Spectacular Rianto at Darwin Festival 2016

Spectacular Rianto at Darwin Festival 2016

In conjunction with Darwin Festival 2016, Indonesian Consulate hosted an Opening Night Function for Rianto, an Indonesian artist who performed at the Darwin Festival on 5th of August at the Indonesian Consulate Community Hall. Rianto has been invited by Darwin Festival committee to performed for three days from 5th to 7th of August 2016.

Rianto is well-known on his deep knowledge of traditional Javanese dance with a sophisticated navigation of contemporary dance techniques and international practices. Rianto performed his own masterpiece "Medium". "Medium" is Rianto's universal call for freedom and embracing the contradiction, mysteries and layered diversity that is at the heart of Javanese tradition.

Rianto accompanied by his wife, Miray Kawashima from Japan. Rianto explained he will be in Yirrkala, Gove for a week and will be doing Dance Workshop. This Dance Workshop is to introduce Indonesian Traditional Dance to the Aborigin who has a relationship with the Makassan over 300 years ago. Rianto was looking forward to spend his time in Yirrkala and share his knowledge in Traditional Indonesian Dance.

"It is a great opportunity to let our Indonesian culture in music and dance be worldwide known especially here in Darwin. I think it is also a great experience for Pak Rianto going to Yirrkala for his Dance Workshop to introduce our friends here in Northern Territory to the Indonesian dance", said Mr. Andre Omer Siregar, Consul to Indonesian Consulate in Darwin. (SD)