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Internationally hailed as Bali’s most forward thinking music and dance ensemble, Çudamani is known for their exceptional creativity and superb artistry while always holding dear the classical treasures that have made Bali so renown. Nurtured and trained in the village of Pengosekan, group members are considered among Bali’s most respected and accomplished musicians and dancers. While in great demand, nevertheless, Çudamani does not perform for tourists in Bali, rather they perform  as a spiritual offering for temples and the village communities.

Under the musical direction of Dewa Putu Berata and dance direction of Bapak Nyoman Cerita and ​Emiko Saraswati Susilo this is the 20th Anniversary tour for Çudamani.  Their 24 member ensemble weave layers of intricate sound from the deep great bronze gongs to the delicate sounds of the flute. They have prepared works that are breathtakingly virtuosic, profoundly moving, works that are both new and classic.   Gamelan Çudamani is evidence of the power of collective village integrity and the intrinsic spirituality of all their efforts.

 Gamelan Cudamani 2018 Tour 

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Feb 18    Broad Stage, Santa Monica College

2pm Family Program

7pm Evening Concert

Feb 19    Pomona College (Master Class)

Feb 20-  UC  Santa Barbara Outreach

Feb 21-  UC  Santa Barbara Concert

Feb 24    UC Davis Concert

Feb 25-27 UC Davis Residency

Feb 28 – Stanford University,  Bing Concert Hall

March 3- UC Berkeley (Hertz Hall)


Arts Midwest- World Festival Tours 2013

Elyria, Ohio
Wabash, Indianna
Holland, MN
Charleston, IL                                                                                                                                                     Red Oak, IA

For photographic journal please see:

Arts Midwest- World Festival Tours 2012

Bamboo to Bronze Tour 2010

Tour Venues

UC Berkeley Cal Performances, Oct 22
UC Davis Mondavi Center, Oct 24
Chico Performances, Oct 28
UC Santa Barbara, Nov 4
Stanford Lively Arts, Nov 7
UC Riverside, Nov 9
UCLA Live Los Angeles, Nov 11
Musical Instrument Museum, Phoenix, AZ, Nov 14-16

Odalan Bali 2007- 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)

Odalan Bali 2005- Tour Venues

UCLA Royce Hall – Los Angeles, CA
Pomona College – Pomona, CA
UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA
Zellerbach, UC Berkeley, Berkeley, CA
Lucas Theater, Savannah Music Festival, Savannah, GA
Williams Center for the Arts, Easton, PA
New England Conservatory of Music, Boston, MA
Sander Theatre, World Music Institute, Cambridge, MA
the Creative Arts – Annapolis, MD
Flynn Center, Burlington, VT
Hopkins Center for the Arts, Dartmouth, Hanover, VT
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY
The Cleveland Museum of Art, Cleveland, OH                                                                                               Ohio University, Athens, OH
Ohio State University, Columbus, Oh                                                                                                            McCarter Theater, Princeton, NY
Jazz at Lincoln Center, New York, NY

Çudamani 2005- Tours

Greece-Cultural Olympiad.  Performances in Athens, Kalamata, as part of the Greece Olympics Festival

“Wayang Listrik-A-Su” Original work for shadow theater, dance and gamelan.  Featured at the Gala Performance of the Ford-Foundation-Jakarta 50th anniversary.

Çudamani 2002- Tours

Wilshire Ebell Theater, Los Angeles, CA                                                                                                        GREEK Theater, Hollywood, CA



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

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