• Otniel Tasman © Arief Budianto
  • SEGERA ©Felly Daryanto
  • Nan Jombang © Fionna Cullen
  • Melati Suryodarmo © Harry Hartantio
  • Cry Jailolo © by Bernie Ng Courtesy of Esplanade

Performing Arts

Eko Supriyanto

Eko Supriyanto Balabala In Jailolo, Eko worked with five young women on the martial art of pencak silat. His slow, rhythmic choreography is an ode to feminine strength.

Eko Supriyanto

Eko Supriyanto NEW CREATION. SALTIn his new solo, SALT, Eko returns to Jailolo to explore underwater anti-gravity. He dives beneath the surface of the ocean to try and master its forces.

Otniel Tasman

Otniel Tasman NEW CREATION. NOSHEHEORITDancer and choreographer Otniel Tasman explores the grey zone between the genders in his modern interpretation of the lengger, a sensual transgender dance from Banyumas (Java).

Melati Suryodarmo

Melati Suryodarmo NEW CREATION. Tomorrow, as PurposedIncorporating movements from the ancient pakarena dance of the Bugis, choreographer Melati Suryodarma explores the tragic effects of power on a personal and national level.


Rianto MediumRianto is a master of masked dance and the transgender lengger, to which he brings his own multimedia and urban interpretation.

Nan Jombang

Nan Jombang Whispering of ExileThe Nan Jombang dance company bases its superb and rigorous contemporary choreographies on Minang traditions, martial arts and percussion.

Nani Topeng Losari Cirebon

Nani Topeng Losari Cirebon Mask DanceAccompanied by a gamelan, the masked dance of Cirebon is known for the opulence of its costumes and colourful masks, which are given magical powers.

Saman Gayo Lues

Saman Gayo Lues Saman DanceThe Gayo’s “dance of a thousand hands” performed by young, kneeling men who sing and use their bodies as percussion. Explosive energy!

Pencak silat

Pencak silat Pencak silat is an impressive, visually rhythmic and stylised Indonesian martial art. It is practised with weapons, batons or bare hands.

Teater Payung Hitam

Teater Payung Hitam POSTHASTE (TBC)In their new piece without words, actors of the antiauthoritarian Teater Payung Hitam find themselves in a “danger room” where everything can and does turn against them.

Sardono W. Kusono

Sardono W. Kusono Expanded CinemaThrough archive footage and his own experimental short films, this documentary reveals the man behind the legend of choreographer and filmmaker Sardono.

Moh. Hariyanto

Moh. Hariyanto G.H.U.L.U.R.Moh. Hariyanto from the Island of Madura has shot to international fame with G.H.U.L.U.R., choreography of rare power and violence using heavy, corrugated steel sheets.

Sherli Novalinda

Sherli Novalinda In the Footsteps of the BodyWith a simple yet powerful scenography, Sherli Novalinda proposes a moving choreography, focusing on the powerful body of the soloist Kurniadi Ilham.

Mugiyono Kasido

Mugiyono Kasido The RumorsIn his solo, The Rumors, dancer Mugiyono Kasido observes with acerbic humour the chaos that reigns in the society, economy and politics of his country.

I Gede Radiana Putra

I Gede Radiana Putra Baris DanceBaris, the traditional martial art dance of Bali, explores the full spectrum of emotions experienced by a young man leaving for war, from his initial fear to final victory.

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Jompet Kuswidananto

Meg Stuart/Damaged Goods & Jompet Kuswidananto NEW CREATION. Carte blancheAmerican choreographer Meg Stuart and visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto explore contemporary Indonesia. Imaginary spaces - and the voices that resonate there - are the starting point of an adventurous search in unknown land.

Gisèle Vienne

Gisèle Vienne NEW CREATION. Carte BlancheGisèle Vienne received carte blanche to immerse herself in the magical world of Indonesian performative rituals full of masks and puppets, together with musician Stephen O'Malley and photographer Estelle Hanania.