Friday, August 20, 2010

EAT LOVE PRAY Sparks Interest in Cherokee Event

Cherokee Ranch CEO: “Eat Pray Love” to Stir Interest in Indonesian Culture
Wilson Offers Value Pricing on Bali Dance, Drama and Cuisine--August 28 Event

I Nyoman Wenter performing the masked dance of Bali

“ 'Eat Pray Love’ spent 150-plus weeks on The NY Times best seller list --- and the film version, starring Julia Roberts, was released this month,” said Cherokee Ranch & Castle CEO Donna Wilson, of the popular Elizabeth Gilbert novel turned big screen flick about a woman’s search for herself during a yearlong trek through Italy, India and Indonesia.

Wilson predicted, along with others, the film may positively impact Bali’s struggling tourism industry and “… is highly likely to ignite greater interest in Indonesian culture stateside.”

“According to Ladies Home Journal, ’Eat Pray Love’ is the first motion picture filmed on the culturally-rich and fascinating Island of Bali,” said Wilson, adding, “…though most people can’t drop what they are doing and jet to Bali, they can easily get to Cherokee Ranch & Castle for a colorful and profound evening featuring amazing Indonesian dance, drama and cuisine.”

Wilson is touting the upcoming Cherokee performance entitled Topeng Pajegan of Bali: A Taste of Indonesia in Dance, Drama and Cuisine presented by Gamelan Tunas Mekar slated for Saturday, August 28, 6:30 p.m in the Veranda Tent at the Castle.

“This magnificent event is specially priced so entire families or groups can experience a taste of Bali right here in our own backyard,” said Wilson. “Of course, coming to Cherokee for one of our all-inclusive evenings is also a wonderful date-night get-away for couples.”

"A Taste of Indonesia in Dance, Drama and Cuisine," which includes a castle mini-tour, cash bar, Indonesian supper buffet, dessert & coffee with the performers, has been value priced at $35/Adult (reg. $55) and $15/Child 12 & under (reg. $20). Offer is valid while seats last for reservations made before or by August 24.

“At this price, seats won’t last long,” noted Wilson.

Reservations Hotline: (303) 688-4600, or use Cherokee's Online Registration Form.


Topeng Bali is a masked drama dating back to the 9th century. In Topeng Pajegan, a single dancer/actor dons a series of masks depicting contrasting characters to tell a story tying the ancient world to the present. Experience an ancient King, his trusted servant, an aging, slowed warrior, and a series of comical village characters acting out a story as old as the village itself, yet filled with present-day concerns.

Tunas Mekar, an orchestra under the direction of Balinese composer I Made Lasmawan, performs the indigenous music of Bali, Indonesia. It is modeled after village groups found throughout Bali. By traditional methods, Tunas Mekar provides guests with a glimpse of this fascinating culture. Evening supper features Indonesian fare.


Cherokee Ranch and Castle is committed to preserving the natural environment, enhancing cultural life in our Colorado community and providing educational opportunities devoted to western heritage, wildlife and the arts. The Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation is a non-profit organization that truly exists as a resource for the public.

At the heart of Cherokee Ranch and Castle is a Scottish-style 1450s Castle built in the 1920s. The castle is home to collections of art, antiques, period furniture and rare books. Various species of wildlife along with about forty head of Santa Gertrudis cattle thrive on the ranch’s 3,100 acres of pristine, protected acres. Located adjacent to the communities of Castle Pines Village and Castle Pines North, Cherokee Ranch and Castle offers guests a quick get-away, spectacular views, charming elegance, and surprises around every corner. Your visit to Cherokee Ranch will be an experience you’ll treasure for years. The Cherokee Ranch and Castle Foundation is a non-profit organization, 501 (c) (3), that truly exists as a resource for the public.

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