The Many Faces of Tradition
Friday April 26, 8pm
Sundin Music Hall, Hamline University
1531 Hewitt Avenue, St. Paul, MN 55104
General admission $12, Students $8, Hamline faculty, staff, and students $5
for more information: Sundin Music Hall Box Office, 651-523-2459
Featuring performances by dynamic guest dancer Baghawan Ciptoning.
7:15 pm Pre-concert talk “How to Listen to Gamelan Music”
A dancer and choreographer from Surakarta, Java, Baghawan Ciptoning has trained extensively with some of Indonesia’s finest artists. He graduated from ISI Surakarta (Indonesian Institute of Arts) and continues to serve on its faculty. He has toured his work extensively, performing in India, Japan, Thailand, Finland, Malaysia, and the USA. He draws inspiration and technique from ceremonial Javanese court dance and richly layers it with imagination and an intimate knowledge of martial arts. In 2006 he received the Best Dance on Screen Award for his production and choreography of “Tamansari.” Since 2008 he has been a staff member at the Indonesian Consulate General in Los Angeles, working in information, social and cultural affairs.