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)
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. Three modern works by ensemble director Patrick Conway, “Blossoming Dance” (with new choreography by Putu Oka Mardiani), “Masked Dance” (presented as an instrumental)
and "Angels & Demons at Play" 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
Funds were provided through a grant by the Leo Gilbert Wetherill Foundation