Sunday, June 12 at 11:00am to 5:00pm
USC Pacific Asia Museum
46 N Los Robles Ave, Pasadena, California 91101
Join us in celebrating Balinese culture and the closing of USC PAM’s special exhibition, Bali: Agency and Power in Southeast Asia! Enjoy a special performance of Balinese dance and gamelan music by Gamelan Burat Wangi, learn about the tradition of shadow puppetry in Indonesia by making your own paper shadow puppet with teaching artists from Barnsdall Arts, and listen to storytime in the Crossroads gallery.
Free admission all day for this all ages event!
Schedule of Activities
12pm - 4pm - Shadow Puppet Workshop with Barnsdall Arts
12pm - Performance by Gamelan Burat Wangi
1pm - Storytime in Crossroads Gallery
2pm - Performance by Gamelan Burat Wangi
About Gamelan Burat Wangi:
Gamelan is more or less equivalent with the English word for orchestra, a generic term for an ensemble; in this case associated with primarily gong chimes. The Burat Wangi gamelan comes from Indonesian traditional music, mainly from the islands of Java, Madura, Bali, and Lombok. The orchestras are designed, constructed and tuned to be played together as one singular unit. This means tuning, painting, and much more are all done together. Gamelan instrumentation consists largely of percussive instruments such as bronze gongs of many different sizes and metallophones, bamboo flutes, string instruments, and drums. An amazing diversity of musical ensembles and dance genres exists in these islands.
Gamelan Burat Wangi seeks to help share and invite people of the US into Balinese cultural traditions through music and dance. We aim to engage through Balinese arts their significance and values; to learn their traditional and their new works, and to exchange ideas for future growth.
About Barnsdall Arts:
Barnsdall Arts is a 501c3 nonprofit organization dedicated to providing outstanding, affordable art programs to educate and enrich our community through celebration of the arts.
Our mission is to provide quality art education and exhibitions that nurture creativity, acquisition of artistic skills, and aesthetic appreciation of art. Our outstanding programs build community through access, engagement, excellence and equity.