BODY TJAK (pronounced: chock) is a unique, cross-cultural production, conceived and created by American percussionist/rhythm dancer and Body Musician Keith Terry, and Indonesian dancer/choreographer and Kecak (keh-chock) expert I Wayan Dibia.
Combining the cultures of East and West as well as new and traditional art forms, BODY TJAK employs a total use of the body through movement, dance, rhythm, sound and voice.
"In it's wonderfully unique yet universal mingling of East and West, and without thorny ideological ramifications, BODY TJAK is a refreshing and almost flawlessly executed work of art.
It is gentle but not slack, charming but not cute, and both inspirational and thoroughly entertaining." San Francisco Bay Guardian The first Body Tjak premiered October 1990 at the Cowell Theatre in San Francisco, and went on to tour the United States and Indonesia.
BODY TJAK/THE CELEBRATION was the second collaboration of Keith Terry and I Wayan Dibia, performed by an international ensemble of twelve renowned musicians and dancers from North and South America and the Indonesian islands of Bali, West Java and Sumatra.
The work premiered at the Bali Arts Festival in July, 1999, and went on to a two week run at Theatre Artaud in San Francisco in October, 1999.
Blending and bending artistic and cultural boundaries, this second collaboration weaves together body music, rhythm dance, kecak, saman, drums, flutes, gongs, rocks, bamboo, water and voice.
Other recordings available from Crosspulse Records and Videos at CD Baby:
KEITH TERRY & CROSSPULSE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Singing/moving percussion ensemble
SERPENTINE: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Crosspulse Percussion Ensemble with 25 guest artists
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION: Keith Terry & Crosspulse
Indonesian collaboration soundtrack
PROFESSOR TERRY'S CIRCUS BAND EXTRAORDINÁIRE: LIVE!
Crooked originals and twisted standards by San Francisco Bay Area all-stars
SLAMMIN ALL-BODY BAND: Slammin All-Body Band
Percussive a cappella jazz - vocals, beatboxing and body music
VIDEOs / DVDs
BODY MUSIC - PART ONE
Instructional DVD/video by Keith Terry
BODY TJAK / THE CELEBRATION
Indonesian collaboration performance video