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Eko Supriyanto . Jakarta . Indonesia

Solo in salt dust

Although around 80% of his home country is made of water, by his own admission the Indonesian choreographer Eko Supriyanto doesn’t actually have much of a connection to water. Instead he has biographical connections to agriculture and his movements originate in the courtly dances of his Javanese home. For SALT, he set out to investigate an element that is almost foreign to him and, swimming, diving and floating, he enters the seemingly weightless underwater world. In harmony with the quiet movements of the sea, he gets close to the ocean’s rhythms and forces and combines them with elements from the earth: the traditional Jathilan dance from Magelang in Java and the war dance Cakalele from northern and central Maluku in Indonesia.

For the festival’s special edition A Sea Of Islands the acclaimed choreographer transfers the movements and rhythms of Salt into a video artwork.

Online conversation The One Thing That Helped
With Eko Supriyanto and Martine Dennewald
SUN 05.07.
05.30 PM

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Eko Supriyanto

Choreography Eko Supriyanto Light Jan Maertens Composition Dimawan Krisnowo Adji Costumes Oscar Lawalata Dramaturgy Arco Renz Stage Management Agil Pramudya Tourmanagement Isa Natadiningrat Production Keni Soeriaatmadja Coproduction Ekosdance Foundation . West Halmahera Regency . deSingel Internationale Kunstcampus . Künstlerhaus Mousonturm AsiaTOPA . NuArt Sculpture Park

Funded by Goethe-Institut


03.07. 19:00 Uhr . On Demand FR 03.07. 7.00 PM to SUN 05.07. 12.00 MIDNIGHT

Admission free
Duration ca. 30min
Language Indonesian with English and German subtitles