Posts Tagged ‘NUS’


South East Asian Night 2014

February 21, 2014

Join us for a night of music and dance of Southeast Asia. Presented by NUS Southeast Asian Studies and Gamelan Asmaradana, this performance will feature the meditative sounds of Central Javanese gamelan, the dynamic explosions of Gong Kebyar of Bali and the flirtatious ‘twerking’ of West Java.

The two ‘lions’, Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble and Gamelan SingaMurti will be sharing the stage for the first time! They will be joined by guest performers from Indonesia, dance students from the Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts (NAFA), as well as the faculty members who will be performing Filipino and Malay folk songs.

Time: Friday 14 March, 8pm
Venue: NUS Theatrette (LT13)

Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
AS2 2 Arts Singapore 117570

Admission is free, but kindly go to to reserve your tickets.
Tickets are to be collected at the door 30mins before showtime. Refreshments will be provided!

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SEA 2014 Poster


Sekar Taji

February 1, 2013

Tari Sekar Taji, performed at An Evening of Southeast Asian Music and Dance, 2008
Danced by Nunuk Sri Rahayu


Wednesday Rehearsals

February 1, 2013

Featuring our guest from Indonesia Mas Jarwo on Kendhang, and our Music Director Jan Mrazek on Rebab


Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble

February 1, 2013

Singa Nglaras means “relaxing lion” (the word “nglaras” means both to “relax” and “to harmonize, tune”). Formed in January 2004, the ensemble is managed by Dr Jan Mrázek of the NUS Department of Southeast Asian Studies. The ensemble is made up of NUS students, alumni, and faculty, together with many non-NUS members of the public.

Our weekly rehearsal is open to anyone keen to learn and enjoy this seriously relaxing music. Currently, it is on Tuesday, 7.00-9.30pm at the NUS Gamelan RoomPlease see this post for an FAQ and more details.

If you are using a laptop/desktop, please follow the links on the right for more information. On a mobile device, select “Profile and History” from the drop down menu, and scroll to the bottom to see it.

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Singa Nglaras at Esplanade Waterfront (2012)

February 1, 2013

A video by a member of the public featuring our ensemble playing at Esplanade Waterfront, April 2012, as part of Esplanade’s “What a Wonderful World” series.


The Story of Manikmaya

January 29, 2013

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Puppeteer Ki Sujarwo Prehatin, accompanied by the NUS Singa Nglaras Gamelan Ensemble and two guest musicians from Java, will be presenting “The Story of Manikmaya”, a Javanese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Puppet Theatre) on 8 March, at the National University of Singapore. This project is organized and sponsored by the Southeast Asian Studies Department, NUS.

Date: 8 March 2013, Friday
Time: 6.30pm – Pre-Wayang Instrumental Music. The Wayang will begin at about 6.45pm.
Venue: Plaza@YIH, NUS
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Admission is free. Audience are encouraged to walk around the stage, as happens in Java 🙂