Gamelan Sekar Jaya (GSJ) is a sixty-member company of musicians and dancers, based in the San Francisco Bay Area. Founded in 1979, the company specializes in the performing arts of Bali. GSJ has been called “the finest Balinese gamelan outside of Indonesia” by Indonesia’s Tempo Magazine, and the group has performed in venues ranging from New York’s Symphony Space to LA’s Hollywood Bowl to remote village squares in Bali. GSJ fosters artistic exchange between Bali and the United States through residencies, workshops, performances, and the creation of innovative new works for music and dance.
40 YEARS OF GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
Gamelan Sekar Jaya celebrates four decades of artistic excellence this fall! Join us at our 40th Anniversary Event at San Francisco’s brand new Presidio Theatre on the Main Post. Featuring music and dance under the direction of I Wayan Suweca and I Wayan Dibia, the event will also feature exhibits highlighting GSJ’s unique history and impact in the Bay Area and beyond.
LEARN WITH US
We regularly offer music and dance classes and workshops at our North Berkeley community center and studio, or banjar. Classes for both adults and children are taught by our guest artists and senior members and are open to all. If you are considering joining one of our ensembles, workshops are a great entry point! Stay tuned to our events page or subscribe to our mailing list to stay informed about upcoming opportunities.