In person at the museum.
Experience a precisely honed unity between movement and music in a live demonstration of Balinese dance.
Sunday, May 14, 1 PM and 2:30 PM
Thursday, May 25, 6 PM and 7 PM
In May, local dancer I Madé Moja leads the Dance Dialogues experience with demonstrations of Balinese dance. Encompassing a wide range of styles and forms, Balinese dance and music are seen as inseparable: details of music and dance are tightly coordinated, and an ideal of perfect unity is sought in every gesture, expression, phrase, and rhythmic change.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
I Madé Moja comes from Batuan, a village in Bali known for its classical music, dance, fine woodcarving, and unique painting style. Moja’s father, renowned painter I Madé Budi, passed on the ink and watercolor technique of Batuan to his son, who has taken it in new directions. Moja‘s work has been shown internationally and featured in numerous books detailing the art and culture of Bali. In addition to teaching and experimenting with new themes in his painting, he is a primary dancer with Gamelan Sekar Jaya, an acclaimed Balinese orchestra and dance group.
ABOUT DANCE DIALOGUES
Dance Dialogues pop-ups will be offered in May (Balinese), June (Jazz), and the second Sunday in July (Cambodian).
Photo credit: Abbas Razzaghpanah
General support for education is provided by the Dhanam Foundation; The William K. Bowes, Jr. Foundation Education and Research Fund; James C. Hormel and Michael P. Nguyen; The Morrison & Foerster Foundation; Dodge & Cox; and The Joseph & Mercedes McMicking Foundation. Support is also provided by an endowment established by The Hearst Foundations.