After the international success of Cry Jailolo and Balabala, (both created with youths of Jailolo in North Maluku and presented by Asia TOPA) Eko Supriyanto turns his gaze inwards with a new solo work.After the international success of Cry Jailolo and Balabala, (both created with youths of Jailolo in North Maluku and presented by Asia TOPA) Eko Supriyanto turns his gaze inwards with a new solo work.
The pioneering choreographer of a new voice in Indonesian contemporary dance, Eko engages in a web of relations between his Javanese heritage and the rhythm of the underwater world – a world without gravity where new perspectives emerge.
Drawing from his classical dance training, his diving experience, and the Javanese agricultural tradition of carving in the ground, SALT takes the forms of Jatilan (Magelang folk trance dance) and Cakelele (war dance from North Maluku) and places them within the state of weightlessness.
Propelled by the experience of diving beneath the surface, SALT address the rhythm and force of the ocean, which makes up 80% of the Indonesian archipelago. Beneath the surface power relations and identities are levelled.
In SALT, Eko plunges into a state of anti-gravity beneath the ocean surface, a dance that addresses embedded cultural hierarchies and changing perspectives. He unravels his roots and vocabulary as a classically trained dancer that is tied to dominant Javanese agricultural history. He asks if its possible for the gaze to suspend all projected perceptions.
- This event is wheelchair accessible
- Date : NOV 3 & NOV 4 2017
- Time : 8 pm
- Where : Sylvia Staehli Theatre, Dancehouse
- Tiket price : $25 F | $20 C | $15 DH Members
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