Screen Archive South East contributes to a new film on travel to the Indonesian island.
On July 23, the Asian Art Museum in San Francisco, California will show ‘The Beginning of Travel to Bali’ as part of its extensive programme Bali: Art, Ritual, Performance. This is the first in-depth exploration of Balinese performing arts at an American museum.
The documentary is the result of a unique collaboration between the Bali Film Center and Nick Clark of Screen Archive South East, using the only known pre-World War II colour footage of Balinese traditional dance, found in the SASE Wistrand Collection. The Wistrand dance scenes are of great cultural importance in showing renowned teacher I Ketut Marya, considered the greatest Balinese dancer and choreographer of all time.