Balinese Dance Workshop
Whether you have been to Bali or not, you will be mesmerized by the Balinese dance – a very primordial dance tradition that is a part of the religious and artistic expression among the Balinese people. Come and join us at our 3-week sessions of Balinese Dance Workshop this spring to learn the dance basics with our skilled instructor and take pride in your first Balinese dance steps. In this workshop, you will learn one of the most famous Balinese dances called the Puspa Wresti Dance.
Designed for beginners, age 15 and older, our instructor will explain the meaning(s) behind the delicate yet striking individual postures and gestures that forms the basics of Balinese dance. You will learn how to dance with the integrated body movements, using your fingers, hands, head, eyes and facial gestures, that make the Balinese dance so unique and beautiful. Such a wonderful way to learn about the richness of Bali-Hindu and Indonesian cultures while enjoying a bit of exercise.
We will provide the sash and the sarong for you. So let’s have fun dancing with us in the 1 ½ hour workshop, every Saturday at 1pm - 2.30pm on March 9-23, 2019!
About the Puspa Wresti Dance
Puspa (flower) Wresti (rain) dance is inspired by the celebration of the Gods' descent to earth. It is traditionally danced by men and women to welcome and show respect to the visitors coming to their village.
As a Goodwill Ambassador of Republic of Indonesia and a native Balinese, I Made Subagiarta (Arta) is passionate in sharing Indonesian culture with the world through traditional Balinese dances. He recently performed Baris Dance at the 2018 New England Indonesian Festival in Copley Square, Boston where thousands of visitors attended the event. Other than studying full time as a graduate student at Harvard Medical School, Arta enjoys dreaming up new stories in his spare time.