• Categories
  •  

    Phone / Fax: +62 (0)361 464201
    Mobile: +62-81 999 191 104/6
    Address: Jl. Gandapura III, no. 501X
    Kesiman Kertalangu
    Denpasar
    Bali - Indonesia
    Open 9 am - 5 pm Monday - Friday
    [ View Map ]

    Mekar Bhuana trip advisor

  • 1

    Mekar Bhuana

    A family founded centre, our vision is to document and reconstruct rare or extinct Balinese gamelan music and dance. We achieve this through research and study, then we educate through workshops, lessons and performances.

    Our study programmes have been especially designed based on our extensive overseas teaching experience and knowledge to encourage awareness about the beauty and importance of these indigenous art-forms. Taking workshops and lessons with us supports our projects and research.

    The results of our projects are audio and video recordings as well as reconstructed performances using antique instruments. Hiring our troupes supports our ongoing documentation, reconstruction and study activities.

    News

    We’re now well into the study phase of our reconstruction project of a rare five-tone semara pagulingan pieces. One of those pieces we learnt from a 76-year-old recording of  Balinese court music. Below are photos of our practices as we prepare for our historic performance at this year’s Bali Arts Festival on June 28th at 2 PM. Practices are held five times a week on Monday, Wednesday, Thursday, Saturday and Sunday at 3 PM. You are welcome to attend and donations are most appreciated to help us continue to reconstruct this rare and wonderful lost music!

     

    1

    Today at Mekar Bhuana

    Practice at 2 PM for our five-tone semara pagulingan troupe in the build-up to our Bali Arts Festival performance on June 28th at 11 AM on the Angsoka stage.

    News

    Exploring and Exposing Semara Pagulingan Saih Lima at Bali Arts Festival 2017
    As always, when any of our gamelan troupes get an invitation to perform at a major festival, we take this opportunity to reconstruct lost music

    Portfolio

    Portfolio
    1999 – 2000 Preservation of three Pacung Village, Gianyar style gender wayang instrumental pieces. This music was taught to musicians outside of Pacung to encourage

    Articles

    I went to see a Balinese dance performance and it was on a stage – how were Balinese art-forms presented before the advent of tourism?
    The way Balinese present their art-forms has changed dramatically over the last half a century or so. The western concept of a stage – let

    Publications

    Video Publications
    In 2010, we produced the first DVD of Balinese court music ever filmed in a historic temple. This video documents rare court semara pagulingan music
    top

    © Mekar Bhuana | developed by bali web design | 0.633
    Please don't use images from our website without our permission