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Music & Dance of Bali with Gamelan Burat Wangi
presented by Harrison House Music & Arts


Harrison House Music & Arts Presents

Music & Dance of Bali with Gamelan Burat Wangi

directed by Nyoman & Nanik Wenten

Saturday, May 25, 2013


Donation: $15

Tickets are available at Joshua Tree Health Foods

29 Palms Hwy at Sunset Street, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Harrison House

6881 Mount Lassen Avenue, Joshua Tree, CA 92252

Information: 760.366.4712

Harrison House Music & Arts will present artists-in-residence Nyoman & Nanik Wenten and 40 members of the CalArts Balinese Gamelan Burat Wangi under the moonrise on Saturday, May 25 at 8:30 pm. Twenty-five musicans and fifteen dancers will grace the new outdoor stage at Harrison House in a colorful spectacle of instruments, costumes, music and dance.

A gamelan is a traditional musical ensemble from Indonesia, typically from the islands of Java and Bali, featuring a variety of specially tuned percussion instruments such as metallophones, xylophones, kendang (drums) and gongs, performing complex interlocking rhythms.

The Balinese Gamelan Burat Wangi (Fragrant Offering), based at the California Insitute of Arts, was founded by Nyoman Wenten (Artistic Director), Nanik Wenten (Dance Director) and K.P.H. Notoprojo (Pak Cokro) the most prominent Javanese court musician and a prolific Indonesian composer.

Gamelan Burat Wangi is well-known throughout the U.S. for their well-trained musicans and dancers as well as for their performances of traditional and contemporary Balinese music in venues such as Walt Disney Concert Hall, REDCAT, Japan American Theater, Herbst Theater, Theatre de la Danza, the International Mask Festival, and the Annual CalArts World Music and Dance Festival.

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The group has been awarded the 2013 Samuel H.Scripps Artist Residency for their artistic excellence and innovation. Their Harrison House performance will pay tribute to their mentor K.P.H. Notoprojo (Pak Cokro). Samuel H. Scripps (1927-2007) was an important member of the American arts community, contributing to the success of many in the areas of theater, music and dance.

Harrison House Music & Arts is an artist residency, performance and community arts program based in the straw bale retreat built by the late composer, Lou Harrison on the edge of Joshua Tree National Park. HHM&A invites gifted artists to this historic and remarkable site to share and experience art and culture of the highest caliber.

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