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  • Locations: Bali, Indonesia
  • Program Terms:  
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: J-Term Minimum GPA: 2.5
Class Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Program Description:
HWS  Short Term Summer Faculty Led Program
The Performing Arts of Bali; 1 Credit
Led by: Chris Hatch

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The Performing Arts of Bali will be a three week intensive exploration into the rich performing arts tradition of Bali, Indonesia. Students will be immersed in various aspects of Balinese performing arts including Dance, Masked Performance, Traditional Instrument Performance, Shadow Puppetry, and Mask Carving.   
Once in Bali, our "classroom" will be an actual professionally operating artistic conservatory where students will be working with, performing with, and surrounded by professional artists of Bali. The conservatory is also home to numerous antique Balinese instruments including antique gamelan sets.

Themes and Focuses of the Course:
  • To participate as actively as possible in a variety of performing arts traditions in Bali in a studio setting
  • To explore, experience, and analyze additional performances as an audience member through the viewing of a variety of live professional performances
  • To observe similarities and differences between the U.S. and Bali in the extent to which the arts are       
     ingrained in the culture
  • To develop powers of observation, inquiry, and journal writing
Courses will be taught alongside master artists at the Mekar Bhuana Conservatory in Depansar, Bali. This conservatory will serve us particularly well due to their mission to uphold the ways of traditional Balinese performing arts rather than what is becoming a more tourist-centric morphing of many of the traditional forms.
For more information regarding this course, contact Professor Hatch by emailing

Course Pre-requisities:
All accepted students will be required to attend a handful (4-5) of mandatory group meetings during the fall semester of 2016. Students will read and discuss Balinese Dance, Drama and Music: A Guide to the Performing Arts of Bali by I Wayan Dibia and Rucina Ballinger. We will also discuss basic information about traveling to Bali and do some introductory artistic explorations together.
 It is also highly recommended that, before this trip begins, students take at least one introductory studio course on campus in a performing art - such as a beginning acting class or dance class or a class where you are making music.  If this is not a possibility, particular courses in Religious Studies or Asian Studies could be helpful. See Professor Hatch if you would like him to suggest a relevant course.
Click below for a complete program PDF and description (subject to change):
Bali 2016 Program PDF

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Travel Dates: Dec 26 2016-Jan 15 2017

Application Deadline: Monday, November 2, 2015

Itinerary Highlights:
  • Professional performances which include traditional Balinese meals
  • Visits to important Balinese temples
  • Puppetry, mask performance, and mask carving workshops
  • Creation of a fully-realized final production, including traditional costumes and make-up
  • Viewing of a performance of the Kecak and Fire Dances
    Instruction from top notch guest artist in partnership with the Mekar Bhuna Conservatory
Click below for a detailed itinerary:
Bali 2016 Itinerary

Program Fees:
Bali program fees will be approximately $2,800-$3,000* for the 3-week program, which will cover tuition, accommodation, breakfast daily, most lunches, some dinners, entrance fees, day trips and excursions, and international health insurance.

Students will need to budget an extra $200 (20 meals at approximately $10 per meal) above and beyond the program costs for the lunches and dinners not included. Students will also need to budget for roundtrip airfare at approximately $1700 - $1900, books at $19, and a non-refundable administrative fee of $100 charged for all faculty-led short-term programs.

*Costs are subject to change based on currency fluctuations, changes in costs of services provided and the number of students confirmed on the trip.
Click below to access our comprehensive budget estimator, which includes an estimate of all expenses:
HWS_ST Student Budget Estimator Bali J Term 2016_REV 8.2.16.xlsx

In an effort to assist students in financial hardship wishing to participate in a short-term program, there is a limited pool of HWS funding available. If you are accepted to this program, we will invite you to submit a funding application. Funding will be allocated on a need basis and we will contact the financial aid office to verify your need status. We will let you know whether you have been awarded funding before the deadline by which you are required to put down a deposit for your place on the program.

Payment Schedule and Program Timeline:

After applying and being accepted to the program, students will need to make a $500 deposit in person to the business office in Demarest Hall to hold their place in this program. This amount will be credited to your student account and will be applied to your program cost.

Application Deadline DUE: Nov 2, 2015  
Decision Date Nov 24, 2015  
Funding/aid Applications DUE Dec 2 2015  
Funding Decisions Made Dec 9 2015  
Deposit Deadline DUE: Dec 18 2015 $500.00
Program Billing Date Feb 5 2016 $Remaining balance
Final Payment DUE: Mar 5 2016  
Please note: Students must make the initial non-refundable deposit in person at the business office. Program fees for the remainder (lump sum) of program will be automatically billed to the student accounts separately. Installment payment plans may be worked out on a case by case basis with the business office.

Cancellation Policy:

The initial $500 deposit is non-refundable. Students will be responsible for additional expenses beyond the $500 if they withdraw from the program while it’s in progress or 90 days or less before the program begins. Specifically, students will be held accountable for any expenditures made by HWS on their behalf that the CGE is unable to recoup from any untimely withdrawal, such as housing deposits, non-refundable hotel reservations, excursion deposits, etc.
For further information about recommendations on traveler's health please refer to the Center Disease Control's website.

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.