Mekar Bhuana Conservatory
Om swastiastu – we warmly welcome you to Mekar Bhuana. A family founded conservatory, our vision is to support traditional Balinese gamelan music and dance that is rarely seen or heard. We achieve this by working with the Balinese, researching, studying, documenting and reconstructing. Then we educate people, particularly the younger generation, to encourage awareness about the beauty of these endangered art-forms.
To help support our efforts and educate the wider public, we offer professional gamelan and dance lessons, as well as workshops. These lessons and workshop programmes have been especially designed based on our extensive overseas teaching experience and knowledge.
The results of our projects are audio and video recordings, as well as performances – we have 10 troupes which have performed extensively, including at major events and festivals. Hiring our troupes supports our ongoing documentation, reconstruciton and study activities.
Just out! A video montage of Mekar Bhuana’s Semara Pagulingan troupe (Semara Pagulingan Mekar Bhuana on FB) at this year’s Bali Arts Festival. They presented rare and previously extinct repertoire from four different Denpasar village styles: