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.
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:
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.