Anyways, gruelling rehearsals started 5 weeks ago, with intensive music making in NUS, where our gamelan room is. then the last week, we were at Malay Village, Singgahsana Hall (supposedly, Singgahsana Hall is where all the royalties come to gather and chill in the palace).
Rehearsals and RunThrough!
once a cam whore, always a camwhore!
the dalang (puppeter)
dancers, in the Singgahsana Hall. grand eh?
……… and then, it was performance time. on the actual day, we had another run thru till 5pm. i was lucky, lucky lucky, to go home and change and primed myself.. oh, the divaness!
backstage.. and sherina looking lost….
we were all in our same same costume tops, bought in Solo!
the hall, in great view.
…….. and then there is the post performance..yes, which means more camwhoring!
Jan, and his students.
me and eileen
me and atung (he teaches sundanese gamelan, and i miss jamming with him!!)
me and sherina, she is our resident singer!
me and khim tiam
me and yat…
me and nassar..
who change immediately into more comfortable clothes right after the performance..
me and zuraidah
me and liching
me and thomas, who seems a little overjoyed that the performance is over!
me and mas tommy, and he is from jogjakarta!
jacko and sherina
our fine instruments!
me and xinwei
who also doubles up as my bonang partner!
thomas and zuraidah, all elated!
me and alicia, my gamelan wife
and we are professional camwhores!
closer look. LOL
me and cisy, and she is from China! Yeah, go Beijing Olympics!
me and Nicolas
in our almost thought to be “waiters” clothes… and thats all ya’ll…. phew.. thank god for Photobuckets!