9 September (Sunday) Programme Rundown

15:00-15:45

Workshop

17:15-18:20

Workshop and performance by Rianto

Programme Description
The largest archipelago in the world, Indonesia is comprised of hundreds of ethnic groups, each with their own unique culture and dance traditions. This September, Indonesian dance artist Rianto, founder of the classical Javanese dance company Dewandaru Dance Company in Tokyo and member of the Akram Khan Dance Company, joins students from the SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Dance Team for a showcase of traditional and contemporary dance from the island of Java. In a series of workshops and demonstrations, Rianto and the students introduce traditional Javanese dance techniques and demonstrate how traditional movements can be incorporated into contemporary works.

Free workshop in English. No registration required.

About Rianto
Born in Kaliori village in Banyumas, Java, Indonesian dancer Rianto was trained in classical Javanese dance and East Javanese folk dance from a young age, specialising in the cross-gender form of Lengger. Since 2003, Rianto has been based in Tokyo, where he founded the classical Javanese dance company Dewandaru Dance Company. He has worked with a spectrum of international choreographers, producers and companies while remaining dedicated to finding his own voice for contemporary Javanese performing arts. He is now a dancer with the Akram Khan Company. In 2017, he embarked on a new research phase into cross-gender traditions and transgender performance across the Indonesian archipelago.

About SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Dance Team
Established in 1979, the SKH Bishop Mok Sau Tseng Secondary School Dance Team is one of the most popular extra-curricular groups at the school. Led by Siu Chung Hung and Ting Chi Man, the dance team has received numerous awards in the Hong Kong School Dance Festival and other dance competitions, and also performed at the Beijing 2008 Olympics torch relay and equestrian events.

Other events