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gatotkacaHarsanari is a San Francisco-based company founded in 1995 to teach and perform Indonesian dance and to educate the American public about Indonesian dance and culture.

Since 1997, under the leadership of Michael Ogi, Harsanari has specialized in dances from Sunda, West Java, Indonesia. From classical masked dances and dramas that enact the great Hindu epics the Mahabharata and the Ramayana to the contemporary folk dance forms that incorporate martial arts movements, Sundanese dance is rich and complex. It shows the influence of the many groups that have traded and settled in the area over the centuries, but remains uniquely distinctive, with its dynamic syncopated drumming patterns, quick wrist flicks, sensual hip movements, and fast shoulder and torso isolations.

Harsanari has participated in numerous Bay Area dance performances, and was nominated for an Isadora Duncan Award for its 2000 Ethnic Dance Festival performance.

Since June 2000, Harsanari has been associated with noted dance master Achmad Farmis, S.Sn. and Diah Agustini, S.Sn. of Bandung, West Java.

For information about performances, or if you are interested in taking classes or private lessons, please contact us.

SF Ethnic Dance Festival Auditions 2016

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

San Francisco, CA
Sunday, November 15, 2015
12:45 p.m.

On Sunday, November 15, 2015, Harsanari auditioned for the 2016 San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival. Harsanari performed a Sumatran dance called Tari Piring, which would mark the first time a Sumatran dance has ever been performed at the Ethnic Dance Festival auditions. Harsanari also premiered a new jaipongan duet called Enggalkeun, choreographed in October 2014 by Achmad Farmis and Diah Agustini.

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Indonesia Day 2015

Union Square

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, August 29, 2015
10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Indonesia Day is an event that aspires to celebrate, commemorate, and introduce the unique diversity and cultural heritage of Indonesia through Indonesian art, dance, music, traditional costumes and culinary.

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Oakland Chinatown StreetFest 2015, 2011, 2007

Pacific Renaissance Plaza

Cultural Stage
Ninth and Webster Streets
Oakland, CA

The two-day event runs from 10AM to 6PM and is free to the public. Consisting of more than 280 booths, the festival spans nine to ten blocks of Chinatown. Every year small businesses and community organizations from all over California come to showcase a myriad of delicious foods, unique Asian products, and special services. There are arts & crafts, entertainment on three stages, and a Cultural Village presented by the Oakland Museum of California.

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San Francisco Ethnic Dance Festival 2015

Palace of Fine Arts Theatre

San Francisco, CA
Saturday, June 6 at 2 pm & 8 pm
Sunday, June 7 at 4 pm

Celebrating the Centennial of the Panama-Pacific International Exposition.

A "classic" Festival program, feature nine dance performances from around the world.

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