Gamelan Genta Kasturi with Balinese Guest Artists
under the direction of I Ketút Gedé Asnawa featuring dancers Putu Oka Mardiani Asnawa, Yunirika Asnawa & Yonitika Asnawa. The group's founder and family return in a special concert of Balinese Music & Dance .
Saturday March 26, 2016 - 7:30pm
Quixotic School of Performing Arts
1616 Broadway, Kansas City, MO 64108
FREE & Open to the Public -donations accepted-
Mr. Asnawa will lead the group; his wife Putu Oka Mardiani and two daughters Yunirika and Yonitika will perform several dance numbers. Featured works include his original composition: "Catur Rawita" (Beautiful Four) built on 4 tones in Anklung style; "Kebyar Ding" a seminal early 20th Century work in Kebyar style; "Siwa Natha" a modern composition in classical Semar Pagulingan style; and five Balinese dance classics: "Puspanjali" - a welcoming dance ; "Palawakya" - a virtuosic solo number; "Legong Keraton" - a classical Balinese favorite, “Topeng Tua” - a classic solo character dance; and "Tari Cendrawasih" which portrays the interaction of male and female Birds of Paradise.
Mr. Asnawa has been faculty at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign in conjunction with the Robert E. Brown Center For World Music since leaving Kansas City in 2006. He and his family maintain an active schedule performing, teaching and promoting Balinese Cultural Arts.
We will also offer two FREE Hands-On-Workshops in Balinese Gamelan led by Mr. Asnawa for the general community. No experience required! Please spread the word and bring friends; this is a rare opportunity to work with a Balinese Master Musician! Here are details:
Thursday March 24, 6-7pm & Friday March 25 6-7pm
held at Town Pavilion Building 12th & Walnut in downtown KCMO
in the Dance Studio on 6th Floor
Enter on Walnut side of building north of 12th Street
Gamelan Genta Kasturi have been Studio Residents as part of the Charlotte Street Foundation/Urban Culture Project Studio Residency Program since 2011. We will soon move to Laura Isaac’s ART DOJO!