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The Center for Southeast Asian Studies organizes and sponsors a number of events such as lectures, film screening, workshops, symposia, conferences, exhibits, and performances throughout the year.  Several of these events are in collaboration with other U-M units, and are often free and open to the public. To see what we have planned for this semester, please view our poster »

CSEAS Annual Gamelan Concert. From the Palace to the Tent: A Concert of Classic and Popular Gamelan Music and Dance Traditions of Java

U-M Gamelan Ensemble, with Prof. Y. Sumandiyo Hadi, Department of Dance, Institut Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta; Dr. Sumaryono, Department of Dance, Institute Seni Indonesia, Yogyakarta; under the direction of Susan Walton, with guest director Steve Laronga,
Monday, March 26, 2018
7:30-9:30 PM
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While the grand palaces of Central Java's traditional court cities have long functioned as centers for classical performing arts, the festive street tents under which urban dwellers gather for family and communal ceremonies foster ever-changing popular traditions of Javanese music and dance. Two highly renowned artist-scholars from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts lead the UM student gamelan ensemble in a concert that will highlight contrasts and continuities between court and popular gamelan music and Javanese dance styles. The concert will also feature the premiere performance of "There's also fog where I come from" by UM Composer-in-Residence for Gamelan Conner Singh VanderBeek.
Building: Hill Auditorium
Event Type: Performance
Tags: Asia, Concert, Dance, Southeast Asia
Source: Happening @ Michigan from Center for Southeast Asian Studies, School of Music, Theatre & Dance, Residential College, International Institute, Center for World Performance Studies, Asian Languages and Cultures