Wednesday, June 2, 2010

GEMPITA GIANYAR Festival is Back to Ubud

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After a successful event in 2007 and 2008, this year GEMPITA GIANYAR will be held again in Ubud on 2-3 July 2010. In its third year, GEMPITA GIANYAR is held also in appreciation of Ubud’s recent achievement after it had been named as The Best City in Asia by Conde Nast pubication in the U.S. This important momentum sets a landmark for Ubud and Gianyar, which brought Sekar Saji Nusantara and the Regional Government of Gianyar to offer much exciting art and cultural showcase at this year’s GEMPITA GIANYAR.

Set to be Ubud’s annual festival of art, culture and fashion, GEMPITA GIANYAR 2010 will present a number of highlight events, as follows:

An exotic, Balinese cultural show “Tri Hita Karana”, which means a relations between humans and God, nature and other humans. To be performed on an open-air stage in Astina Ubud, “Tri Hita Karana” will present Dewa Budjana as the music director, teen singer Gita Gutawa, dancer Ayu Laksmi, along with two internationally-acclaimed Balinese dance maestros Ketut Rina and Oka Dalam. More than 150 Balinese performers will participate in the show. “Tri Hita Karana” will be held on 2 July 2010 at 21:00 WITA.

”Ubud Street Bash”, a never-before carnival of Balinese traditional dance, music and fashion in the main street of Ubud. Over 1,000 people will participate in the parade, including 7 Balinese traditional dance and musical groups from 7 sub-districts in Gianyar and a Balinese Tenun fashion parade showcasing Tenun masterpieces by 25 designers. The designers participating at the fashion parade are Chossy Latu, Denny Wirawan, Deden Siswanto, Ivan Gunawan, Era Soekamto, Barli Asmara, Syahreza Muslim, Ali Charisma, Ari Seputra, Ade Sagi, Danny Satriadi, Oscar Lawalata, Angelica Wu, Dina Midiani, Dwi Iskandar, Enny Ming, Lenny Agustin, Malik Moestam, Monika Weber, Yenli Wijaya, Oka Diputra, Putu Aliki, Sofie, Tude Togog, Tjok Abi, Taruna K Kusmayadi and Thomas Sigar. “Ubud Street Bash”will be held on 3 July 2010 at 16:00 WITA, and will start from Puri Ubud and finish at Astina Ubud.

”Peliatan Royal Heritage Dinner” is a dinner program for special guests of GEMPITA GIANYAR 2010. Presented in an authentic Balinese traditional setting, “Peliatan Royal Heritage Dinner” is a tribute to the preservation of Gianyar’s royal heritage, providing an experience of Balinese traditional cuisine and recipes. To be held at Puri Peliatan, ”Peliatan Royal Heritage Dinner” will be hosted by the royal court of Gianyar and will as well mark the closing of GEMPITA GIANYAR 2010.

As part of GEMPIT GIANYAR’s commitment to involving the young generation in the cultural preservation initiative, “Youth Art Camp” will be held to involve students between 15-18 years of age in a 5-day summer art camp. Throughout the course of the camp, the teen participants will stay in Ubud and learn about Balinese art, culture and tradition, and will perform in “Tri Hita Karana”. “Youth Art Camp” will take place from 30 June to 4 July 2010.

We are inviting medias to be part and witnessing the tremendous creativity of Balinese Culture. For further information, and inquires for articles and interview sessions with Yayasan Sekar Saji Nusantara – charity dedicated to the culture heritage preservation, and all talents of Gempita Gianyar 2010, please contact: Arief Senoaji (081916638755) Media Contact Bali; Bayu Rahanatha (081916515455) Media Contact Bali.

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