Spirithouse Import Gallery and Gamelan Sekar Jaya

Spirithouse Import Gallery, a peak into the exotic lands of Southeast Asia.  They offer a wide variety of crafts, jewelry, clothing and home decor.  You may even forget that you’re in the heart of historic Nevada City as your browse through the items from Thailand, Vietnam, Laos and Bali.  And if you’re looking to enjoy some culture from that part of the world check out the latest event at the North Columbia Schoolhouse.  Gamelan Sekar Jaya, a sixty-five member company of musicians and dancers are coming on June 9th to perform traditional Balienese music in the outdoor amphitheater.   “The performance, beginning with the gamelan angklung and gendér wayang, will unfold under dappled pinks and oranges of the sunset and framed by the towering pines that surround the amphitheater,” said Saraswati Susilo. “Following intermission, the gamelan semerandana and gamelan jegog will move to the open field adjacent the historic Schoolhouse, true to the open-air settings used in traditional Balinese contexts, where groups often play within or in front of temple courtyards.”  Grounds open at 6pm, so bring your blanket and your picnic for a fun night out.  You can buy tickets online or at Briar Patch, Mother Truckers or post a comment here for a chance to win 2 free tickets.  Winner will be drawn on Wednesday, June 6th.

© 2012 InnSide Nevada City, Photos by © Erin Thiem and © Sara Gambina-Belknap

14 replies
  1. Ruth Chase
    Ruth Chase says:

    Adrienne our daughter made a comment on this show by the image online. She said wow how beautiful, what is that. We are lucky to live in such a wonderful town that produces so many different kinds of shows.

  2. Laurie Cerruti
    Laurie Cerruti says:

    What a beautiful display of world reknown art. I love this store, there is truly a little something for eveyone!

  3. Linda Hawkins
    Linda Hawkins says:

    We were able to enjoy this Balienese art about 12 years ago in Bali….what a treat to now be able to see this in our Nevada County!!!

  4. charlene
    charlene says:

    I love this show and this form or art. I’ve never seen this troupe before, but have seen others doing similar dancing….beautiful.

  5. Tiffany
    Tiffany says:

    Oh I love Spirithouse- what great pictures to capture their wares. Gamelan Sekar Jaya is sure to be amazing!

  6. Jessica Mairs
    Jessica Mairs says:

    Wow! This looks like an amazing performance. So artistic and beautiful, just like your website Erin. Looks great.

  7. Cherylynn
    Cherylynn says:

    We are selling tickets for this event at the Nevada City Box Office located in the Miners Foundry ~ So I have had a chance to check it out, and it looks great! Should be an entertaining show.

  8. Maria Ryan
    Maria Ryan says:

    I have been attending Gamelan since I was a kid. Every performance reminds me that there are infinite ways in which to express story, spirit, and ceremony. Looking forward to it again!

  9. Chris Larsen
    Chris Larsen says:

    I saw this troop a couple years ago , it was a very special preformance I would love to see them again. I hope everyone appreciates how lucky we are to have the schoolhouse … Namiste. Chris

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