The Dancers and Musicians of Bali
NamesNew York Public Library. Dance Division (Producer)Holub, Johannes (Videographer)Dancers and Musicians of Bali (Company) (Performer)World Music Institute (Presenter)New York Public Library. Dance Collection (Associated name)
Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image Original Documentation
Dates / OriginDate Created: 1996-03-22
Table of ContentsReel 1 (ca. 61 min.). Kapi rapa [instrumental overture] / played by the gamelan Gunung Sari de Peliatan -- Pendet / welcoming dance, derived from a religious dance of offering ; danced by Ni Luh Nyoman Suastini, Ni Luh Ketut Riawati, A.A. Putra Dewantari, and Gusti Ayu Oka -- Baris / warrior dance ; danced by I Nyoman Joni -- Oleg tambulilingan / bumblebee dance ; danced by Cok Ratih Iriani and Made Lila Arsana -- Gambang suling [instrumental work] -- Kecak / exorcist ritual dance, incorporating the Ramayana story (with the male characters of Rama and Laksmana played by women) and a monkey chant performed by male ensemble ; danced by Ni Luh Ketut Riawati (Rama), Ni Luh Nyoman Suastini (Laksmana), A.A. Putra Dewantari (Sita), Ida Bagus Karang (Rawana), Gusti Ayu Oka (Trijata), Made Lila Arsana (Hanoman). |||| Reel 2 (ca. 48 min.). Legong jobog / girls' duet, based on a story about two monkey brothers, Subali and Sugriwa ; danced by A.A. Raka Jeniari, Cok Ratih Iriani, or A.A. Sri Utari [three dancers listed on program; only two appear] -- Barong / dance-drama depicting the Calonarang story, in which the Barong, a benevolent mythical creature, contends with evil forces led by the witch Rangda ; performed by Made Lila Arsana and I Nyoman Joni (Barong) ; I Made Sudiarta (Bojog) ; A.A. Ptr. Dewantari, Gusti Ayu Oka, Ni Luh Nyoman Suastini, and Ni Luh Ketut Riawati (sisian [disciples of the witch]) ; I Made Jimat (Matah Gede [witch/widow, later transformed into Rangda]) ; I Ketut Suwetja (Penasar [king's attendant]) ; Ida Bagus Karang (Prabu [king]) ; I Made Sudiarta (Celeluk) ; I Made Sudiarta, I Nyoman Joni, I Wayan Susila, and I Made Rawi (Unying).
Library locationsJerome Robbins Dance DivisionShelf locator: *MGZIDF 2388Shelf locator: *MGZIC 9-5174 (former)
TopicsDance -- Indonesia -- Bali (Province)Pendet (Dance)Baris (Dance)Kecak (Dance drama)Legong (Dance)Rāma (Hindu deity)Barong (Dance drama)
GenresFilmed danceFilmed performances
NotesContent: Accompanied by house program.Content: Recording made possible by the cooperation of the Dancers and Musicians of Bali, the World Music Institute, and the Jerome Robbins Archive of the Recorded Moving Image of the Dance Collection of The New York Public Library.Creation/production credits: Director, Anak Agung Gede Oka Kaleran ; artistic director, Stephen LaMarca ; lighting, Jennifer Stamps.Performers: Performed by the Dancers and Musicians of Bali.Venue: Videotaped in performance at Town Hall, New York, on March 22, 1996, by Johannes Holub.Funding: Recorded with the assistance of grants from New York State Council on the Arts and the National Endowment for the Arts.Funding: Preservation of this video was supported by a grant from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission.
Physical DescriptionVideocassetteExtent: 2 videocassettes (Betacam SP) (109 min.) : sound, color ; 1/2 in.
DescriptionPerformance of traditional Balinese dance and gamelan music by performers from the village of Peliatan in South Bali.
Type of ResourceMoving image
IdentifiersRLIN/OCLC: NYPY96-F400NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12561675Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): b65b1120-8b65-0135-c218-35302b8eb38b
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