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Traditional Society Confronted by New Challenges: Contemporary Choreography in Indonesia
By Renee Sariwulan

Indonesian society enjoys a wide variety of traditional arts. To quote Umar Kayam, a society expresses itself through its traditional arts. Just how a society expresses itself is closely related to social factors such as power, beliefs, rituals, and other factors which govern human interactions. Some traditions survived across the centuries, others vanished with the passage of time.More ...



Jecko Siompo

Jecko Siompo studied at the Jakarta Art Institute and created a number of works while still studying at the institute, including Goda, Ini Budi, Irian Zoom In, Asmat Dani, Obahorok, Buto Huruf, Unanuk, Tikus-Tikus, Di Kamar Kost, In Front Of Papua and Terima Kost. More ...

Theatres and Institutions

Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM)

Located on Jalan Cikini Raya, the Jakarta Art Centre, or Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), is home to the Jakarta Academy, Jakarta Art Council, Jakarta Art Foundation, Jakarta Art Institute (IKJ) and a number of galleries and art spaces. More ...

Education and Funding


Kelola was established in 1999 as a national non-profit organization and works directly with Indonesian arts communities by providing access to learning opportunities, funding, and information with the support of individuals, foundations, and corporations. More ...