[Public Lecture Series] Dancing the Sacred: Morality and Religion in Nusantara Dance Forms


Ery Mefri (Founder, Nan Jombang Dance Company, Indonesia)
Fauziah Hanum (President, Sri Wana, Singapore)
Rini Widiastuti (Founder, Guntur Mataram Dance Company, Indonesia)

Amin Farid (Co-Founder, DIAN Dancers, Singapore)

In English.

| In conjunction with Malay CultureFest 2018 & Undangan ke Baitullah special exhibition

Nusantara dance forms have traditionally been associated with sacred rituals, royal observances and human morality informed by animism, Hinduism, Buddhism, Islam and cultures that the region has come in contact with. Dance in the Nusantara today still carries the symbols and philosophies of these various aspects.

This forum will discuss how the region’s rich religious heritage continue to inspire the works of dancers and choreographers, what current trends are being observed, and where they see the future taking the various threads of Nusantara dance forms.


About Malay CultureFest 2018

In conjunction with the ‘Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah’ special exhibition, this year’s Malay CultureFest will focus on artistic expressions of devotion and faith, found throughout the Nusantara.

With a myriad of activities including newly commissioned performances, talks and workshops, Malay CultureFest 2018 is one cultural extravaganza not to be missed!

Sat Oct 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM SGT
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Venue Address
85 Sultan Gate, Singapore Singapore
Malay Heritage Centre | Taman Warisan Melayu