Gamelan Genta Kasturi presents
“Spring Concert 2017”
featuring guest Balinese artists
I Ketút Gedé Asnawa, Putu Oka Mardiani,
Ni Made Nias Yunirika and Ni Nyoman Nias Yonitika
in a concert of traditional and modern Balinese Gamelan Music & Dance.
The event is presented in partnership with Academie Lafayette and Kindness Inc. , and will be held on
Saturday March 25, 7:30pm at the Cherry Street Campus location of Academie Lafayette
(3421 Cherry St. Kansas City, MO 64109) www.facebook.com/pages/Academie-Lafayette-Cherry-Street-Campus/111382158996331
The concert will feature classic Balinese instrumental compositions “Bapang Selisir” - a piece designed to welcome the gods and people to an event, “Langsing Tuban” - a famous resetting by Mr. Asnawa of an esoteric Gambuh court style work into Semar Pegulingan style, and an Asnawa composition “Gilak Walipraja” - written originally as a farewell for a visiting dignitary. Two modern works by ensemble director Patrick Conway, “Blossoming Dance” (with new choreography by Putu Oka Mardiani) and “Masked Dance” (presented as an instrumental) will also be featured. Dance numbers will round out the presentation: “Pendet” - a very traditional welcoming dance, “Sekar Jagat” - a modern standard in the welcoming dance genre, and “Topeng Manis Monyer” - a solo character dance depicting a shy young man.
There will also be a Hands-On-Workshop for the general public held at 6pm on Thursday March 23 at Arts Dojo (3130 Bell St. Kansas City, MO 64111) www.facebook.com/ArtsDojo/
All events are FREE and open to the public