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Çudamani Festival 2019

July 25,26 & 27

Çudamani is one of Bali’s most respected performing arts schools and companies, and is committed to both the reconstruction of classic repertoire as well as supporting innovative work by young artists.

The Çudamani Festival 2019 is the company’s forth festival.  Followers of Cudamani know how rare these performances are and plan their trips to Bali accordingly.  Each year the company prepare programs of great interest and diversity.  The festival offers premieres new works as well as  loving prepare the the classic works in their extensive repertoire.  This is the chance for the public to see senior members as well as the youngest.  This is the one time each year Dewa and Emiko open their home for a public performance.

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Çudamani’s incredible twenty years of dedication has trained four generations of artists.  The senior members work year round to deepen their skills and understanding.  It would be hard to find another group like this in all of Bali.  The Cudamani Festival will showcase all the members of Cudamani from the youngest to the oldest.  Senior members and teacher select some of Bali’s most sublimely beautiful music and dance pieces for this evening. This is a rare opportunity to see a carefully curated  music and dance works by Master artists Ibu Arini, Pak Nyoman Cerita, Pak Dewa Berata, Pak Ketut Wirtawan, and Dedo Mahardika. These classic works are the foundation for Çudamani commitment to restoring works of enduring beauty in their full glory.  Now in our fourth year we have people returning year after year-  these are evenings not to be forgotten   

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This is a RARE opportunity to see the group in a public performance and to get a glimpse of why Çudamani is so unique. The group does not do regular tourist shows (so this is IT for 2017). A breath-taking finale for Çudamani’s festival, an evening packed with Bali’s most dramatic pieces performed by some of the island’s most sought after performers. Çudamani is known for its highly innovative work and this evening will be an opportunity to see the world premiere of its newest creative instrumental piece. In addition, rarely performed pieces such as Legong Pengleb, Kebyar Duduk and Oleg in Peliatan style, Teruna Gandrung, and Çudamani’s signature performances of Genjek/Kecak and Kebyar Perak are unforgettable. A truly rare opportunity to see Çudamani’s internationally renowned performers in action. 

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These guys are, actually, on fire, and this incredible program that will have a range of pieces from contemporary, to classic Gambuh dance, from enthralling instrumental and ethereally beautiful dance works to the recently re-constructed masterpiece, Pudak Sinunggal, that is just this year emerging from the brink of being lost. It’s an incredible program for even the most seasoned gamelan aficionados and for those new to Balinese arts, it’s hard to think of a better way to see these amazing arts.

July 25               7:30 pm  Çudamani Children & Youth-  known for their robust teaching programs, the young men and women of Cudamani prepare a range of works that display the artistic integrity and serious commitment of our village youth.

July 26               7:30 pm  To be Announced

July 27               7:30 pm  Çudamani Classics to New Works.  This program offers a wide range of styles and instrumentation showcasing the diverse repertoire and new dance/music compositions created expressly for the festival

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Tickets

Tickets SOLD AT DOOR in Rupiah. ONLINE sales  reserved seats via pay pal below.
This is an outdoor event, please dress accordingly.
Refreshments for sale.

Doors Open at 6:30 pm

Tickets for performances are:
Rp 200,000 (reserved) Rp 150,00 general admission per night
WNI/KITAS: Rp 100,000 per night
Krama Bali: Rp 50,000 per night
Series of three performances: Rp 500,000



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