Nani Topeng Losari Cirebon Mask Dance

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Châlons-en-Champagne - Brugge - Antwerpen - Liège - Brussels

Châlons-en-Champagne

14 11 '17 - 20:30

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Address

La Comète Scène Nationale
5 rue des Fripiers
F-51000 Châlons-en-Champagne

Tickets

6,00 € > 24,00 €

T +33 (0)3 26 69 50 99
billetterie@la-comete.fr
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Organisation

EUROPALIA, La Comète scène nationale, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Brugge

16 11 '17 - 20:00

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Address

Stadsschouwburg
Vlamingstraat 29
B-8000 Brugge

Tickets

12,00 € > 21,00 €

T +32 (0) 70 22 33 02
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Organisation

EUROPALIA, Concertgebouw Brugge, Cultuurcentrum Brugge, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Antwerpen

18 11 '17 - 20:00

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Address

deSingel
Desguinlei 25
B-2018 Antwerpen

Tickets

8,00 € > 22,00 €

tickets@desingel.be
T +32(0)3 248 28 28

Organisation

EUROPALIA, deSingel, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Liège

21 11 '17 - 20:00 & 22 11 '17 - 19:00

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Address

Théâtre de Liège
Place du Vingt Août 16
B- 4000 Liège

Tickets

15,00 € > 30,00 €

T +32 (0)4 342 00 00
billetterie@theatredeliege.be

Organisation

EUROPALIA, Théâtre de Liège, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

Brussels

24 11 '17 - 20:00

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Address

Halles de Schaerbeek
Rue Royale Sainte-Marie 22
B-1030 Brussels

Info

www.halles.be
T +32(0)2 218 21 07

Tickets

10,00 € > 20,00 €

8,00 € with the Pass Audace

T +32(0)2 218 21 07
reservation@halles.be

Organisation

EUROPALIA, Halles de Schaerbeek, Ministry of Education and Culture of Indonesia

The topeng (“mask”) dance tradition dates from the 15th century and originated in Cirebon, a coastal city of Java. Accompanied by a gamelan and wearing opulent masks and colourful costumes, dancers perform ancient stories of kings, princesses and legendary adversaries.

Performed for harvest festivals, circumcisions and other traditional festivities, the topeng Cirebon protects the village from negative supernatural forces. The masks themselves have great magical powers, which are transmitted to the dancers who wear them. Antique masks are the most prized, as their power increases over time. In the first part of the performance, the dancer does not wear a mask. Suddenly, he puts the mask on his face. Magic fills the dancer and he becomes an incarnation of the character, be it a king, a flirtatious princess or a clown.

The mask dance has many regional variations - in subject matter, style of masks and number of dancers. The Losari style is one of the best known and demands great agility and technical stamina. Currently under threat, this dance tradition is fortunate to have a champion - the dancer Nur Anani M Irman, better known as Nani. Her dance studio contains 80 masks, over 200 years old, and she performs around Indonesia and across the world in her attempt to save this tradition from oblivion.

Double bill with Medium by Rianto (except at deSingel)

LikeMasker - (bagian 2) Qorry Ashifa Yulandar - Tari Topeng Losari, Patih Jayabadra
Tari Topeng Losari - Panji Sutra Winangun
Klana Bandopati gaya Losari Cirebon
TARI TOPENG LOSARI MENOLAK MATI