The Berkeley Gamelan

The Berkeley Gamelan, a San Francisco based percussion ensemble, collaborated with Nancy Karp and Dancers. The Berkely Gamelan performed contemporary works which reflected Javanese, Balinese, South Indian, and African influences. Nancy Karp modelled her choreography on Javanese scores. “I am interested in composing pieces that use a minimal amount of movement vocabulary. I’m concerned with simple rhythms, played against one another or in and out of synch with each other.” -Nancy Karp.