Southeast Asia | Listen & Watch

Dance from Indonesia: Classical and Modern

Watch as master Javanese dancers Urip Sri Maeny and Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo perform pieces from the classical court tradition of central Java, as well as a new work reflecting modern dance innovations in Indonesia. They’re accompanied by a gamelan ensemble led by Sumarsam, one of the world’s leading authorities on Indonesian music.


Performing Indonesia

The Freer|Sackler has been home to three Performing Indonesia festivals. Listen and learn through the online publication and the music podcasts below.

Javanese Gamelan Music

Shimmering Sounds from Bali: The Gamelan Ensemble of the Indonesian Institute of the Arts

Balinese Music and Dance: Gamelan Mitra Kusuma


Festival Booklets

Further your knowledge of Indonesia’s performance traditions with the festival booklets.

Performing Indonesia: A Conference and Festival of Music, Dance, and Drama (2013)

Performing Indonesia: Music, Dance, and Theater from West Java (2014)

Performing Indonesia: Islamic Intersections (2016)


Aspects of Angkor

Immerse yourself in Aspects of Angkor, a series of lectures and gallery talks exploring topics addressed in the Sackler exhibition Gods of Angkor: Bronzes from the National Museum of Cambodia (2010–11).