Gamelan Sekar Jaya with Larry Reed’s ShadowLight
(USA and Bali)
In Visible Light
Date and Time: Friday June 2, 8:00 PM | Saturday June 3, 2:00 PM
Duration: 60 minutes, no intermission
Location: Cowell Theater
Post-Performance Q&A with Audience: Friday June 2, 9:30 PM
Location: Cowell Lobby
General Admission: $25
Children under 18: $12.50
Discounts: Full time students with ID and Seniors, $4 off cover price
Limited early bird tickets available until March 31 from $12.50
If you miss our early bird offerings take advantage of our Festival Pass and see five shows for $70.00
Director: Larry Reed
Musical Director and Composer: I Dewa Putu Berata
Choreographer: Emiko Saraswati Susilo
Gamelan Musicians, Dancers and Vocalists: Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Shadow Theater and Visuals: ShadowLight and Gamelan Sekar Jaya
Music and Dance Performers: Performers of Gamelan Sekar Jaya
In Visible Light
A work for shadow theater, dance, voice, and Balinese gamelan that paints a story of a mythic tyrant whose arrogance poisons the rivers of knowledge, arts and culture, casting the world into chaos. Saraswati, the goddess of arts, language and learning, fights a magnificent battle to restore balance. Balinese artists Dewa Berata and Emiko Saraswati Susilo work together with Larry Reed to lead 35 performers in a collaboration that is culturally specific yet globally resonant—a work that seeks a path to heal the wounds of a fractured humanity.
Artist BioI Dewa Putu Berata is a musician, composer, dancer, and visual artist from Pengosekan, Bali, Indonesia known for his vibrant leadership both onstage and off, and his ability to seamlessly bring together music, dance and visual design. He is the Founding Director of Çudamani, one of Bali’s most vibrant performing ensembles. He has led numerous international tours, including appearances at The Cultural Olypiade (Greece), The Tong Tong Festival (Holland), EXPO (Japan), Gedung Kesenian (Jakarta), Lincoln Center (New York), the World Festival of Sacred Music (Los Angeles), and The Juilliard School.
Emiko Saraswati Susilo is a choreographer, dancer, and vocalist known for her dynamic and soulful performance and for choreography that delves into questions of the contemporary world through work that is at once innovative and yet deeply rooted in tradition. Active in Balinese and Javanese performance for well over three decades, she began playing gamelan as a child and studied Balinese and Javanese dance under Ni Made Wiratini and the late master KRT Sasmintadipura. She has taught Balinese dance since 1992 and is the Associate Director of Çudamani in Bali and the Director of Gamelan Sekar Jaya in the Bay Area.
Larry Reed is an internationally recognized theatre director and is one of the few American shadow masters of traditional Balinese Wayang Kulit. The Founder/Artistic Director of ShadowLight Productions,Reedhas pioneered contemporary shadow theater by integratingtraditional shadow theatre techniques with film, modern theatre and dance styles. Truly a multidisciplinary artist, Reed has also written, directed and produced films in the US and Mexico. Shadow Master (1979) has been shown on the PBS and Discovery Channels. Reed has garnered numerous awards and honors, and was named one of Top 50 Artists in the SF Bay Area by Metropolitan Magazine in 1995 and 1996.