Winter Wayang 2014

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

2013 Tour to Indonesia

Our fourth tour to Indonesia and 3rd appearance at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival. Gamelan Padhang Moncar and Gamelan Taniwha Jaya presented new works by Gareth Farr, Briar Prastiti and others in a busy programme of concerts in Java and Bali.

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WOMAD 2012

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

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

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

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

12th Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival, 2007

Our third tour to Indonesia and second appearance at the Yogyakarta Gamelan Festival (this time including our Balinese gamelan for the first time), presenting a full programme of brand new works by New Zealand composers for gamelan.

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Vita Brevis, 2005

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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Indonesia Tour 1993/94

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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