Odalan Bali (2007)

Odalan Bali: An Offering of Music & Dance

Çudamani, the 26-member music & dance ensemble from Bali, Indonesia presents Odalan Bali featuring cutting edge new works as well as rare classical forms of Gamelan repertoire in 12 cities across USA and Canada Oct-Nov, 2007. Çudamani’s Odalan Bali transports the audience with its music, dance and spectacle and brings to life the vibrant world of the Balinese people.

Tour Venues

Hill Auditorium, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI
Bailey Hall, Cornell University – Ithaca, NY
Modlin Center for the Arts, University of Richmond – Richmond, VA
Skirball Center for the Performing Arts, New York University – New York, NY
Long Island University (Workshop) School of Visual & Performing Arts
Juilliard School – NYC (Workshop)
Swarthmore College – Swarthmore, PA 
The Painted Bride Arts Center – Philadelphia, PA
Maryland Hall for the Creative Arts – Annapolis, MD
Meany Hall for the Performing Arts, University of Washington – Seattle, WA
Chan Center for the Performing Arts, University of British Columbia – Vancouver, BC
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis – Davis, CA (Matinee)
Mondavi Center for the Performing Arts, UC Davis – Davis, CA (Performance)
UCLA Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA
Pomona College – Pomona, CA (Workshop)

Press

Brilliant performers, stunning cohesion… superbly coordinated… compellingly entertaining …a village awakens and our eyes open. — Los Angeles Times

Cudamani quietly rebels against the formats that traditionally shape folkloric performances …there is no doubt that the performance brought us closer to the essence of a culture than most touring or touristic performances ever can, making us question and perhaps reject the ways that non-Western or pre-Western traditions are commonly presented on our stages. — Los Angeles Times

… a window on a society where art continually enriches daily activities. — Los Angeles Times

… a complex and stunning display of Bali’s creative achievements. — Savannah Now

I realized that it (Odalan Bali) had gently gotten under my skin in haunting ways and that I was experiencing something much deeper than entertainment or cross-cultural exchange. — Dance View Times