Group: Butler Theatre

Prof. I Nyoman Sedana, Ph.D.

Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Denpasar

Jln. Nusa Indah 8 Denpasar 80235, Bali Indonesia

Fax: (062-361) 224044, Tel (0361) 244589

Email: sedanaphd@yahoo.com

 

EDUCATION:

2002 Ph.D. in Drama and Theatre from University of Georgia, Athens, GA. USA. Dissertation: Kawi Dalang: Creativity in Wayang Theatre

1993 M.A. in Theatre from Brown University, Rhode Island  USA Thesis: The Training Education and the Expanding Role of the Balinese Dalang (partly published at Asian Theatre Journal)

1991 Certificate as a Graduate Reciprocal Student in Music and Theatre of the University of California Santa Cruz CA. USA

1989 SSP.(essentially an MFA) degree in Balinese theatre (Pedalangan) from the Indonesian State College of Arts (STSI) Denpasar Bali Performance and Script: Luh Martalangu (a tale form Panji cycle)

1986 B.A. from the National Dance Academy (ASTI) Denpasar, Indonesia Research Paper: Wayang Arja (Opera Puppet) at Bona Kelod Gianyar.

 

TEACHING/PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE:

2010 (May-June) Visiting Professor/Artists at Essex University, England.

2008 Director of Bali Module for the World (BMW) and Kamajaya Art Company

2007-2008 Visiting Research Fellow within the Southeast Asia-China Interactions cluster in the Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore.

2007 Visiting Artist in the University of  Hawaii Manoa Honolulu, USA (host: Prof. Barbara Andaya).

2006 Robert and Rene Glidden Visiting Professor from April 27 to June 2 in the School of Interdisciplinary Arts, Ohio University, Athens OH. 45701-2979 and Zanesville, OH. (host: Prof. William Condee).

2006 Visiting Artist at Iowa University (host: Prof. Loyce, Dept Theatre and Design)

2006 Full tenure/professor of traditional theatre awarded by the Indonesian Ministry of National Education.

2005 Instructor of mask & puppet theatre for the Rhodopi International Theatre Collective, Sofia Bulgaria.

2004-7 Secretary of Research and Community Service Division, Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Denpasar

2003 Lecturer, Indonesian Hindu University at Denpasar, Bali

2002 Education and cultural specialist for the government of Gianyar regency

2002-4 Chairman of the Dept. of Theatre (Pedalangan), Indonesian Arts Institute (ISI) Denpasar

2001 Work-shop on the Balinese Kecak, Topeng, and Wayang Kulit theatre for the Southeastern Theatre Conference in Jacksonville Florida.

2001 Co-founder of Indonesian dance company in Atlanta USA www.sanggarlestari.freeservers.com/

2000 Directing Kecak (integrating Wayang puppet and dance drama) University of Georgia.

1999 Teaching Balinese dance in the Dance Dept of the Univerity of Georgia (host: Prof. Wheeler).

1998&99 Visiting Artist at Music Dept. Florida State University (host: Prof. Michael Bakan).

1999 Lecture Demonstration for the Asian Cultural Experience, Atlanta.

1998 Teaching "Galaktika" Gamelan music at MIT Boston.

1993 Artist-in-residence in the Holy Cross College, Massachusetts (host: Prof. Shirish Corde & Prof. Lynn)

1992 Visiting Artist at Emerson Collage (Theatre) Boston (host: Prof. Ronald Jenkin)

1991 Teaching Assistant, Music Dept. Brown University Rhode Island (under Prof. John Emigh)

1991 Co-founder of Gamelan Swara Santi group Univ. of Calif. Santa Cruz

1990 Visiting Professor of Music, Univ. of. Calif. Santa Cruz (co-instructor: Prof. Linda Burman-Hall)

1987 (permanent job) Faculty member at ISI (foremerly ASTI and then STSI) Denpasar, Bali, Indonesia

 

 

BOOK & SELECTED PUBLICATIONS:

1.     ”Glimpses of Chinese Influence on Balinese Arts and Performance” ASIAN CULTURE 32, June 2008: 16-32.

2.     Mastering the Theatrical Voice in Indonesian Wayang Kulit” Puppetry International # 23 2008: 30-32.

3.     “Multiculturalism in Balinese Arts” Mudra Jurnal Seni Budaya Special Edition 2007: 26-42.

4.     Book Performance in Bali published by Routledge, co-author with Leon Rubin. 

5.     “A Comparative Study of the Wayang Kulit and the Tolpavakoothu Shadow Puppet Theatre” in Sacred Landscapes in Asia 2007: 373-389.

6.     “Topeng Sidha Karya: A Balinese Mask Dance” Asian Theatre Journal Vol 22 Number 2 Fall 2005: 171-198.

7.     “Theatre in a Time of Terrorism: Renewing Natural Harmony after the Bali Bombing via Wayang KontemporerAsian Theatre Journal Vol 22 Number 1 Spring 2005: 73-86.

8.     “Collaborative Music in the Performance of the Balinese Shadow Theatre” Asian Music vol 36, number 1, Winter/Spring 2005: 44-59.

9.     “Gender as Theatre: In and Out Theatrical Space” Mudra Special Edition 2004: 89-101.

10.   “Wayang Arja: Survival and Change” Puppetry International # 15 2004: 16-17 plus http://www.unima.usa.org .

11.   “Promoting Folk Arts through an Employment of Electronic Technology” Bulletin Informasi (2003): Dept. Of Indonesian Informartion.

12.   “Sacred and Profane in the Performance of Puppet Theatre” Wayang Jurnal Ilmiah Pewayangan 1. 1 (2003): 1 – 11. STSI Denpasar

13.   Cupak Goes to Heaven: a Model of Constructing Play” Mudra Jurnal Seni Budaya 3. III (1995): 103 - 119. STSI Denpasar

14.   “Greek Mythology and Balinese Puppetry” Mudra Jurnal Seni Budaya 2. II (1994): 107 – 118. STSI Denpasar

15.   “Dalang Education” Asian Theatre Journal 10. 1 (1993): 61 – 100.

 

     In Indonesian Language:

16.    “Promoting Folk Arts through an Employment of Electronic Technology” Bulletin Informasi (2003): Dept. of Indonesian Informartion.

17.   “Sacred and Profane in the Performance of Puppet Theatre” Wayang Jurnal Ilmiah Pewayangan 1. 1 (2003): 1 – 11. STSI Denpasar

18.   Cupak Goes to Heaven: a Model of Constructing Play” Mudra Jurnal Seni Budaya 3. III (1995): 103 - 119. STSI Denpasar.

19.   “Greek Mythology and Balinese Puppetry” Mudra Jurnal Seni Budaya 2. II (1994): 107 – 118. STSI Denpasar.

 

AWARDS:

1.     2007/8 Visiting Research Fellow within Southeast Asia-China Interactions in Asia Research Institute, National University of Singapore

2.     2006/2007 ASF travel grant to attend international seminars/conferences

3.     2004 Asia Fellows Awards of the Asian Scholarship Foundation to study Indian puppet theatre in India

4.     2002 Freeman Research Award

5.     1992, 1997-2002 from the Asian Cultural Council;

6.     1990 from the Education Abroad Program (UC Santa Barbara);

7.     1989 from the Ford Foundation;

8.     1996 as a Model Lecturer, from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education and Culture

9.     1985 as a Model Student, from the Indonesian Ministry of National Education and Culture

10.   1977 as a Model Student, from the Regent/Mayor of Gianyar Regency, Bali

 

 

INTERNATIONAL PERFORMANCE:

1.     Paper Presentation “Indian Diaspora in Contemporary Balinese Performance Arts” for the IGNCA International Symposium, Workshop and Festival on Intercultural Dialogue between Northeast India and Southeast Asia to be held in Northeast India and New Delhi from the 20th of February to 21st of March 2010.

2.     Paper Presentation “Puppet Mulian behind Hungry Ghost Festival: Asian Ancestral Deliverance in Performative Format” for the China-South Asia Int'l Cultural Forum, CFP on Asian Connections in Delhi, India, Dec 4-5, 2009.

3.     Presentation “Indonesia-China Interaction in Puppetry Art & Tradition: Clear Thematic Links without a Cogent Historical Evidence” for Seminar Series Asia Research Institute, NUS, 17/6/2008.

4.     Public Lecture “Glimpses of Chinese and Indian Cultural Elements in Balinese Arts and Performance” Museum NUS Singapore, 22/3/2008.

5.     Gamelan workshop for NUS Arts Festival, University Cultural Center, Singapore March 15, 2008.

6.     Balinese dance workshop for NUS Arts Festival, University Cultural Center, Singapore Feb 12, 2008.

7.     Presentation “Village and School Gamelan Training in Bali” for First Singapore Gamelan Festival by Gamelan Asmaradana, Republic Poly, Woodlands Singapore Nov 20, 2007.

8.     Presentation “Humanism and Multicultural Elements in Balinese Arts” for Seminar Internasional ARI, NUS tgl 6/11/2007 ARI, National University of Singapore.

9.     Presentation “A Comparative Study of the Wayang Kulit and the Tolpavakoothu Shadow Puppet Theatre” for Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, Waikiki Beach Hotel Honolul, 12-15 Jan 2007.

10.   Presentation “A Comparative Study of the Wayang Kulit and the Tolpavakoothu Shadow Puppet Theatre” on July 4, 2006 for Sixth Annual Conference of the Asian Scholarship Foundation on Weaving Asian’s Rich Tapestry: Our Narrative, Our Agendas, July 2 to 5, 2006, Hotel David Bangkok, Thailand.

11.   Public lecture “Humanism and Multiculturalism in Balinese Arts” for the International Studies Forum, Bentley Hall, Ohio University, USA, May 19, 2006.

12.   Presentation “Religion and Balinese Theatre” for Panel Discussion, Iowa University, USA. April 21, 2006.

13.   Dalang narrator for Ramayana dance drama at Symphony Space 95th Broadways New York, May 22, 2006.

14.   Lecture demonstration and puppetry exhibition for the annual celebration of Janapada Sampada, Indira Gandhi National Centre for the Arts, New Delhi, India. August 8, 2005.

15.   Attending Asia Scholarship Foundation Orientation and Conference, Bangkok Thailand, July 31- August 3, 2004.

16.   The following is International Experience only as an artist performer:

1998/2002 Georgia, Florida, Boston - MA, Texas, Alabama, Kansas city, Wesleyan CT.

1997 Tokyo & Iwate Japan (for Indonesia-Japan Friendship Festival)

1996 Hong Kong  (for the Asian Arts Festival)

1995 Taiwan: Kaoshiung, Taichung, Taipei (for the TIFPT)

1994 Londrina, Brasilia,International School of Theatre Anthropology (ISTA Festival)

1994 Vienna, Austria, Europe (for Tanz Festival)

1990-93 California, Boston, Providence Rhode Island, New York, Philadelphia, New Hampshire

1986 Perth, Adelaide, Melbourne, Sidney (Australia).

1982 Netherlands, Belgium, Switzerland, France (Europe).

 

COMPOSITION: 

Work in progress: Promoting Dalang Cilik Berbahasa Inggris: Bima Swarga and Sutasoma the Real  Humanist Leader.

 

Producing Dalang Cilik Berbahasa Inggris: Arjuna’s Meditation (combined puppetry and dance drama) that performed in Guwahati, Shillong, Agartala, Imphal, and Dimaphur in conjuction with the GNCA Symposium, Workshop and Festival on Intercultural Dialogue between Northeast India and Southeast Asia to be held in Northeast India and New Delhi from the 20th of February to 21st of March 2010.

 

Theatre: Olah Gita Dasanamakerta (collective works), Luh Martalangu, Kawit Dalang; Prometheus Bound (Wayang puppet adaptation), and The Abduction of Sita (combined puppetry and choir). 

 

Mime and dance: Sri Nitis, Mahawireng Ganesha, Sarwademana, Vasavadatta.

 

Musical pieces: Slug Climbing Tree, Kawit Langen, and Kawi Mara. 

 

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIP:

Coming up Co-Founder with Prof. Leon Rubin for the Bali International Research Center for Arts and Performance (BIRCAP).

 

2009 Steering Committee for the Arts Council at Blahbatuh Bali  (Dewan Kesenian).

 

2008 Core group (Majelis) for the Cultural Arts Council at Gianyar Bali (Listibya).

 

1985 Manager KITA Dance Company

 

From 1980s (to the present) the Founder and Owner of the Udiana Arts Foundation