KEBYAR! Fest (2022) brought together four Indonesian Arts organisations to celebrate life out of lockdown, and was such a success that we're back for an even bigger event this year. KEBYAR! Fest (2023) at the Geelong Arts Centre is a 60 minute show of dynamic and intensely expressive Balinese dance accompanied by the shimmering cascades of metallic sound, virtuosic rhythms and breathtaking crescendos of a live on-stage 16 piece Gamelan Gong Kebyar percussion orchestra.
This FREE show will run for at 2pm and 5pm on Sunday 21 May 2023.
Supported by the Multicultural Festivals and Events Program of the Victorian Government.
The poster says it all really - MUSIC, WORKSHOPS, FAMILY FUN... also a whole bunch of FOOD and MARKET action. Those first three categories are well and truly the jurisdiction of Gamelan DanAnda as we present short performances by our Kids and Adult groups, and hands-on workshops for all ages throughout the day, 10am-3pm.
We'll be set up on the 'Mulberry tree' lawn so come on down to the CERES Environment park in Brunswick on the first day of school holidays and your "what I did on the holidays" report is sorted!
Adults are $7 on the gate, $5 pre-sale, and people 15 years young and under are free. Click HERE for Facebook Event.
FREE first lesson this Sunday, 14/4/19.
I SAID NEON Composition Forum 7.30PM,
Sunday Dec 3rd at Meat Market.
This concert will showcase a diverse range of composers and ensembles who will present new works inspired by traditional Indonesian music. This year's event will see a broad spectrum of interpretations including modification of traditional ensembles, arrangements for western instruments and the use of electronics. Throughout this interactive event connections between Indonesia and Australia, performers and audiences, innovation and tradition will be explored.
2017 Featured International Artist: Pande Yande King Mardiana.
Daytime hands on gamelan workshops will also be offered on December 3rd. Sessions include Kecak, gamelan and improv. Details >>