Posts Tagged ‘Javanese Gamelan’

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Upcoming Shows in October!

September 28, 2016
Over the next couple of weeks, we’ll be involved in three exciting productions in collaboration with artistes from Indonesia:

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Lintas Nusantara 
September 30, Friday and October 1, Saturday (8.30 pm on both days)
Malay Heritage Centre
Free, but requires registration at: http://malayheritagecentre.peatix.com/

This performance features dances from different parts of Indonesia, Tari Saman from Aceh, Gending Sri Vijaya from Sumatra, and Arjuna Wiwaha, performed by dancers and musicians from ISI Jogjakarta, in collaboration with Singa Nglaras.

Launch of Contemporary Wayang Archive
7 October at 15:00–17:30
NUS Theatrette LT13
Free admission

WayangHip Hop from Yogyakarta and Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble from NUS will collaborate in a joint performance. The event will also feature talks by NUS professors to launch the Contemporary Wayang Archive – CWA (cwa-web.org). Participants include Jan Mrázek, Sarah Weiss, Farah Wardani, Marianna Lis, Miguel Escobar Varela and Catur Benyek Kuncoro.
For more information, see: https://www.facebook.com/events/1774183482853697/

And also…

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Vinayaka
October 16, Sunday, 7.30pm
SOTA Drama Theatre
Tickets at $25 and $30 (Available at: http://www.bhaskarsartsacademy.com/2016/05/vinayaka/ )

This is a collaboration between Bhaskar Arts Academy and Jakarta based Sasana Budaya Art Troupe, and features Indian and Javanese dance and music (that’s us!).

See you there!
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Ramayana 2016

August 29, 2016

This year, we were fortunate to share the stage with really awesome musicans from Solo, to support a production of the Ramayana incorporating Javanese dance and contemporary shadow puppetry. This was staged as the closing of the Malay Heritage Centre’s Javanese Exhibition, presented in collaboration with the Javanese Association. Big shout out to our collaborators Gamelan Asmaradana and Gamelan Naga Kencana, as well as the tech, staging, and logistical crews that made the production possible.

The video, by Haiqal Tahir and Matin Haiqal is on youtube:

And here are some behind the scenes rehearsal shots, also taken by Haiqal:

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Southeast Asian Night 2016

March 21, 2016

For this year’s Southeast Asian Night, organised by NUS’s Department of Southeast Asian Studies, we featured a variety of bronze and bamboo music from Java, Sunda and Bali. A big thank you to our friends from the wider Singapore gamelan community who helped to make this a success, Mas Tommy and the Southeast Asian Students Society for the lovely photos, and kudos to our participants from the beginner’s workshop who gamely shared the stage with us!

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Beginners Workshop in Javanese Gamelan

January 24, 2016

Once again, we’re happy to organise a 4 session beginner’s workshop for Javanese Gamelan. No musical experience necessary!

Dates   : 12, 19, 26 February; 4 March. (Friday Evenings)

Time    : 7.30 – 9.30pm

Venue : NUS Gamelan Room (AS2 #02-01, besides LT11 and Humble Origins Cafe)

Fee        : $60 for 4 sessions

For full details, please see our flyer: Javanese Gamelan Course 2016

All participants will be invited to perform at the Department’s annual South-East Asian Night, held this year on 11 March. To register, please use the contact form (click here) to indicate your interest. We’ll get in touch with you as soon as possible 🙂

Here’s some photographs from our previous workshop and Southeast Asian Night 2015:

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Adventures in Solo

January 12, 2016

Last December, we packed up and went over to Solo for a week of rehearsals, private lessons, jalan-jalan, and food:

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Hoping 2016 will be another awesome year! As always, if you’re curious to see what we’re up to, our regular rehearsals are always free and open to the public. More information on the sidebar at the right (if you’re using a computer), or (if you’re on a mobile device), select “Profile and History” from the drop down menu, and scroll to the bottom of the page to see it..

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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!