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In conjunction with a visit from Hamengkubuwono X, the Sultan of Yogyakarta in Indonesia, Asia Society hosts a performance by the court dancers and musicians of Yogyakarta.
The Keraton of Yogyakarta brings a rare performance of two classical Javanese dance forms performed by some of the finest dancers from Java: the Wayang Topeng, a masked dance for two dancers and the exquisite sacred Bedhoyo, performed by nine female dancers who symbolically balance the universe through the patterns created with the dance. The live Javanese gamelan will feature the musicians from the Court of Yogyakarta joined by members of Gamelan Kusuma Laras.
Download the program notes here.
Co-presented with Yale University, Wesleyan University, and the American Indonesian Cultural and Educational Foundation.
This program is part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia.
Major support for performances at Asia Society is provided by the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation, Helen and Will Little, the Fan Fox and Leslie R. Samuels Foundation, Inc. and the New York State Council on the Arts.