Swarthmore’s classical Indonesian percussion orchestra (Gamelan Semara Santi) is looking for new student dancers this year! No prior experience with Balinese dance is assumed, but students should have some prior dance training. We’ve got some unusual stuff in the works! We will be performing Kecak – the so-called Balinese ‘Monkey Chant’. This is a performance genre in which musicians accompany the dancers by chanting interlocking rhythms. We will also perform a traditional Balinese greeting dance and the dancers will be accompanied by the usual orchestral percussion.
Balinese dance is taught by Latifah lsegaf and I Nyoman Suadin.
The commitment is:
Sunday October 27th, 2-5 PM, Boyer Studio
Sunday November 10th, 2-5 PM, Boyer Studio
Sunday November 24th, 2-5 PM, Boyer Studio
with a final Fall Concert: Sunday December 8th: 10 AM rehearsal; concert at 3 PM
If you are interested in participating please email Tom Whitman in the Music and Dance Department at twhitma1.