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Archived Webcast of the November 11, 2018 performance at Asia Sociey, New York with Musicians and Dancers from the Court of Hamengkubuwono X, Sultan of Yogyakarta

Bedhaya: The Epitome of Javanese Dance Music and Dance of Yogyakarta: Mask and Puppet Dances

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November 11, 2018 Asia Society, New York, NY


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Klenengan – an informal performance of music from Java

  This December, Gamelan Kusuma Laras will present an informal musical event, klenengan, where musicians play throughout the night with the audience coming and going.  This event is free and open to all. The klenengan will take place at the Consulate General of the Republic of Indonesia on Saturday, December 15, 2018 from 4 p.m. until midnight.   Doors […]

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Archived Webcast of the Wayang Kulit Performance at Asia Society, May 14, 2016

    The complete webcast can be viewed here

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Join us at Asia Society for a Javanese Wayang Kulit Performance May 14 & 15

Javanese Wayang Kulit: Déwa Ruci (Bima’s Spiritual Enlightenment)  Shadow Puppet Theater of Indonesia Ki Midiyanto, dhalang, in performance With guest artist Heni Savitri Accompanied by Gamelan Kusuma Laras Directed by I.M. Harjito Musical overture begins 30 minutes before show time Déwa Ruci (Bima’s Spiritual Enlightenment) Wayang kulit, one of the world’s great dramatic art forms, […]

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Roulette – November 21, 2015


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Join Us at Roulette in Brooklyn, Saturday, November 21 at 8pm

Buy Tickets We will be joined by Anang Totok Dwiantoro, a graduate of Indonesia’s STSI conservatory in Surakarta, who is known for his mastery of the strong male style of Central Javanese court dance and Triwik Harjito.   Made possible in part with public funding provided by the New York State Council on the Arts with […]

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Join us for our MMNY Klenengan on June 21st!

Gamelan Kusuma Laras will be holding our second (free!) annual outdoor klenengan as part of Make Music New York this year, and you’re invited! Come drop by outside of the Indonesian Consulate on East 68th between Fifth and Madison anytime between 1pm and 6pm on Sunday, June 21st. We’ll be playing the traditional court music […]

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