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Barong: The Tale of Kunti Sraya

October 18, 2015

If you’re free on the very auspicious 13 November (Friday), do come and support Barong: The Tale of Kunti Sraya, a production featuring the students from the Department of South East Asian Studies who have taken a module in Balinese Performing Arts and have spent time learning Balinese dances in Bali. Also featuring guest performers from Bali!

If you’re interested in a brief overview of the Barong mythology, Mr Wikipedia is happy to help.

You can also check out their facebook page [at this link] for more details and updates on ticketing.

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Soerya Soemirat Mangkunegaran at Esplanade Rasas 2015

October 18, 2015

Honoured to have had a chance to support Sanggar Tari Soerya Soemirat in their recent performance at the Esplanade by lending them part of our gamelan and providing other logistical and language assistance 😀

In case you missed them – or want to re-live the magic – here are the videos, generously taken and uploaded to youtube by the awesome team of Haiqal Tahir and Matin Haiqal.

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Wrapping up our August Excitement

October 17, 2015

So August turned out to be really exciting, with 3 performances featuring our full ensemble: the Javanese Fiesta, the World Cultures Festival at library@esplanade, and “Crossing Borders” at the Esplanade Waterfront. All these featured dances, performed by Ms Nunuk Sri Rahayu, and Ms Rizky Indraswari, and were filmed and generously uploaded by Haiqal Tahir, Matin and Nayli.

Thanks to everyone who came down to support our shows! Looking forward to Lintas Nusantara, happening from the 16-21 November, with a 2 night showcase on the 20th and 21st. Watch our site or facebook for more details!

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Singa Nglaras on the Waterfront 2015

August 25, 2015

We’re back at the Esplanade Outdoor Theatre on the 5th of September! As always, we’re honoured to be collaborating with friends from Gamelan Asmaradana and BronzAge Gamelan, in the spirit of building a community where everyone can appreciate and explore Javanese gamelan together.

Date: Saturday, 5 September

Time: 3 half hour sets, at 8pm, 9pm and 10pm.

Venue and Admission: Esplanade Outdoor Theatre, free and open to the public.

As a sneak preview, here’s a clip from one of our previous shows at the theatre. See you there!

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“Puspawarna” with Gamelan Sekar Sersan

August 11, 2015

If you’re free this Saturday evening (15 August), why not stop to smell the Myriad of Flowers at the Esplanade Concourse (click link for official webpage). There are two slots – 8.15 – 8.45pm and 9.15-9.45pm, and will feature a gadhon ensemble that focuses on the “softer” elaborating instruments and vocals.

If you’ve been following Singa Nglaras, you might see some familiar faces performing – here’s a little preview 😉

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World Cultures Festival at library@esplanade

August 4, 2015

We’re honoured to be invited to library@esplanade’s World Cultures Festival: Southeast Asian Edition! A really exciting lineup of dance, music and masks from around the region:

World Cultures Festival 2015 poster

We’re involved in two items:

JAVANESE GAMELAN PERFORMANCE
Date: 29 August, Saturday
Time: 1.30pm – 2.30pm
Venue: Open Stage, library@esplanade

JAVANESE GAMELAN WORKSHOP
Date: 29 August, Saturday
Time: 3.30pm – 5.30pm
Venue: Dance Village, library@esplanade

The performance is free and open to public and “walk-ins”, though they request you register if you’d like seating. The workshop has limited places, but is open to be observed. You can perform all registration at this peatix link.

For other updates and details of the performances, do check out the World Cultures Festival’s facebook page.

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Javanese Fiesta 2015

August 3, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came down to the Javanese Fiesta! We had a great time performing for the event, and accompanying the dances:

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A really big Thank You to the Javanese Community in Singapore for organising the event, and inviting us over. Thanks too to Gamelan Asmaradana for the experienced and professional miking, Uncle David for the moving and logistics, and Haiqal for so many of the lovely photos 🙂