Çudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali


Cudamani: Gamelan and Dance of Bali

Tuesday, Sept. 14, 7:30 p.m.
Weis Center Auditorium

Come early:
Pre-performance lecture/demo by Music Professor Bethany Collier, 6:45-7:15 p.m., Weis Center Atrium

Hailed as one of Bali's most forward-thinking music and dance ensembles, Çudamani is known for its exceptional creativity and superb artistry and also the performers' unflagging love for the classical Balinese traditions. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, the group is among Bali's most respected and accomplished. One of its many singular features is that its artists are multi-disciplinary, mastering gamelan, dance, voice and visual art, resulting in artistically unified presentations.

This 20-member ensemble weaves layers of intricate sound: the punctuation of deep, great bronze gongs; charismatic leadership from the drums; stunning interlocking percussion from the bronze gangsa, and the finely-elaborated delicacy of voice and flute. The ensemble touches the soul with a program that spans the spectrum of human emotion, from sublime to fearless, from reverent to unapologetically playful. Çudamani intrigues the mind and heart with a radiant flash of their eyes that invites the audience into the transcendent experience of Balinese gamelan and dance.


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Sponsored in part by:
  • • The Candland family. Remembering Mary Candland
  • • This engagement of Çudamani is made possible through the ArtsCONNECT program of Mid Atlantic Arts Foundation with support from the National Endowment for the Arts.
  • • Co-sponsored by Bucknell University’s Department of Music in partnership with the Bucknell University Gamelan Ensemble.

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Weis Center for the Performing Arts


525 Weis Drive