Winter Wayang 2014

Winter Wayang was a mini-festival of Javanese shadow puppetry to celebrate Jack Body’s 70th year and 40 years of gamelan in New Zealand.

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2013 Tour to Indonesia

Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya toured Indonesia presenting new works by Gareth Farr, Briar Prastiti, Jason Erskine, Anton Killin, Jack Hooker, Tristan Carter, Megan Collins and Annika Naschitski.

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WOMAD 2012

Gamelan performers from Wellington had a strong presence at WOMAD 2012 in New Plymouth with three shows presenting music from Java, Bali and Sumatra.

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Gong Crazy! 2009

Gamelan Padhang Moncar (Java) and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya ( Bali ) presented a programme selected by Jack Body to celebrate his 30 years of teaching at Victoria University/NZSchool of Music.

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Didik Nini Thowok

Celebrated transgender dancer, Didik Nini Thowok, performed with us twice in New Zealand: in 2008 as part of the 10th anniversary of Te Papa and in 2004 in ‘A Night to Remember’, as well as in the 2007 Yoygakarta Gamelan Festival.

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The Seven Ages of Man, 2008

Acclaimed master of Balinese masked dance, I NYOMAN SUKERTA combined with local artists to reinterpret Shakespeare’s famous text in this cross-cultural multi-media music-theatre.

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12th Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, 2007

In July 2007, Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya travelled to Yogyakarta, Java to perform a full programme of brand new works by New Zealand composers for gamelan.

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Vita Brevis, 2005

A compelling Inter-Cultural Meditation on Life’s Brevity for Voices, Gamelan & Dance to remember those who died before their time, particularly the victims of the 2004 Asian tsunami.

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Waldjinah at the Jazz Festival, 2003

In October 2003, Gamelan Padhang Moncar collaborated with the Indonesian Kroncong diva,Waldjinah, and her kroncong ensemble to present an evening of gamelan and jazz.

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Indonesia Tour 1993/94

Our first group tour to Indonesia was from December 1993 to January 1994 when the Gamelan Padhang Moncar spent six weeks in Java and Bali.

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