Gathotkaca Gandrung from Ronald L. C. Kienhuis on Vimeo. Gathutkaca Gandrung is a popular dance in the Surakarta (the court city in Central Java also known as Solo) style. This dance depicts Gathutkaca, a beloved hero from Javanese mythology, dressing himself and dreaming of the object of his affections, Pregiwa, the daughter of Arjuna. Gathutkaca possesses [...]
Author Archives: Gamelan Kusuma Laras
Gamelan Kusuma Laras and Asia Society with Support from the New York State Council on the Arts, the Consulate General of Indonesia and Cakra Inc. presents Déwa Ruci: Bima’s Spiritual Enlightenment A Javanese Wayang Kulit (shadow puppet theater) Performed by Ki Purbo Asmoro, dhalang Accompanied by members of Mayangkara (Solo, Java) and Gamelan Kusuma Laras (NYC) with English translations provided live by Kathryn Emerson [...]
Gamelan Kusuma Laras will perform with Ki Purbo Asmoro and members of his troupe, Mayangkara, on March 16, 2012, allowing New York City audiences the rare opportunity to experience a traditional Javanese shadow-puppet performance. For more information, visit kusumalaras.org/wayang2012
What Makes It Great? with Rob Kapilow Part of the White Light Festival Monday, November 14, 2011 at 7:30 Tickets Walter Reade Theater 165 West 65th Street, New York, NY 10023 Map Gamelan Kusuma Laras I.M. Harjito, director Composer, conductor, commentator, and author Rob Kapilow makes music appreciation inevitable in the beloved What Makes It [...]
Saturday April 23, 2011 Gamelan Kusuma Laras visited Oneonta, NY, about 4 hours northwest of New York City, to deliver a workshop on classical Javanese Gamelan and to perform an evening concert. The performance is co-sponsored by the Hartwick College music department and the Oneonta Concert Association. Photos by Oki Wiriadjaja, Ronald L. C. Kienhuis [...]
Gamelan Kusuma Laras will be visiting Oneonta, NY, about 4 hours northwest of New York City, to deliver a workshop on classical Javanese Gamelan music at 11:00 am, and to perform an evening concert at 7:30 pm. The performance is co-sponsored by the Hartwick College music department and the Oneonta Concert Association.
PAST CONCERTS: 2010 Gamelan Kusuma Laras directed by I.M. Harjito with Guest Dancers Triwik Harjito and Shoko Yamamura Saturday, December 11, at 8:00 PM Sunday, December 12, at 3:00 PM The Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia, 5 East 68th Street, New York Gamelan Kusuma Laras directed by I.M. Harjito with Guest Dancer Anang [...]
Video by Ronald L. C. Kienhuis Gamelan Kusuma Laras, directed by I.M. Harjito. An excerpt of Gendhing Kombang Mara, pelog lima from the concert, Music and Dance of Java, performed in New York, December 1, 2007.