EWC Introduces Wyoming Gamelan
October 25, 2004
(Torrington, WY) Balinese music and dance will fill the Eastern Wyoming College Auditorium on Saturday, November 13, 2004 at 7:00 pm as dancers from Bali, Indonesia entertain.
The Balinese performers came on behalf of the Wyoming Gamelan, a group founded by UW Professor Rod Garnett, who teaches world music. A Gamelan is an Indonesian orchestra consisting of tuned gongs, chimes, percussion and stringed instruments.
The Laramie based Gamelan is called Chandra Wyoga, which means "meditation on the full moon." Gamelan is an artistic performance that involves traditional music and dances originating in Bali, an Indonesian island renowned not only for its natural beauty but also for its cultural richness.
When the Gamelan artistic tradition started in Indonesia centuries ago, it was a way to connect art and religious devotion in Hindu ceremonies.
This is a cultural experience not to be missed, for tickets please call the Community Education office at 307.532.8323.