Bali is a melting pot of cultures and traditions. The Balinese have
a natural capacity for absorbing different cultural elements and
blend them with their own, to produce dynamic new hybrids. Over
the years, Bali has been the recipient of numerous influences: Chinese,
Buddhist, Indian, Hindu, Javanese and most recent western.
and dance is an integral part of Balinese culture. Balinese dances
are famous all over the world and the Balinese themselves take
them very seriously. Birthdays, weddings, and temples festivals
are all occasions for dramatic performances and dance is inextricably
linked with the Balinese religion. The commercial performances
for tourists that are today offered on a daily basis in several
places of Bali do, of course, not have the same religious significance
and atmosphere of a dance that is performed at a real temple festival.
Wayan Balawan (Musician)
Wayan Balawan is a versatile guitarist that play many styles of
music, and a great solo performer. He play the guitar using the
touch technique (Tapping technique) which is like piano
playing. He play the chord and bass by the left hand, and the
melody with the right hand
Tjandra Kirana (Painter)
uses his expression to invite the viewer and lead them into the
center of his message. His ability in controlling the color and
complexity ofartefacts, vase, earthenware, sculptures, batik and
woven linen from regions and which is the background of various
flowers, as a primadonna of this exhibition, reflecting interrelationship
between multi cultural value and social complex in Indonesia with
harmony. Although in several of his paintings he bypasses the
illusion of three dimensional space albeit his message is very
clear ''UNITY IN VARIETY".
The artist who has disclosed his painting talent
from childhood on has realized several painting exhibitions together
with his friends on the Nusantara Islands as well as In Europe.
Yan Suryana is the right painter to convey the cultural message
of throwing a bridge between the Indonesian and the European culture.
After travelling to Europe and to the U.S.A. several times the
painter will now exhibit his works in Austria, Germany, and France.