Solo weekend arts/music opportunity

Puspawarna

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28-29-30 April/1 May 2017
Spend a 3-Day Weekend in Solo, Central Java!
choose a focus for the weekend, between:
Intense Gamelan Study and Performance 3-Day Weekend
or
General Arts Tour 3-Day Weekend

Participants will study how to play the Javanese gamelan from the very beginning—absolutely no
previous experience necessary! Lessons can be provided in either English or Indonesian.

If you have experience, the lessons can be made equally
challenging for your level.You will have four intense practice sessions:

1. Friday evening, 28 April, 19:00–21:00
2. Saturday late morning, 29 April, 11:00–14:00
3. Saturday evening, 29 April, 19:00–22:00
4. Sunday late morning, 30 April, 11:00–13:00

and then:
  • Perform what you learned in public, at the home of Ki Purbo Asmoro, Sunday 30 April,
  • 20:00-20:30, before the Solonese community
  • Watch an all-night wayang by Ki Purbo Asmoro, 30 April, English translation, 21:00—until
  • finished or until you’re tired
  • Visit one cottage industry: batik, gamelan OR wayang-figure
  • This group could gather again to perform at the final staff meeting in the PIE Theater in June!

General Arts Tour 3-Day Weekend
Participants will:
  • Visit a batik factory and go batik shopping
  • Visit a gamelan factory
  • Visit a wayang-figure studio and have the opportunity to purchase wayang
  • Have ONE beginning lesson on a full gamelan
  • Watch all-night wayang by Ki Purbo Asmoro, 30 April, English translation

COST: both tour packages include:
  • Roundtrip airfare, Jakarta to Solo on Fri 28 April and Solo to Jakarta on 1 May
  • Accomodation on Fri-Sat-and Sun nights at Rumah Turi in Solo
  • Group transport in Solo to all destinations
  • Meals throughout the weekend at traditional, classic Solo spots around town
  • All lessons and tour guides’ fees
  • English translation for the all-night wayang
  • A copy of the video documentation of the all-night wayang and gamelan
  • performance
PER PERSON for either tour choice:
Rp. 9,400,000 for a single, Rp. 9,000,000 for each person in a couple
Contact: Kitsie Emerson ([email protected]), 08128570661, by 1 March.

This event is also published on Expat Indo website.
 
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(In case anyone is wondering, I'm posting this for my friend Kitsie - she and her professional musician associates are the instructors, not me. In fact I hope to attend and pick her brains on a few concepts I am having trouble mastering.)
 

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Enjoy the study and performance excursion and please share a post event report including pictures. I like Solo. Our visits found the place pretty laidback and friendly. Not a suspicious of foreigners, hot bed of radical Islamic fundamentalism as seems to be implied in press reports from time to time.
 

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Wow, sounds like a top-notch cultural idea....wish I could go!

If there are pictures of the event(s), please share them here!
 

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