GSJ at Solano Stroll
Sep
8
11:00 AM11:00

GSJ at Solano Stroll

Experience the performing arts of Bali with GSJ at Solano Stroll, the East Bay’s largest free annual festival! This performance will feature traditional Balinese dances as well as music performed on gender, the technically challenging and aurally transfixing instrument used to accompany Balinese shadow puppetry, or wayang, performances. For more detailed information on the Solano Stroll event, visit the Solano Avenue Association’s website.

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Wonderful Indonesia 2019
Sep
15
6:00 PM18:00

Wonderful Indonesia 2019

The San Francisco Indonesian consulate commemorates 70 years of U.S.-Indonesian diplomatic relations with this impressive evening of Indonesian cultural performance featuring a range of performing troupes from around the San Francisco Bay Area. GSJ’s largest ensemble, the Gong Kebyar, will accompany the mesmerizing movement of company dancers on Wijaya Kusuma, a contemporary composition by past GSJ Guest Music Director, I Nyoman Windha. GSJ dancers and musicians will also perform traditional works at this first-come-first-served free event.

Reservation required. Stay posted for link to Eventbrite registration.

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Island Arts Concert Series
Sep
21
8:00 PM20:00

Island Arts Concert Series

Gamelan Sekar Jaya - Music of Bali is presented as part of Rhythmix Island Arts Concert Series, honoring island traditions from around the world, on the island of Alameda.

While Bali is home to dozens of different types of “gamelan”, Gamelan Sekar Jaya will highlight two — gamelan angklung and gamelan jegog — at the Island Arts Concert Series. Both ensembles will be accompanied by a magnificent company of dancers.

For more information on this event, or Rhythmix’s Island Arts series, please visit their website.

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Mills College Presents: Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Sep
29
4:00 PM16:00

Mills College Presents: Gamelan Sekar Jaya

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Delve deeper into the fascinating world of Balinese music and dance with internationally acclaimed GSJ Guest Directors, I Wayan Dibia and I Wayan Suweca, at this afternoon event combining interactive lecture-demonstration and riveting performance. 

GSJ’s Angklung and Jegog Tingklik ensembles will accompany dancers in traditional Balinese forms including tari topeng, or masked dance. The Gender Wayang ensemble will also play, giving the audience yet another view of the dazzling diversity of the Balinese arts.

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40th Anniversary Event at Presidio Theatre on the Main
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

40th Anniversary Event at Presidio Theatre on the Main

Celebrating 40 years since its humble beginnings in Berkeley, globally renowned performing arts troupe Gamelan Sekar Jaya brings Bali to the San Francisco Bay’s newest performing arts space this fall. With stunning musical and dance performances as well as exhibits highlighting the group’s history of cultural exchange and education, this event is not to be missed! In this landmark 40th anniversary season, GSJ welcomes back co-founder I Wayan Suweca as Guest Music Director and acclaimed dancer and scholar I Wayan Dibia as Guest Dance Director. 

The performance will feature an innovative new dance piece, Topeng Tuan Tepis, by I Wayan Dibia, and new work by I Wayan Suweca, among others. Dibia’s 21st century twist on Bali’s traditional masked dance, tari topeng, Topeng Tuan Tepis features hand carved masks of actual historical figures- a sight bound to enthrall the senses and spark the mind!

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Jegog at WorldOne Festival
Jul
4
10:00 AM10:00

Jegog at WorldOne Festival

Celebrate the Fourth of July with GSJ at WorldOne Festival! The giant bamboo Jegog ensemble will perform at this free, family-friendly event at Cerrito Vista Park in El Cerrito. Take this opportunity to discover traditional Balinese music as played on this rare ensemble of oversized instruments.

For more information on the WorldOne Festival, including a complete schedule of performances, visit the event’s website.

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40th Anniversary Celebration at SFAIF (June 1st performance)
Jun
1
2:00 PM14:00

40th Anniversary Celebration at SFAIF (June 1st performance)

Gamelan Sekar Jaya returns to SFAIF with a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance! The internationally acclaimed performing arts troupe celebrates its 40th Anniversary under the direction of legendary gamelan composer, I Nyoman Windha, and dance master, I Nyoman Cerita. These two luminaries of the Balinese performing arts lead the 50-member Bay Area company through a dynamic range of Balinese music and dance that resonates in the heart and captures the imagination with its intricacy and depth. This dazzling anniversary show will feature Sekar Jaya’s four distinct gamelan ensembles-- the delicate gender wayang quartet, the shimmering bronze angklung and gong kebyar orchestras and the riotous giant bamboo gamelan jegog. The evening includes an unmissable world premiere collaboration created by Pak Windha and Pak Cerita.

Friday May 31st, 8:15 pm
Saturday, June 1st, 2pm

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40th Anniversary Celebration at SFAIF (May 31st performance)
May
31
8:15 PM20:15

40th Anniversary Celebration at SFAIF (May 31st performance)

Gamelan Sekar Jaya returns to SFAIF with a thrilling mix of traditional and contemporary Balinese music and dance! The internationally acclaimed performing arts troupe celebrates its 40th Anniversary under the direction of legendary gamelan composer, I Nyoman Windha, and dance master, I Nyoman Cerita. These two luminaries of the Balinese performing arts lead the 50-member Bay Area company through a dynamic range of Balinese music and dance that resonates in the heart and captures the imagination with its intricacy and depth. This dazzling anniversary show will feature Sekar Jaya’s four distinct gamelan ensembles-- the delicate gender wayang quartet, the shimmering bronze angklung and gong kebyar orchestras and the riotous giant bamboo gamelan jegog. The evening includes an unmissable world premiere collaboration created by Pak Windha and Pak Cerita.

Friday May 31st, 8:15 pm
Saturday, June 1st, 2pm

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Music from Around the World
Apr
27
2:00 PM14:00

Music from Around the World

Discover the sweet melodies and exciting interlocking rhythms of the gamelan angklung and the dynamism of Balinese dance with Gamelan Sekar Jaya! Under the direction of Guest Music Director, I Nyoman Windha, Gamelan Sekar Jaya will perform traditional works to accompany masked dance pieces, expertly performed by Guest Dance Director, I Nyoman Cerita.

The performance will include a gamelan demonstration, as well as a chance to be a part of Gamelan Sekar Jaya in an interactive vocal percussion performance of kecak!

Join us for this free, family-friendly performance at the Pleasanton Library! 

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