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. Studying 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.
Important notice: Mekar Bhuana will be closed for lessons and workshops between October 17 and November 1. We will reopen again on November 2. We will still be answering emails during this period, so please feel free to contact us.
Mekar Bhuana Director and Co-founder, Putu Evie, has just returned from a month-long tour of Europe as part of Bengkel Ayu Bulan’s Sangasari Dance Troupe that presented the nine UNESCO-protected Balinese dances to the world. Visit our Facebook page to check out all the videos and pics of the tour!
We are starting our next reconstruction project this month – watch this space for details!