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“Salt”: Perjalanan Tubuh Eko Supriyanto

By Michael HB Raditya (1112 words, 10-minute read) Read this review in English. Baca review ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Lima tahun belakangan, Eko Supriyanto, seorang koreografer terbaik yang dipunya Indonesia, telah menyita perhatian publik baik domestik ataupun mancanegara. Kerja koreografi yang dilakukannya…

“Salt”: The Journey of Eko Supriyanto’s Body

By Michael HB Raditya (1101 words, 10-minute read) Read this review in Bahasa Indonesia. Baca review ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Over the last five years, Eko Supriyanto, widely considered the best choreographer in Indonesia at the moment, has attracted both…

ANWESHA – Beyond the Darkness!

By Ezekiel Oliveira (524 words, 5-minute read)  Maya Dance Theatre tackles mental health in a mashup of dance and theatre that gives us a quartet of characters all struggling with depression and social anxiety. There is Shazam, an artist struggling…

“Binary” at M1 Contact Festival 2017: Dream States

By Chloe Calderon Chotrani (870 words, 8-minute read) Culminating the M1 Contact: Contemporary Dance Festival 2017 at Esplanade was Binary: International Artist Showcase. It featured two exquisite pieces Broken Lines by husband and wife, Dimo Kirilov and Tamako Akiyama of Kirilov-Akiyama Dance…

Mattie Do: Horror Film? It’s all Ballet.

By Chan Sze-Wei (903 words, 5 minute read) Many things have been written about Mattie Do, the pioneering female film director from Laos. She’s put her country’s horror films on the world festival map. “She wears international laurels including the BFI…