Friday, August 24 at 6:15PM

Saung Budaya Dance was established in 2005 by Amalia Suryani to introduce new audiences to Indonesian culture through dance and music. As a vital part of the Indonesian community in New York, Saung Budaya repertoire includes various dances from all over Indonesian archipelago. They have performed at Lincoln Center, Asia Society, American Museum of Natural History, and The Metropolitan Museum of Art.

Saung Budaya presents two pieces showcasing the beauty and diversity of Indonesia with an interactive teaching component. Leleng will takes audiences deep into the jungles of Borneo, home to the Dayak Tribe, where a young girl lost is saved by the hornbill birds. Naiak Piring portrays the daily lives of women who balance baskets on their heads in the rice fields through farmers’ daily activities and harvest celebrations in West Sumatra. This dance comprises several quick movements with plates that create a throbbing atmosphere throughout the work.

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Inside/Out: Saung Budaya Dance

At Jacob’s Pillow: Aug 24