SOAS University of London

Department of Music, School of Arts

Track 4: Cendrawashi

Composed by: I Nyoman Windha (1987)

The dance was created in Denpasar, Bali, in 1987 with music by I Nyoman Windha and I Wayan Beratha, originally for gamelan gong kebyar.

The choreography by Ni Luh Swasthi Bandem depicts the courtship dance of two Birds of Paradise (Cendrawashi) - first the male on his own, then joined by the female.