Preview Premiere and Reception: Gamelan Dharma Swara

Tuesday, May 21

Gamelan Dharma Swara is proud to present at Chautauqua the Preview World Premiere of a new Dharma Swara commission, co-created by Artist-in-Residence Gusti Komin and longtime dance teacher and choreographer Shoko Yamamuro. The traditional welcome piece to open a performance or event is reimagined. Works of this genre — typically in the female style — often focus on notions of reception and invitation alongside purification and blessing; however, this exploratory work will also consider the group’s identity as New Yorkers performing Balinese arts via the lens of expatriate artists.

Following the preview premiere, mingle with fellow attendees and performers at the Strohl Art Center for a reception. Enjoy an assortment of hearty hors d’oeuvres and refreshments available for purchase.

Gamelan Dharma Swara performing

Performance Only Pricing: Preview Premiere Only Gamelan Dharma Swara

Tuesday, May 21 • Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall
4–5 p.m.
Purchase tickets online or at the door

$25 per person

The Evening’s Itinerary

The Evening’s Itinerary

  • 4 p.m.: Preview Performance (Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall)
  • 5 p.m.: Audience Meet & Greet and Instrument Demo (Elizabeth S. Lenna Hall)
  • 5:30 p.m.: Reception for paid ticket holders (Strohl Art Center)


Hors d’oeuvres Menu

Hors d’oeuvres Menu

Artisanal Imported & Domestic Cheese Display

Crispy Avocado Wedge topped with Spicy Crab Salad

Garlic Butter Seared Steak Tip with Blistered Tomato & Roasted Pearl Onion Skewer

Whipped Goat Cheese with Balsamic Strawberry Salsa on Crostini

Smoked Salmon Cucumber Slice with Curry Dill Aioli

About Gamelan Dharma Swara

Gamelan Dharma Swara — “a duty of perpetuating sound” — is one of the United States’ leading Balinese music and dance ensembles. From their beginnings at the Indonesian Consulate of New York to the present day, they have been captivating audiences with raucous performances for over 33 years and counting. The group performs a spellbinding blend of iconic traditional pieces paired with bold, contemporary compositions, spanning some 500 years. It has been called “thrilling, mesmerizing and powerful” (New York Times) and “sublime, receiving perhaps the weekend’s most rapturous response” (The New Yorker).