Premiere Sanur Kite Exhibition 2017 Launches

BALI (Paradiso) – Celebrating the Sanur Village Festival, Sudamala Suites and Villas Sanur, is proud to host the Sanur International Kite Festival Kite Exhibition from 7 August to 6 September 2017 at Sudakara Art Space. The gallery is open for exploration to our in-house guests as well as the general public. Sanur is well known as a place where the skies are host to colourful and incredibly creative kites, particularly during the cooler months of July and August. The Sanur community celebrates harvest and change of winds with flying kites. Various forms of traditional kites such as bebean, janggan and pecukan, as well as contemporary style has mesmerised visitors and kite lovers across Indonesia and internationally.

The Opening of the very first Sanur Kite Exhibition was successfully held on the 7th of August 2017 starting at 7.30 pm at Sudakara Art Space, Sudamala Suites and Villas, Sanur. Opened by Mrs. Saimah Sabirin as the General Manager of Sudamala Suites and Villas, Sanur, the opening of Kite Exhibition was officially opened by Mr. Anak Agung Bagus Sudarsana as the representative of Denpasar Mayor as well as the Head of Tourism Denpasar. The event was also attended by Mr. Kadek Dwi Armika as The Chairman of Sanur International Kite Festival, Mr. Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra as The Chairman of Sanur Village Festival, Ms. Emily Subrata as the director of Sudamala Resorts, Mr. Putu Suasta as Sudamala Resorts’ Owning Company Representative and an eclectic audience from the artistic and media communities, as well as Sudamala Sanur’s in-house guests.

The Kite Exhibition is a part of the 12th annual Sanur Village Festival in 2017 (SVF 2017), held from 9-13 August 2017 supported by Sudamala Suites and Villas, Sanur and Sudakara Art Space. The exhibition presents large-scale traditional and contemporary kites from 26 countries which took part in the Sanur International Kite Festival 2017. Each kite is unique, not only its size but also its shape and intricacy. Participants from Indonesia presented kites inspired by figures from the Mahabharata and Ramayana epics, such as Bima, Kresna, Hanoman, Gatotkaca, Dasamuka and Punakawan. While the others were inspired by contemporary objects and figures, such as the famed vodka bottle shape, abstract design of ship, comical characters, portrait series of James Bond actors and more. These incredible kites will be exhibited in Sudakara Art Space from August 7 until September 6 2017. Do not miss the opportunity to witness these majestic art work up close for the first time ever!

About Sanur Village Festival 2017
The SVF 2017 will present an awakening festival by drawing its theme from Indonesia’s official national motto of Bhinneka Tunggal Ika or Unity in Diversity. The celebration kicked off with Sanur Jazz Festival, which took place in July 2017, Sanur International Kite Festival on August 3, 2017, which subsequently presents a kite exhibition at Sudakara Artspace, at Sudamala Sanur which will run from August 7 to September 6 2017 then continues with Art and Photography at Griya Santrian. In addition, Sanur Village Festival will also host several series of activities: Warung Sanur which will take place on August 9 at Maisonettee Area, Segara Beach, Sanur. Warung Sanur offers traditional Balinese food, in stalls as well as restaurants in the Sanur area. Ares Restaurant at Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur continues to open for visitors to Sanur to enjoy. Additionally, on August 9, 2017 there will also be other events to celebrate Sanur, such as a Traditional Parade and Jukung (Traditional Boat Race), Water Sports, Food Bazaar and Music and Art Performances. Last but not least, acknowledging our foot prints in everything that we do, the Sanur Village Festival is also hosting various CSR activities such as Environmental Action and Bali International Triathlon.

The chairman of SVF, Ida Bagus Gede Sidharta Putra, mentions that various issues highlighting the country’s differences has moved community elements to acknowledge and appreciate the diversity in Indonesia’s united soul. In this uniting spirit, SVF as a festival that evokes “the new spirit of heritage”, realises that Unity in Diversity is a grounding feature in Indonesia’s DNA. Re-strengthening the values of Bhineka Tunggal Ika is a nation’s awakening process. The extensive hatred and violence in both the cyber and real world has kindled awareness, as these are threats to the nation’s unity.

“During its journey, SVF 2017 features cultural diversity in its programs with Art and Culture Ambassadors from across the Indonesian archipelago, showing that the Sanur community is very open to all Indonesian citizens. This is also supported by the international community who visits each year. SVF considered The Unity in Diversity value as relevant, so it has been chosen as the theme for the festival, as part of the embodiment of love for the nation”, he says. (source: http://www.sanurvillagefestival.com/)

The public visiting SVF can hopefully become an integrated part in this awakening process.

To encourage our guests to explore Sanur as well as the Sanur Village Festival, Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur offers its guests complimentary use of bicycles – and a reserved beach area with dedicated facilities for Sudamala guests is only a short leafy stroll away.

Sudamala Suites & Villas, Sanur also extends a special package to celebrate SVF. Receive special benefits of complimentary one-time Airport Transfer (pick up or drop off) a minimum of two nights’ stay, Daily Breakfast for two at Ares Steak & Pasta, one-time 30 minutes Foot Massage for two per stay, one-time Sunset Cocktail for two per stay, 10% off on all our tours, laundry, food and beverage excluding alcohol, complimentary wifi connection as well as refreshing welcome drink, chilled towel, fruit basket & welcome flower upon arrival. This offer is valid immediately to August 2018 by clicking this link ‘SUPERSAVER’ [http://www.sudamalaresorts.com/bali/hot-deal/] only at www.sudamalaresorts.com.(*)

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