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September 10, 2017 - 11:00am - 12:00pm

Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents three instrumental works for gamelan jegog, one of Bali’s largest and rarest ensembles, featuring bamboo marimbas with tubes up to ten feet long. Emanating from West Bali, jegog is noted for its rhythmic energy, unusual four-tone scale, and powerful sonority—its bass tones can be heard for miles across rice fields. Performers begin with Teruntungan Bebek Putih, a traditional work originating from Sangkaragung (arranged by I Gede Oka) to summon the gods and audience while “warming up the bamboo.” Next, a new composition by I Dewa Putu Berata Lembu Ireng harnesses the spirit of Bali’s mighty water buffalo. The final work Jarun Dauh is a classic composed by Pak Ridia (refined by Wayan Gama Astawa and I Made Terip) named after the horse used in battle by the Balinese king Raden Pata—a fitting image for the work’s dazzling array of musical techniques and unbridled energy.

Jegog will perform on the SF Opera House steps shortly before the Ethnic Dance Festival's indoor programming begins, on
Sat, July 15: 6:30
pm- 7:15pm
Sun, July 16: 12:30pm– 1:15pm

*No admission fee is charged for the outdoor performance.
Location: 
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California is located on the western side of Van Ness Avenue across from the rear facade of City Hall.
More Info: 
http://worldartswest.org/main/edf_index.asp
July 16, 2017 - 1:00pm - 1:45pm

Gamelan Sekar Jaya presents three instrumental works for gamelan jegog, one of Bali’s largest and rarest ensembles, featuring bamboo marimbas with tubes up to ten feet long. Emanating from West Bali, jegog is noted for its rhythmic energy, unusual four-tone scale, and powerful sonority—its bass tones can be heard for miles across rice fields. Performers begin with Teruntungan Bebek Putih, a traditional work originating from Sangkaragung (arranged by I Gede Oka) to summon the gods and audience while “warming up the bamboo.” Next, a new composition by I Dewa Putu Berata Lembu Ireng harnesses the spirit of Bali’s mighty water buffalo. The final work Jarun Dauh is a classic composed by Pak Ridia (refined by Wayan Gama Astawa and I Made Terip) named after the horse used in battle by the Balinese king Raden Pata—a fitting image for the work’s dazzling array of musical techniques and unbridled energy.

Jegog will perform on the SF Opera House steps shortly before the Ethnic Dance Festival's indoor programming begins, on
Sat, July 15: 6:30pm
 – 7:15pm
Sun, July 16: 12:30pm – 1:15pm

*No admission fee is charged for the outdoor performance.
Location: 
301 Van Ness Ave, San Francisco, CA 94109. The War Memorial Opera House in San Francisco, California is located on the western side of Van Ness Avenue across from the rear facade of City Hall.
More Info: 
http://worldartswest.org/main/edf_index.asp
July 15, 2017 - 7:00pm - 7:45pm

Gamelan Jegog will be sharing a performance set with Jiten Daiko at WorldOne Fest at Cerrito Vista Park in El Cerrito, CA. 

2017 City of El Cerrito & worldOne 4th of July Festival

Thousands of people are expected to celebrate Independence Day at the City of El Cerrito/worldOne 4th of July Festival on Tuesday, July 4, 2017 from 10:00 am – 6:00 pm with music on the Main Stage until 6:30 pm.  The Festival is held in beautiful Cerrito Vista Park.

The admission-free family-friendly event is full of fun, food and entertainment. 
The event included:
  • Live entertainment on the main stage 
  • Children’s fun area with carnival games, jump houses and rides
  • Arts and crafts vendors
  • El Cerrito Art Association Art Show & Sale
  • Lots of great tasty food
  • Vendor booths by local business and service groups

MAINSTAGE PERFORMERS
We are pleased to announce the line-up for the 2017 Main Stage:

 

July 4, 2017 - 10:00am - 12:00pm

In Visible Light

A work for shadow theater, dance, voice, and Balinese gamelan that paints a story of a mythic tyrant whose arrogance poisons the rivers of knowledge, arts and culture, casting the world into chaos. Saraswati, the goddess of arts, language and learning, fights a magnificent battle to restore balance. Balinese artists Dewa Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo work together with Larry Reed to lead 35 performers in a collaboration that is culturally specific yet globally resonant—a work that seeks a path to heal the wounds of a fractured humanity.

Date and Time: Friday June 2, 8:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM

Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
 
Ticket Information
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price 
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50 
 
Festival Pass
If you miss our early bird offerings take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
Artist Bio
 
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. He has led 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. 
 
Emiko Saraswati Susilo is a choreographer, dancer, and vocalist known for her dynamic and soulful performance and for choreography that delves into questions of the contemporary world through work that is at once innovative and yet deeply rooted in tradition. Active in Balinese and Javanese performance for well over three decades, she began playing gamelan as a child and studied Balinese and Javanese dance under Ni Made Wiratini and the late master KRT Sasmintadipura. She has taught Balinese dance since 1992 and is the Associate Director of Çudamani in Bali and the Director of Gamelan Sekar Jaya in the Bay Area. 
 
Larry Reed is an internationally recognized theatre director and is one of the few American shadow masters of traditional Balinese Wayang Kulit. The Founder/Artistic Director of ShadowLight Productions,Reedhas pioneered contemporary shadow theater by integrating traditional shadow theatre techniques with film, modern theatre and dance styles. Truly a multidisciplinary artist, Reed has also written, directed and produced films in the US and Mexico. Shadow Master (1979) has been shown on the PBS and Discovery Channels. Reed has garnered numerous awards and honors, and was named one of Top 50 Artists in the SF Bay Area by Metropolitan Magazine in 1995 and 1996.  
 
June 2, 2017 - 8:00pm - June 3, 2017 - 2:00pm
Sunday, April 30
2pm matinee
$15 General / $8 Kids / Babies in arms free
 
Gamelan Sekar Jaya takes the stage at Berkeley's beloved Ashkenaz Music and Dance Community Center. The family-friendly program boasts a dynamic range of works showcasing the intricate rhythms and sinuous melodies of the gamelan and the dynamic and refined choreographies of Balinese dance. Sekar Jaya's performers are led by internationally renowned artists I Dewa Putu Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo.
 
Bring your family and friends and enjoy an afternoon of beautiful dance and music from Bali in this all-ages venue, known as “BERKELEY’S HOME FOR WORLD MUSIC AND DANCE SINCE 1973.”
April 30, 2017 - 2:00pm - 3:30pm
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

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