the Indonesian archipelago, the art of dance flourishes. Whether
it is performed by local companies in the squares of small
villages or by national ensembles beneath the Temples at Prambanan,
it is both beautiful and inspiring to witness. Dance in Indonesia
is a combination of several different art forms into one.
Theater, storytelling, literature, puppetry, poetry recitals,
music and dance can be found in a single performance. Often
accompanied by gamelan orchestras, these traditional repertoires
are a direct link to the islands’ cultural heritage.
They connect the ritual and ceremonial past with a vibrant
and evolving present.