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.

Sumunar at the State Fair

Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance Ensemble will have six performances at the Minnesota State Fair this year! Join us on Monday or Tuesday, August 30 and 31. Performances will be at the International Bazaar State, located in the southeast corner of the fairgrounds, starting at 10:45, 12:00, and 1:15 on each day. We are looking forward to seeing you at the fair!

Sumunar at Como Lakeside Pavilion, June 19

Join Sumunar Indonesian Music and Dance Ensemble for a performance on Saturday, June 19, 2021, at the Como Lakeside Pavilion (1360 Lexington Parkway N, St. Paul). The performance begins at 1:00 p.m. and is free (though donations will be gladly accepted). We hope to see you at this first performance following the long pandemic break!

KLENENGAN: Gamelan Music for Contemplation, December, 2019

Experience the relaxing, rich textures of gamelan music in an evening of longer, meditative pieces for Javanese gamelan.

The Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble, directed by Joko Sutrisno, will play traditional Javanese gendhing in an open, informal house concert.
All are welcome. Come when you can and stay as long as you like. Bring your favorite pillow or your favorite book. Tea will be served.

KlenenganSunday, December 15, 2019, 5-9 p.m.
Sumunar Studio
512 North Prior Avenue, St. Paul 55104

Free admission – contributions gratefully accepted.

Invitation to Indonesia: A Sharing of Music and Dance, June, 2019


Invitation to Indonesia: A Sharing of Music and Dance

Sunday, June 9, 3 p.m.
Como Park Pavilion
1199 Midway Parkway
Saint Paul, Minnesota

Free family event by Como Lake in St. Paul!

Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensemble
Music Director: Joko Sutrisno
Dance Director: Tri Sutrisno

Traditional gamelan music of Java, Indonesia, including traditional and contemporary dances.

The concert will be immediately followed by a free gamelan workshop from 4:30 – 5:15 p.m.

Endang Nawangsih: Thirst for Water + Javanese Classics

October 18-20, 2018
Southern Theater
1420 Washington Avenue South Minneapolis

Join us for two exceptional programs of Indonesian music and dance!

Sumunar and the Southern Theater proudly present the premiere of Endang Nawangsih: Thirst for Water, featuring guest dancers Wisnu Wicaksono and Baghawan Ciptoning. Follow the story of a young woman, Endang Nawangsih, as she persuades a prince to help her in her quest to secure fresh water for her village. Endang Nawangsih questions her own motives as the prince wages battle with an ogre on her behalf. Featuring choreography by Tri Sutrisno and music by Joko Sutrisno. The program also includes contemporary and traditional dances from Indonesia, performed by the Sumunar Dance Ensemble, joined by the guest artists. The Sumunar Gamelan Ensemble, with distinguished guest musicians, provides live gamelan music.
Thursday-Friday, October 18-19, 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, October 20, 2 p.m.

An unprecedented gamelan and dance performance! Our Saturday evening show, Javanese Classics, showcases our guest musicians, four of the world’s most respected contemporary Javanese gamelan musicians: I.M. Harjito, Midiyanto, Djoko Walujo, and Darsono Hadiraharjo, in an evening of Javanese classical music and dance. Experience world-class artistry in a program featuring the meditative long-form gendhing, which will highlight the skills of our visiting musicians. This program will also feature classical dances, including the elegant court gambyong dance and the masked topeng dance, with distinguished guest dancers Wisnu Wicaksono and Tri Kumara as the epic character Klono and his impish antagonist. Never before has such an illustrious group of gamelan musicians been gathered on a Twin Cities stage. This is one concert not to miss!
Saturday, October 20, 7:30 p.m.

Tickets
General admission: $20 in advance, $24 at the door
Students and seniors 65+: $12
ARTshare members: Free
Saturday matinee: Pay what you can
Reserve online

Don’t miss: free dance workshop led by Wisnu Wicaksono Tuesday, October 16, 5:30-7 p.m.

These activities are made possible by the voters of Minnesota through grants from the Minnesota State Arts Board and the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.

 

Spring Concert: Sumunar and University of St. Thomas Gamelan Ensemble

Indonesian Music and Dance Performance

Presented by the Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensembles
with the University of St. Thomas Gamelan Ensemble

Free admission! Open to all!

Saturday, May 5, 7:00 PM
Baumgartner Auditorium
Brady Educational Center
University of St. Thomas
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul

Click here for a map. Parking is available at the Anderson Parking Facility at the corner of Grand and Cretin Avenues.

Indonesian Music and Dance concert

Join us for a FREE Program of Indonesian Music and Dance

Presented by the Sumunar Gamelan and Dance Ensemble

Featuring guest dance artists
Wahyu Santoso Prabowo • Maharani Luthvinda Dewi • Tri Kumara

And introducing the St. Thomas Gamelan Ensemble

Wednesday, April 12, 2017, 7:30 PM
Baumgartner Auditorium
Brady Educational Center
St. Thomas University
2115 Summit Ave, St. Paul

Click here for a map. Parking is available at the Anderson Parking Facility at the corner of Grand and Cretin Avenues.

This concert is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Metropolitan Regional Arts Council, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund. Additional support from the Asian Pacific Endowment of the St. Paul Foundation.