Traditional Balinese Wayang Kulit (Shadow Play)
Wednesday, November 6, 2013 - 7:30pm

Balinese master artist Gusti Sudarta from the Indonesian Conservatory of the Arts will be performing a traditional Balinese Wayang Kulit, or Shadow Play. This kid-friendly event is free and open to the public.

Saturday, November 9, 2013 - 3:00pm to 5:00pm

Gusti Sudarta, faculty, Indonesian National Conservatory, will lead this free workshop.

RSVP: ragakusuma@gmail.com

Thursday, October 31, 2013 - 6:00pm to Sunday, November 3, 2013 - 8:30pm

Gamelan musicians, dancers, and scholars from around the world will convene at the Smithsonian's Freer and Sackler galleries to celebrate, discuss, and perform Indonesian music, dance and theater.

Gamelan Raga Kusuma will perform during 2 afternoon slots on Saturday November 2.

View final program [PDF, 3.4MB]

Agua Dulce Dance Theater, still from "algún día...."
Friday, October 25, 2013 - 7:30pm

passing through, a new work based on the human experience of change relative to five elemental stages of life, is a collaboration among Richmond- and New York City-based artists in music, video, and dance. Gamelan Raga Kusuma will be represented by a special sub-group focusing on experimental compositions and extended techniques.

Part of the eighth blackbird Fall 2013 concert.

Danny Martin performing with Gamelan Raga Kusuma at the Indonesian Embassy, 2013.  Photo by Ron Karnes.

Daniel Martin has departed for Indonesia to study gamelan, funded by a scholarship from the Indonesian Embassy. Best of luck, Danny!

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