Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance


Come enjoy a unique performance on Friday April 27 at 3p.m. at the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art: Javanese Gamelan Music by Arcinda, the Arts and Culture of Indonesia.ARCINDA (The Arts and Culture of Indonesia), is a non-profit based in Fort Collins/Loveland that produces Javanese Gamelan performances. Gamelan is one of Indonesian cultural highlight: Gamelan orchestras are used as part of teaching the world music classes in most of the universities in Colorado and some Universities in America. This makes gamelan considered as part of American cultural heritage.

This Javanese Gamelan Music concert presents guest artists in residence: Joko Sutrisno, Javanese Gamelan master from Minnesota State University. He also teaches gamelan in several Universities in America; Baghawan Ciptoning, Javanese dancer and choreographer from Indonesia who now lives in Los Angeles, graduated from Indonesian Institute of Arts; Nurlina Syahrir, Javanese dancer and professor from Indonesia, graduated from Indonesian Institute of Arts.


THEME: Classic to Contemporary – Javanese Gamelan Music and Dance

Classic: Maintaining traditional pieces of gamelan music and dance, from Javanese Palace culture. In the past, Javanese Palace culture was considered sacred, and only being performed within the Javanese Palace Community.  Now, there was opportunity to be expanded into foreign countries. So public can enjoy cultural life without traveling far away to the country of origin.

Contemporary: The beauty of the traditional music won’t be easily recognized by modern musicians until it is brought in harmony and in tune with modern music. ARCINDA is the first Javanese gamelan in Colorado, may be the only few groups in USA (among hundreds of gamelan group in USA) who is capable to perform unique collaboration music between gamelan and modern music. By performing “Classic to Contemporary” theme, the audiences can experience the difference.

This event is partially sponsored by “Fort Fund” from City of Fort Collins; and Indonesian Consulate Los Angeles.

Disclaimer: This event is produced by an outside organization and is unaffiliated with the Downtown Business Association. The DBA website serves as a marketing outlet for events and promotions occurring inside the Downtown boundary. For questions regarding the event, please contact the event producer.