Program for a performance by Bali and Java dancers featuring dancer Devi Deja and native Gamelan musicians. Performed were traditional dances of Bali, Java and Sumatra.
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MAYFAIR THEATRE PORTLAND, OREGON BROADWAY at TAYLOR 2:30 and 8:30 P. M. FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1,1939 A William B. McCurdy Attraction Columbia Concerts Corporation presents BALI and JAVA DANCERS with DEVI DEJA AND Native Gamelan Musicians -FIRST TIME IN AMERICA— PROGRAM 1. Festival Dances (Bali Devi Wani, Devi Emah, and Company (a) Temple Dances at New Year's. (b) Tjoerik-Ngaras (the famous contest between two groups of eagles). 2. Garuda (Bali) DEVI DJA 'Considered one of the most beautiful dances of the island, based on an imitation of bird life. 3. Grogal (Java) Raden Waloejo, Devi Emah, Mas Suwito A tragic incident based on the eternal triangle drawn from an epic narrative of Javanese literature called Wajang-Wong. 4. Pentjak (Sumatra) Soetan Again Sjah, Tengkoe Ramely, Daing Kalang, Pandji Alixa Originating as a martial exercise throughout Indonesia, it has acquired the character of a folk dance. Knives flash . . . metals gleam . . . legs swirl ... a climax of indescribable rapidity. 5. Temptation of Buddha (Java) DEVI DJA and Company Wonderful choreographic creation inspired by the frescoes of the world-famous temple Borobudor. The Buddha spurns earthly temptations. Interval 10 Minutes 6. The Fall of Ratu Dana (Java) Raden Waloejo, Mas Suwito, and Company Another incident from the great Javanese epic narrative Wajang-Wong depicting a battle between two armies. 7. Dagger Dance—"Kris" (Bali) Pandji M'Loekka A dancer in a trance-torn between the spirits of good and evil. 8. The Rape of Subhadra (Bali) DEVI DJA and Company A delightful sketch wherein an heavenly nymph is spirited away. 9. Piring (Sumatra) Devi Emah, Tengkoe Ramely, Daing Kalang A popular village pastime introducing an unique form of Indonesian juggling. 10. Moonlight Serenades DEVI DJA, Pandji M'Loekka, Pandji Alixa, and Company This is not a dance at all. It is a song interlude in which Devi Dja and her company, garbed in their native costumes and against their native setting, reveal to the - audience how the village people on the islands of Java and Amboina enjoy themselves of a pleasant moonlight evening. The songs were brought to these islands centuries ago by Portuguese invaders; the instruments are similar to Hawaiian. Interval 15 Minutes 11. Court Dance—"Pangkor" (Java) DEVI DJA and Company One of the oldest of Javanese dances executed exclusively in the courts of princes and first presented to the public by this troupe. 12. Krijgs (Papua) Daing Kalang Ceremonial dance in celebration of a victory. 13. The Maidens Dream—"Impian" (Bali) DEVI DJA, Devi Wani A young girl's supplication brings to life the statue of the "Deity of Love." 14. Hobby Horses—"Djaran-Kepang" (Java) Mas Suwito, Mas Atmo, and Company Folk dances utilising two kinds of hobby horses common in Java. 15. Dance of Exorcism—"Ketjak" (Bali) DEVI DJA and entire Company of Dancers and native Musicians To quell the evil spirits, Devi Dja assumes the characteristics of many living creatures—snake, elephant, deer, lion, bird, monkey—which leads to a climax of general frenzy. All dances under the personal supervision of DEVI DJA. Stage Manager Pandji M'Loekka Chief Property Man Mas Gani Kendang Drummer Pandji Alixa Director and Producer A. Piedro Tour Direction: METROPOLITAN MUSICAL BUREAU, Inc., Division of Columbia Concerts Corporation of Columbia Broadcasting System. 113 West Fifty-seventh Street, New York, N.Y. The Bali Gamelan orchestra consists of Gongs, Cymbals, Brass Xylophones (in two different pitches), Metal Discs and Drum. Other instruments used by this troupe are Gambang (wooden xylophone), Rebab (Javanese violin), Big War Drum, Anglklung (bamboo clappers), Guitars, Mandolins and Ukeleles. FRANKLIN PRINTING COMPANY MAYFAIR DECEMBER 28 - 29 - 30 MATINEE SATURDAY Katharine CORNELL and THE PLAYWRIGHTS' COMPANY present- No time for Comedy by S.N.BEHRMAN with FRANCIS IEDERER MARGALO GILLMORE J0HN WILLIAMS Staged by GUTHRIE MCCLINTIC Settings bit JO MIELZINER Mail Orders Filled Now! Checks and Money Orders payable to Mayfair. Be sure to inclose self-addressed, stamped envelope for return of tickets. EVES: Orch. S3.30-S3.75; Loges $2.30: bale. 6th-14th row $1.65; bal. bale. $1.10 MAT. Entire Orch, $2.75; Loges $2.20; bale. 6th-14lh row $1.65; bal. bale. $1.10 Legitimate Theatre Corporation oi America. FORTUNE GALLO and A. M. OBERFELDER present Eva Le Galliene supported by EARLE LARIMORE and a distinguished company The MASTER BUILDER Produced and Directed by Miss Le Galienne STAGE PLAY — NOT A PICTURE THURSDAY and SATURDAY EVENING, JANUARY 4, 6 MAIL ORDERS NOW HEDDA GABLER Produced and Directed by Miss Le Galiienne FRI. EVE. and SAT. MAT. JAN. 5-6 PRICES:-NIGHTS 85c, $1.10, $1.65, $2.20, $2.75 MATINEE 55c, 85c, $1.10, $1.65
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December 1, 1939