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Otniel Tasman Lengger Laut

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Antwerpen

20 10 '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

Otniel Tasman's works are deeply rooted in the traditions of his native Banyumas region, Central Java. His recent works  investigate in particular the lengger lanang dance, an eroticised fertility dance traditionally performed by men. In recent decades however moral concerns have increasingly led to lengger lanang being performed by women. 

Lengger Laut

In this stunning contemporary creation of the lengger dance, six male dancers reclaim and reinvent the lengger tradition. Lengger Laut is at the same time a vivid and exceptional contribution to the discussion of gender roles in Indonesia as well as a vibrant revival and development of the lengger lanang tradition.