Learn basic gestures, postures, and movements of traditional Javanese dance from two masters. Then, practice techniques that modern Indonesian choreographers have developed by expanding upon these traditions in exciting new ways. For ages 16 and older. No experience necessary.
Urip Sri Maeny has taught Javanese dance at Wesleyan University for forty years. She has performed at the Metropolitan Museum of Art; Lincoln Center; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Oxford University; Burg Herzberg Festival; and for Indonesian consulates in Hong Kong, Australia, Saudi Arabia, Egypt, Kuwait, and Iraq.
Dancer and choreographer Pamardi Tjiptopradonggo is trained in both classical and contemporary Javanese forms. He is on the faculty of the Institute of the Arts in Surakarta and has taught, performed, and choreographed in Japan, Korea, the Philippines, China, India, Europe, and the United States.