Joko Sutrisno & Sumunar, Indonesian Music and Dance group .
A graduate of the Academy of Performing Arts in Surakarta, Central Java, Joko is a gifted Javanese gamelan performer, composer and teacher. He directed the gamelan ensemble at Victoria University in Wellington, New Zealand, before coming to Minnesota in 1995. From 1995-2002 he served as music director for The Schubert Club’s gamelan program. He has collaborated with Katha Dance Theater, Ragamala Music and Dance Theater, Zeitgeist and Heart of the Beast Puppet and Mask Theater. Joko is an adjunct faculty member at Hamline University and the University of Minnesota.
Performers Accompanying Joko are:
Naomi Shinoda, Aimee Thostenson, Martha Mockus, Neal Hines, Nanda Sutrisno(dance), Tri Sutrisno (dance), Susannah Smith, Aaron Victorin-Vangerud, Lars Christensen, Daniel Furuta