The Narratives
of The Indonesian Dancescape

Bodies of Care

DokumenTARI is a product of Sasikirana KoreoLAB & Dance Camp that primarily focuses on increasing the skill in articulating critical thinking of Indonesian dance practitioners. Through this virtual map, we can find pins of stories from our contributors that utilize the methods of photographic essay and life-narratives as an exercise to start questioning their closest circle before leading themselves to study a wider scope of the society.

Bodies of Care is a performing arts project that invites the public to actively participate in a performance created by ten young choreographers from Indonesia and Germany together with performance artists Melati Suryodarmo (Indonesia) and the media- and performance collective LIGNA (Germany). 

As the COVID-19 pandemic has radically changed our culture and gestures of caring about one another, this experimental project critically reviews our understanding and daily practices of care and community care. Responses to ever more urgent questions about care — who cares and who does not care for whom —vary in different local and global contexts.

Produced and organized by The Goethe-Institut Indonesien and Sasikirana KoreoLAB & Dance Camp (Indonesia), this project is a result of an intensive online artistic development process of ten young choreographers and dancers – seven from Indonesia and three from Germany. The artists try to define care and community care in relation to their practices as choreographers, expressly related to the embodiment of care in their communities. Initiated by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien and together with Melati Suryodarmo and LIGNA as mentors and facilitators, they have created an instructional performance that audiences in different public spaces can conduct.

Bodies of Care’s Choreographers:

Abdul Hadi (Bandung, Indonesia),

Kurniadi Ilham (Jambi, Indonesia),

Densiel Lebang (Jakarta/Toraja, Indonesia),

I Nyoman Krisna Satya Utama (Bali, Indonesia),

Ela Mutiara (Sukabumi, Indonesia),

Mekratingrum Hapsari (Solo, Indonesia),

I Made Yogi Sugiartha (Bali, Indonesia),

Eva Borrmann (Nürnberg, Germany),

Izabella Maria Herzfeld (Berlin, Germany),

Marlen Pflueger and Yasmina Lammler

(Berlin, Germany).

Editor :
Galuh Pangestri Larashati

Eka Wahyuni

Iin Ainar Lawide
Theodora Melsasail
Dwi Febrianto
Siska Aprisia
Trina Acacia
Patry Prasetya

Fitri R. Irmalasari
Dyah Hartanti

German Participants

Izabella Herzfeld – Berlin, Germany

Marlen Pfueger & Yasmina Lammler – Berlin, Germany

Eva Borrmann – Nürnberg, Germany

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