I Nyoman Sedana, together with friends and family, will present an evening of Balinese music and dance that includes traditional wayang shadow puppetry, martial dances, dances depicting birds and telling stories drawn from traditional myth, religion, morality, and ritual forms.
I Nyoman Sedana is a Professor at Institut Seni Indonesia (Indonesian Institute of the Arts) in Denpasar. He comes from a traditional family of dancers in Gianyar and graduated from the high school (KOKAR) and college (ASTI) of Performing Arts before joining the faculty at ISI. His wayang (shadow theatre) teachers include I Nyoman Sumandhi and Dalang Sidja. He received at MA from Brown University and a PhD from Univ. of Georgia. His research in puppet traditions of Asia has been supported by Asian Cultural Council, Asia Fellow award of the Ford Foundation, IIAS in Leiden, National University of Singapore and other institutions. He is co-author of Performance in Bali (with Leon Rubin) and currently a visiting artist at Butler University in Indiana.
Ni Wayan Seniasih is a noted dancer and was chosen from among her peers to dance the important Oleg Tambulilingan (Bumble Bee Dance, 1952) first created by I Ketut Mario the noted dance master of the last generation. She has danced this and other classical dances all over Bali and internationally with performances in Eureope, India, Thailand, and the US. She has taught Balinese dance to international students in Bali and the US.
Made Georgiana Triwinadi (age 14) and Atheny Dewi (age 5) have been trained by their parents (I Nyoman Sedana and Ni Wayan Seniasih) in Balinese arts from early childhood. They perform at temple festivals with the children's performing group from their village have participated in special events in Bali and internationally, most recently at the Indianapolis Museum of Art.