A talented group of 8 musicians and 6 dancers from the Pantai Budaya Pusaka Arta Balinese performing arts group will tour 3 countries in Europe for one month from October 10 – November 8, 2005.
Scheduled to perform in Italy, Spain and Austria - the group will be led by legendary Balinese choreographer and dance master I Made Djimat, with dancers and musicians performing solo and ensemble presentation of the Balinese classical dance repertoire, including the Topeng Pajegan, Baris, Jauk, Taruna Jaya, Legong Kraton and Baris.
Born to one of Bali's most distinguished families of artists, I Made Djimat learned his craft from his father I Nyoman Reneh - a famous dancer, painter and sculptor. Winning his first dance competition at the tender age of 5 years, by the time he was only 24 years of age had founded his own dance and musical group Pantai Pusaka Budaya. He has performed before audiences in Europe, Asia, U.S.A., Brazil and Mexico.
I Made Djimat, serving as Artistic Director for the coming European tour, will also perform the Topeng Pajegan and Baris dances.
Like Father, Like Son
Also joining the coming tour to Europe will be Djimat's Son, I Nyoman Budi Artha who, like his father, was virtually born to the stage performing in public for the first time at the age of 3. Now a young man with a family of his own, he has won numerous national dance competitions and performed around the world. Acting as Managing Director for the coming tour to Italy, Austria and Spain, I Nyoman Budi Artha will also be performing the classic Jauk and Baris dances.
The Group's European Tour is being managed by Anmaro Asia Arts headquartered in Amsterdam. Follow the e-mail link for performance dates and remaining availability for workshops and dance performances.
[Pantai Budaya Pustaka Arta Web Site]
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