Casey Lee-Sims has been studying and performing Balinese dance since the age of seven. Having studied with some of Balis most accomplished dance teachers, she has developed a strong technical base in Balinese dance technique, and a deep love of the art. She is a member of the Balinese music and dance group, Burat Wangi, and the Javanese music and dance group, Kyai Doro Dasih. Currently, she is teaching Balinese dance at the Indonesian Consulate in Los Angeles. She has found a passion in teaching, especially young children, who have a serious interest in learning Balinese dance.

Ratnayu-CalArts'06-Wuri, Nancy, Niken, Christa, Sandra

It is our intention, as a whole, to constantly improve our technique, and expand our knowledge and creative ability of Balinese and Javanese music and dance. We are truly blessed to be a part of a family of teachers, musicians, and dancers whose love and dedication towards these arts has extended to each other, our families, and hopefully to our audiences. The essence of these art forms is about accepting the divine energy from the universe and earth, connecting that between each other, offering this out to our audience, and back to the divine through music and dance. We play music and dance from our hearts with pure, strong intention in the hopes that we may perpetuate this divine cycle of accepting, expanding, connecting, and offering.

Kecak-monkey chant

Burat Wangi and Kyai Doro Dasih are professional gamelan groups (Balinese and Javanese respectively) based out of the California Institute of the Arts in Valencia, California. Both groups consist of about forty members of dancers and musicians, some of which participate in both groups. These groups were founded in 1971 by the world renown Javanese gamelan master, K.R.T. Wasitodiningrat, his daughter Nanik Wenten, and her husband I Nyoman Wenten.
Burat Wangi and Kyai Doro Dasih have aimed to share, educate, and spread appreciation for the beautiful performing arts that have emerged from the islands of Bali and Java in Indonesia. Through performances, lecture demonstrations, workshops, and cultural exchange programs, Burat Wangi and Kyai Doro Dasih have helped to expose the public to the rich and magical cultures of these islands throughout the years.

Burat Wangi:

Artistic director: I Nyoman Wenten
Dance director: Nanik Wenten

Kyai Doro Dasih:

Musical director: Djoko Walujo
Dance director: Nanik Wenten


April 19 and 20, 2008
Javanese music and dance performance
REDCAT Theater, Downtown Los Angeles
631 West 2nd Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Sat April 19th 8:30 pm
Sun April 20th 3:00 pm
Tickets & Information:
213 237-2800
or go to www.redcat.org
For student and CalArts alumni, faculty
and staff discounts
please call the REDCAT box office

Apr 27 2008, 8 pm
Balinese music and dance performance
California Institute of the Arts
Modular Theater
24700 McBean Parkway
Valencia, CA 91355
General admission: $7 Alumni: $3
Students, faculty, staff and seniors: $2
To reserve tickets, call 661-253-7800
or write to tickets@calarts.edu

May 5 2008
Balinese music and dance performance
Pomona College
Little Bridges Theater
333 N. College Way
Claremont 91711

May 17 2008
Balinese music and dance performance
UCLA Spring music festival
UCLA, Schoenburg Hall

Contact Us

If you are interested in booking us for a special event, please contact us at: Casey Sims Email goteamsims@yahoo.com
or N Wenten Email nwenten@yahoo.com
Tel #(661)296-6898
Web Designer: Rob Sims Email Rob@fmimag.com