2017 Topeng Dances

Langen Suka is currently preparing two masked dances for performance in early 2017. Gunungsari and Klana Topeng, both dances featuring characters from the Panji cycle of stories, are well-loved in Java and are performed in a variety of styles and versions. The two dances complement each other, the first epitomising the grace and playfulness of the refined male style while the second impresses through the power and athleticism of the strong male style. We will also collaborate with Suara Indonesia Dance Group again to present the full version of Gambyong Pareanom.

It is expected that these dances will form part of a joint concert with the UNSW Balinese Gamelan Ensemble, Suwitra Jaya.