Odalan Bali: An Offering of Music & Dance
Sunday, November 18, 2007“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
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
UCLA Royce Hall
Considered a leading creative force in its native Bali, the gamelan ensemble Cudamani (pronounced Su-DA-mani) creates emotional and energetic works that transport audiences into a vibrant world inspired by Bali’s timeless cycles of ceremony and ritual. Following its successful 2005 U.S. tour, this acclaimed troupe of musicians and dancers returns in this exquisite synthesis of music, dance, spectacle and soundscape that vibrantly captures the exhilarating splendor of the Balinese temple festival. From the clamor of villagers working at dawn to the calm of prayer and worship, and from the meditative resonance of voice and flute to virtuosic dances, the work traces the life of a ceremony and speaks to the enduring strength of Balinese culture.
Cost: $42, 30, 22 (15 UCLA Students)
Sponsor(s): UCLA Live