Gamelan and Dance Workshops – Free – Saturday, September 18

Experience for yourself the excitement and fun of Javanese gamelan or dance in this ‘hands-on’ workshop. Even if you have never played a musical instrument before or had any formal dance training, by the end of the workshop, you will find yourself playing or dancing with other participants.

The workshops will be held Saturday, September 18th, in the Sumunar Studio (512 North Prior Avenue, St. Paul). The dance workshop runs from 1:00 to 2:00, followed by the gamelan workshop from 2:15 to 3:45. Come to one, or the other, or both!

Suitable for adults and children age 6 and older. No previous experience necessary.

To better plan for the workshop, please register using this link.


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In Indonesia, the word sumunar means a glowing, brilliant light–one that is radiant and beautiful, and one that illuminates and warms the soul.

Dedicated to teaching, performing and sharing the arts and culture of Indonesia, Sumunar invites you to be a part of the luminous light.

Whether you’re enjoying a concert, taking a gamelan or dance class, or learning more about Indonesia, our goal is to share the rich sounds, stories and traditions of Indonesia with you in an open and relaxed environment. Sumunar is among the Twin Cities’ cultural treasures that can be enjoyed by all ages.

Check out Sumunar’s newest resource, a series of instructional videos of gamelan instruments, played by master musicians.