[PAST EVENT] Çudamani: Gamelan Music and Dance of Bali, Indonesia

September 23, 2021
7:30pm - 9:30pm
Williamsburg Regional Library Theater, 515 Scotland Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185
Access & Features
  • Open to the public

Internationally hailed as one of Bali’s most forward-thinking music and dance ensembles, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry and also their unflagging love for the classical treasures of Balinese tradition. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, the group is among Bali’s most respected and accomplished. One of their many singular features is that many of their artists are multi-disciplinary, mastering gamelan, dance, voice, and visual art resulting in artistically unified presentations.

The 21-member ensemble and musicians and dancers weaves layers of intricate sound: the punctuation of deep great bronze gongs; charismatic leadership from the drums; stunning interlocking percussion from the bronze gangsa; and finely elaborated delicacy of voice and flute. Known for dance, the company includes virtuosic soloists as well as ensemble work where all company members dance. The ensemble touches the soul with a program that spans the spectrum of human emotion, from sublime to fearless, from reverent to unapologetically playful. Çudamani intrigues the mind and heart and a radiant flash of their eyes invites you into the transcendent experience of Balinese gamelan and dance.

Çudamani's residency is part of the Asian Centennial at William & Mary and  is made possible with the generous support of the Arts & Sciences Annual Fund, Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, Global Studies, The Reves Center for International Studies, the Office for Student Diversity, the Center for Liberal Arts, Colonial Williamsburg, and the Williamsburg Regional Library Theater.

The group will be on campus for presentations and workshops during the day on Thursday, September 23, 2021. Contact [[akrasm]] for more information.


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