Workshop: Çudamani - Gamelan and Dance of Bali

Photo: Cudamani

Master class with 25 member Gamelan Çudamani, Bali's premiere music and dance company

Thursday, February 15, 2018
3:45 PM - 6:30 PM
Kaufman Hall Theater 200
UCLA Campus
Los Angles, CA 90095
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Learn to play Balinese music on Çudamani’s own magnificent Semarandana (7 tone) - perhaps even strike the great bronze gong. Then join Çudamani dancers in Kaufman Studio 240 for a movement experience that will ask you to discover new ways to dance your body. No experience necessary to enjoy.

Enrollment limited to UCLA students/faculty/staff, workshop is free, check with your professor for extra credit.
Space is limited.  On-line registration required:
• Come to Kaufman Theater 200 to get your group assignment.
• Dress comfortably for floor seating and gentle movement, sessions are shoeless.
• Light Refreshments to follow.

Part 1. Introduction to Balinese performing arts by Emiko Susilo with demonstration by company. Theater 200
Part 2. Two simultaneous sessions 50 minutes A) gamelan Theater 200 and B) Balinese Dance Studio 240. Student switch over – objective is for students to experience both.
Part 3. All reassemble in Theater 200 Feedback and Q&A.

Students attending are eligible to apply for a $1000 tuition scholarship to Çudamani Summer Institute July 14-28, 2018.



The name Çudamani has many meanings including the third eye of Shiva-the destroyer of ignorance; the jewel and symbol of sincerity. Çudamani is Bali’s premier music and dance troupe, which refines its art in the artist village of Pengosekan. The company, which the Los Angeles Times praised for its “brilliant performers, stunning cohesion and superbly compelling” is internationally celebrated as Bali’s most forward thinking music and dance ensemble for making new work from classic ancient roots. Architects of Çudamani – Dewa Putu Berata and his wife Emiko Saraswati Susilo, have succeeded in doing what no one else has seemingly done. They have created a world class 25 member music and dance ensemble in a village and while in great demand, Çudamani does not perform for tourists in Bali, rather they perform primarily as a spiritual offering for temples. The ensemble has become a global benchmark for artistic creativity that is daring, classic and inventive.


Nguyet Tong
(310) 206-9163

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