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Balinese Dance

Step into the World of Spirits

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Sari takes the audience from Sekala (the physical world) to Niskala (the spiritual world) through Balinese temple dance, masks, and interactive talk about the unique cosmology upheld by Balinese people.

45 minutes

Performance Videos

Asian Sacred  Dance Performance

(currently no Japanese dance performance)

Balinese Dance Workshop

The San Miguel audience thoroughly enjoyed Surapsari's presentation that filled the space with the vibrancy that only performance of this quality could, leaving the audience with a fulfilling experience. We received nothing but wonderful comments from the audience. We highly recommend her work as an artist."


- Julieta Lucia Moreno Vega

Biblioteca Publica

San Miguel de Allende, Mexico

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To experience the artistry of Surapsari is to become intrigued by the mystical and magical culture of Bali along with the performer who has dedicated herself to illuminating this world."


- Amy Swan, West Hawaii Today
 

Surapsari the Dancer

Surapsari ("Sari") was born and grew up in Japan and lived in Bali over a period of 15 years. She mastered a wide range of Balinese dance in male and female forms and three regional styles. She received training from internationally acclaimed Balinese dancers such as I Made Jimat, Ni Wayan Sekariani, and I Dewa Nyoman Irawan. Her extensive Balinese dance repertoire includes Gambuh (the 500-year-old dance theatre), Joged Pingitan (the near-extinct solo dance-drama), classical court dances, and ancient mask dances. Sari was a founder and director of the Purnama Sari Balinese Performing Arts Company from 2000 to 2016. Florida recognized Purnama Sari as one of the finest performing art companies and included it in the prestigious Florida State Touring Roster. Sari has been performing, teaching, and lecturing internationally for 20 years.

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Past Performance Venues

East Hawaii Cultural Center, Hilo, HI
Shala Center, Chungju, South Korea
Santa Ana Theatre, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
The Player's Theatre, Sarasota, FL
Texas State University, San Marcos, TX
Katharine Cornell Theater, Vineyard Haven, MA
Namaste Festival, Tokyo, Japan
Anand Ashram, Bali, Indonesia
Opera House, Sarasota, FL
Santa Fe Soul, Santa Fe, NM  
Volcano Arts Center, Volcano, HI   
The Source, Albuquerque, NM     
Northampton Center for the Arts, Northampton, MA   

Rama Foundation, Taos, NM      
North Charleston Arts Festival, North Charleston, SC
Tablao de Paulette, San Juan, Puerto Rico
El Sindicato, San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
Dance Complex, Cambridge, MA
Lichtenstein Museum, Pittsfield, MA
South Florida Museum, Bradenton, FL
Mahalo Art Center, West Brattleboro, VT
Center for the Arts, Bonita Springs, FL
Anderson Japanese Gardens, Rockford, IL
Japan Festival, Houston, TX  

 

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