Posted on 23 May 2014
The first performance of its kind in Yorkshire, it will take place on 4 June at the University’s Sir Jack Lyons Concert Hall.
One of the organisers, Ginevra House, of the University’s Department of Music, said: “Coinciding with the First World War centenary, the Mahabharata holds particular resonance as a tale of a devastating war between cousins, where all civilised rules of engagement are undermined and an entire race of warriors wiped out. The fight scenes reflect how the line between good and evil become increasingly blurred as the protagonists struggle to prevail, whatever the cost.”
Pencak Silat is an Indonesian martial art, oftenpracticed with musical accompaniment. Its artistic aspects are rarely explored in the UK, where it is mainly learned as a form of self-defence.
The York gamelan, a collection of tuned gongs and metallophones from Java, was assembled in 1981 and was the first purpose-built gamelan in a British University. The group has toured the country extensively and made appearances on the BBC TV and radio and ITV.
The performance starts at 7.30pm on Wednesday 4 June.
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