Following the successful events in 2007 and 2008, this year GEMPITA GIANYAR will be held again in Ubud on July 2-3, 2010. In its third year, GEMPITA GIANYAR is held also in appreciation of Ubud’s recenafter it had been named as “The Best City in Asia” by Conde Nast Traveller, a US-based tourism publication. 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 biggest, annual festival of art, culture and fashion, GEMPITA GIANYAR 3 will present two most-anticipated highlight events, as follows:
TRI HITA KARANA – An exotic, Balinese cultural show TRI HITA KARANA, which means a harmonious relations between humans and God, nature and other humans. To be performed on an open-air stage in Astina Ubud, TRI HITA KARAN will present Dewa Budjana as the music director, teen singer Gita Gutawa, the sensual Balinese singer Ayu Laksmi, along with two internationally-acclaimed Balinese dance maestros Ketut Rina and I Nyoman Sura, as well as Balinese musical maestros Oka Dalem dan Bona Alit. Together with these stars, more than 100 Balinese performers will be enchanting the audience in this exotic cultural 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, UBUD STREET BASH will be held in the busiest street of Ubud on Saturday afternoon, July 3rd, 2010 at 16.00 WITA. Over 1,000 people will participate in the parade, including 7 Balinese traditional dance and musical groups from 7 sub-districts in Gianyar presenting the infamous Ogoh-Ogoh parade, Jegeg and Bagus parade, Ubud Festival parade, and a Balinese Tenun fashion parade showcasing Tenun masterpieces by 22 Indonesian designers. The designers participating at the fashion parade are Chossy Latu, Denny Wirawan, Deden Siswanto, Ivan Gunawan, Barli Asmara, Ali Charisma, Ari Seputra, Adesagi Kierana, Danny Satriadi, 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, Defryco Audy and Thomas Sigar.
This year’s GEMPITA GIANYAR is presenting two other back-to-back programs. The first program is YOUTH ART CAMP (June 30th-July 4th, 2010), a five-day summer art camp as part of GEMPITA GIANYAR’s commitment to involve the young generation in the cultural preservation initiative. The participants are students between 15-18 years of age, who will stay in Ubud and get first-hand learning about Balinese art, culture and tradition. The participants of the art camp will also be performing at Tri Hita Karana. GEMPITA GIANYAR 3 will be closed with PELIATAN ROYAL HERITAGE DINNER (July 3rd, 2010), a closing dinner reception for special guests of the festival. Presented in an authentic Balinese traditional setting, this royal dinner will be a tribute to the preservation of Gianyar’s royal heritage, providing an experience of Balinese traditional cuisine. The dinner will be hosted by the royal court of Gianyar and held at Puri Agung Peliatan.
DAY 1 | Friday, July 2nd, 2010
Program : TRI HITA KARANA
Location : Lapangan Astina Ubud
Time : 21.00 – 22.30 WITA
DAY 2 | Saturday, July 3rd, 2010
Program : UBUD STREET BASH
Location : Puri Ubud – Lapangan Astina Ubud
Time : 16.00 – 18.30 WITA
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