The remarkable Çudamani ensemble of musicians and dancers is based in the village of Pengosekan, Bali, a district known for its traditional arts, craft, and dance. Its full gamelan orchestra (including metal gongs, xylophones, metallophones, drums, and bamboo flutes) accompanies dancers whose expressive, precise movements often mirror or answer the music. Performances bring to life tales of gods and heroes in Balinese myth and history. Everything about Çudamani – music, dance, highly decorated brass instruments, and the dancers’ elaborate costumes – provides a vivid look at ancient traditions.