23(Sun)September 2018, 15:00 Open Studio and Showcase

La Danse Macabre(Process in Progress)

I Putu Bagus Bang Sada or Gusbang
(choreographer, Bali–Yogyakarta)
Natasha Gabriella Tontey
(visual artist, Jakarta-Yogyakarta)

The starting point of this collaborative work is Gusbang and Tontey‮ ‬’s shared affinity towards the themes of fear and death‭.  ‬Both of them have explored these themes separately in their previous works‭. ‬Their previous research into fear and death brought them to subjects of the transcendental or spiritual‭, ‬and relating to social and cultural myths and the horror genre‭. ‬

In La Danse Macabre‭, ‬Gusbang and Tontey chose to deepen their research by surveying funeral homes in Yogyakarta‭, ‬interviewing foresinc experts and mortuary personnel who prepare the body for funeral rites‭. ‬They inquire into their anecdotes‭; ‬modes of

Artist Profile

I Putu Bagus Bang Sada or Gusbang (b. 1993) is a choreographer from Bali who graduated from Indonesia’s Arts Institute (ISI), Yogyakarta, with a BA and MA degree in dance. Through his practice Gusbang investigates the Balinese traditional culture in relation to his own modern identity that is simultaneously religious and cosmopolitan. He is also interested in new interpretations of Balinese traditional practices. Gusbang has performed in various festivals including Rota Do Oriente Lisbon, Portugal (2013), World Dance Day Solo (2014), Asia Tri Japan (2015), Turkish Folk Dance Festival (2015), World Culture Forum (2016). In 2017, Gusbang joined the residency programme Monsoon Platform, part of Europalia Indonesia in Leuven, Belgium.

Performance Schedule

23(Sun)September 2018, 15:00


BLACK BOX, Akademi Seni Budaya dan Warisan Kebangsaan(ASWARA)