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    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
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    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. 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.

    News

    Check out the video of our recent semara pagulingan with gambuh dances performance at the Bali Arts Festival. Especially for this performance, we reconstructed one of the rarest semara pagulingan pieces that is remembered in part by elderly musician, I Wayan Gunastra, from Kaliungu Kelod, Denpasar:

    What’s On

    We’re busy with a study tour group from Brigham Young University in the US which is taking a cultural immersion program with us at the moment. They are focussing on the rarer styles of Balinese gamelan: selonding.

    As part of their final performance, we will be holding a small charity event at our centre to fund-raise for Bali’s disabled community which is supported by Puspadi Bali Foundation.

    The group will perform together with Mekar Bhuana’s Sekaa Selonding Semeton tonight at the Annika Linden Centre in Tohpati at 6 PM. Seats are limited so booking via email (info[at]balimusicanddance.com) is essential. Attendance is by donation: Contact us for further details.

     

    News

    Family Selonding Group Fundraising Performance Series
    We would like to invite you to come to our family selonding group, Sekaa Selonding Semeton Fundraising Performance Series that runs until March 1st 2015

    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
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