The U-M Gamelan Ensemble, along 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 present
From the Palace to the Tent:
A Concert of Classic and Popular Gamelan Music and Dance Traditions of Java
Monday, March 26
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.
Co-sponsored by the Residential College, Center for World Performance Studies, and the School of Music, Theatre & Dance