Mekar Bhuana at Bali Arts Festival 2011
Mekar Bhuana will perform at the Bali Arts Festival again this year on Sunday June 19th, a day after the festival opening, presenting the material they performed at the 16th Asian Games in Guangzhou in 2010: rare and previously extinct semar pegulingan music accompanying a showcase of gambuh dances. They will perform together with Sanggar Wayang Kulit Gita Mahardika from Sukawati which will present wayang wong parwa with gender wayang and bebatelan accompaniment. This will be the first time since 2000 that Mekar Bhuana has shared the stage with another group. The non-ticketed performance will start at 7pm on the Ayodya Stage in front of the Ksiranawa Theater. Since there is no formal seating and it is expected to be a packed event, it may be hard to see performances held on this stage, so it is suggested that classical gamelan and dance lovers get there early to get a seat on the mats at the front. Hope to see you there!
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