Loco and Tom Rigney's "From Tabasco to Salsa" (on August 25), and Balinese dance and music with Gamelan Sekar Jaya
(on September 22).
This entrancing film has been lovingly restored by the UCLA Film and Television Archive, which also commissioned a score performed by members of Gamelan Sekar Jaya
and the Club Foot Orchestra.
In early October, Reed, along with members of the musical group Gamelan Sekar Jaya
, performed the show outdoors in San Francisco.
His recent activities are indicative of this vitality: during the year 2000, he composed and brought to performance four compositions with the Northern California-based Gamelan Sekar Jaya (two of which call for gamelan angklung), two compositions with the newly formed Gamelan Kembang Atangi at Loyola Marymount University in Los Angeles, and Sosok ("Magical Brewing"), created in collaboration with the Javanese dancer-choreographer Eko Suprianto.
In the United States, he has served five residencies as guest artistic director for Gamelan Sekar Jaya from 1994-2001.
Berata (who had, by this time, returned to the United States for a short residency with Gamelan Sekar Jaya), I seized with enthusiasm upon his idea of recording early rehearsals.
JONES/ARNIE ZANE DANCE, DANCEBRAZIL, DONNA UCHIZONO, EIKO & KOMA, FORCES OF NATURE, FUGATE/BAHIRI NY, GAMELAN SEKAR JAYA
, GIOVANNI LUQUINI DANCES, LIMON DANCE COMPANY, LINGO DANCETHEATER, NRITYAGRAM DANCE ENSEMBLE, ODC/SAN FRANCISCO, ROBERT MOSES' KIN, ROSANNA GAMSON/WORLD WIDE, SARAH MICHELSON, STEPHEN PETRONIO, TOGETHER HIGHER (LE VU LONG), and VINCENT MANTSOE
Enjoy high-stepping from the Murphy Irish Dancers and live music with the Balinese Gamelan Sekar Jaya
and San Francisco Taiko Dojo on subsequent programs.
Despite a strong opening by one of EDF's veteran groups, Gamelan Sekar Jaya
, in an exquisite Legong (a classic Balinese dance) based on the movements of a crane, and an equally impressive closer by 17-year-old Shanyin Amy Chang in a comedic sword dance, too many of the second weekend's programs sagged.
Chitresh Das Dance Company & Gamelan Sekar Jaya Collaboration, May 19-21, Cowell Theater, Ft.
Chitresh Das Dance Company & Gamelan Sekar Jaya Collaboration, May 14, Marin Veterans Memorial Auditorium, Ave.