Opening up the Artistic Practice Rianto
Conversation in English
The Javanese dancer Rianto learnt the gender-transcending lengger dance from the old masters on his home turf. As this tradition is under growing pressure from religion and politics, he is fighting to preserve this little piece of culture and the mental in-between-space that the dance represents: the space between being a man and being a woman, between ancient customs and religious principles, and between traditional and contemporary life.
Rianto is invited to give a masterclass at P.A.R.T.S. Learn more about their collaboration and his artistic practice in an open conversation in the Festival Centre.