Show at 8pm
Tickets $10
 
On December 15, 2016, Starline presents the second iteration of a joint performance featuring the loudest, most energetic percussion ensembles in the Bay Area. Originating in the bamboo forests of western Bali, jegog is a rare form of traditional Balinese music that features gigantic bamboo xylophones. Japanese taiko is the dance/martial arts of drumming, combining powerful rhythms with athletic choreography. 
 

Gamelan Sekar Jaya and Jiten Daiko's first joint performance was at the Starline in February of 2016. Since then we've performed together across the Bay Area, developed original collaborative material, and started to explore the possibilities of this cross-genre, cross-equator, cross-instrument connection. At Taiko/Jegog we'll present a mix of traditional, contemporary, and premiere works that speak to the burgeoning relationship between these two ensembles. - - - (almost) NO REPEATS FROM LAST TIME :) - - - 

Japanese snacks by Ryoji's Bait Shop and a No English dance party mean that nowhere else on a Thursday night is half as fun as here.
 
December 15, 2016 - 8:00pm
Gamelan Sekar Jaya Holiday Faire
Sunday, December 4th, 2016
 
Special appearance and recitation by one of Bali's most important literary figures, Ibu Cok Sawitri, accompanied by Pak Dewa Berata and GSJ musicians. 
 
Noon - 4pm
at "The Banjar"
3023 Shattuck Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94705
(510) 655-1227
 
A marketplace with beautiful Indonesian artwork and crafts, perfect for your holiday gift shopping. Please come! We look forward to welcoming you to our office and studios for the event. More information is available on our GSJ website and Facebook page.
 
☆ Balinese Carvings and Paintings 
☆ Indonesian Textiles, Rare Books 
☆ Indonesian Food and Tea 
☆ Live Music and Dance 
12:30 pm Gender Wayang performance
2:00 pm Ibu Cok Sawitri Recitation and informal performance by GSJ dancers
 
December 4, 2016 - 12:00pm - 4:00pm

The MultiCultural Center Theater

Saturday, November 19, 2016

8:00pm-9:30pm

Information and Tickets HERE

Led by guest artists I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo, Gamelan Sekar Jaya offers a scintillating performance of Balinese music and dance, complete with gongs, flutes, metallophones of bronze and bamboo, fluttering fingers, and the powerfully-determined expressions of golden-clad dancers. The ensemble will present classic and contemporary repertoire from Bali’s great traditions featuring the premiere of a new work for dance and gong kebyar, along with a rarely performed kebyar piece from North Bali, and gorgeous pieces from the gender and gong kebyar repertoire.  
 
Formed in 1979, the orchestra has performed in various settings and venues from the bustling village squares in Bali to the Hollywood Bowl in Los Angeles.
 
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November 19, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm

Join us for a Mini Gamelan Summit at La Peña Cultural Center!

November 12, 2016 at 8pm

3105 Shattuck Ave.

Berkeley, CA 94705

Tickets and More Info HERE

Gamelan Sekar Jaya takes the stage at Berkeley's beloved La Peña Cultural Center for the Mini Gamelan Summit! The program boasts a dynamic range of music and dance works showcasing two different gamelan ensembles—gender wayang, a quartet of bronze and bamboo metallophones featuring intricate and sinuous melodies; and gamelan angklung, an ensemble of small bronze metallophones, drums and flutes, with a delicate and refined sound often associated with cremations and temple ceremonies. Sekar Jaya's gamelan musicians and dancers perform under the direction of internationally renowned artists I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo.

Sekar Jaya will share the evening program with world music ensemble Purnamasari. Bring your family and friends and enjoy an evening of beautiful dance and music from Indonesia in this lovely, intimate venue!
 
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November 12, 2016 - 8:00pm - 9:30pm
Taught by Emiko Saraswati Susilo with assistant teaching by Dewa Ayu Dewi Larassanti
4 Tuesdays 6-7pm 
Dates: Oct 11, 18, 25, Nov 1 
Age: Minimum 11yrs
Appropriate for dancers with 1+ year experience
 


Students will learn at a faster pace than Dance Level 1 and must have previous Balinese dance experience to attend. Class is primarily a studio class but will include discussion on the cultural context for Balinese dance genres. Bring a kamben, fan, & a bottle of water.
October 11, 2016 - 6:00pm - November 1, 2016 - 7:00pm
Teachers (Alternating): Emiko Saraswati Susilo with Dewa Putu Berata and Dewa Ayu Dewi Larassanti
6 Sundays 2:15-3:15pm 
Dates: Sept 18, 25, Oct 9, 16, 23, 30
Age: Minimum 6yr
Appropriate for beginners

An engaging class in which kids learn the dynamic and expressive music and dance of Bali, Indonesia in a welcoming environment. Classes will alternate days between dance and music. On the dance-focused days students will learn basic dance movements and positions through fun exercises, and through traditional Balinese female and male dances. On music days, students will gain hands-on experience playing Balinese gamelan angklung. Pak Dewa will teach basic skills and techniques needed to play a classic angklung instrumental piece. Through these interdisciplinary classes, Emiko, Pak Dewa and Ayu—all celebrated Balinese artists—will help nurture cultural understanding, musicality, teamwork, spacial awareness, & physical coordination, thereby encouraging each child to express their strength, focus & creativity.

September 18, 2016 - 2:15pm - October 30, 2016 - 3:15pm
Taught by Emiko Saraswati Susilo
6 Sundays 1pm - 2pm
Sept 18, 25, Oct 9, 16, 23, 30.
Appropriate for beginners
$16/drop-in or $84 for 6-class pass
Emiko will teach the basic techniques of male and female Balinese dance through fundamental choreographies created by Bali's master choreographers. Classes will include warm up & exercises to learn movement vocabulary. Whether you are a beginning dancer, or a more advanced student who wants a thorough review of Balinese dance movement, this class will be the answer.
 
Registration will begin on Sept 1st.
September 18, 2016 - 1:00pm - October 30, 2016 - 2:00pm

Taught by I Dewa Putu Berata (GSJ Guest Music Director) 

7 Sessions
Wednesdays 5:30-6:30pm
Dates: 9/7, 9/14, 9/21, 9/28, 10/5, 10/12, 10/19
Location: 3023 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (near Ashby Bart)
Pre-requisites: All levels welcome!
Ages: Minimum 11yrs
Class Fees: $16 drop-in or $98 for an 7 Class Pass.
 
 
Gain hands-on experience playing the complex five-keyed Balinese bronze gong kebyar orchestra. Gamelan gong kebyar continues to be Bali's most popular ensemble and is known internationally for its dynamic, rich, virtuosic and explosive sound, and its interlocking musical parts. In these classes Guest Director I Dewa Putu Berata will teach basic skills and techniques while you gain experience putting them into practice playing a classic gong kebyar instrumental piece.
 
Online registration will begin on Aug 25th.
 
 
September 7, 2016 - 5:45pm - October 19, 2016 - 6:45pm

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