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

Tubuh DANG TubuhDUT(Research in Progress)
Ayu Permata Sari

Ayu Permata Sari (Lampung-Yogyakarta)

Ayu begins with a question of how dangdut‭ – ‬Indonesian popular music that combines the beats of Malay-Indian pop music and Arabic tunes‭ – ‬influences the dangdut movement‭. ‬Ayu initiates her research by archiving joged‭ (‬dance movement‭) ‬performed by dangdut audience in Gabusan local craft market‭, ‬Yogyakarta‭. ‬The archiving is conducted by firstly embodying the so-called joged dangdut as performed by the audience‭. ‬Ayu observes how this embodiment process takes place in her own body‭, ‬which is trained in traditional and contemporary dance technique‭, ‬a very different sensibility from joged dangdut‭. ‬Her aim was to familiarise vocabularies of‭ ‬the joged dangdut movement‭, ‬as well as to observe the bodily reaction towards joged dangdut‭, ‬for instance the relaxing effect‭, ‬pleasure‭, ‬etc‭. ‬Some questions arising on the perspectives of the audience‭ (‬and society-at-large‭) ‬towards the dangdut‭ ‬

Artist Profile

Ayu Permata Sari was born in 1992 in Kotabumi, Northern Lampung, South Sumatra, and belongs to the Pepadun cultural group, one of two main indigenous groups in Lampung, and embraces Islam. She majored in choreography at the Indonesia Institute for the Arts (ISI) in Yogyakarta (2010), and pursued her Masters degree in 2014. In 2016 she founded Ayu Permata Dance Company in Yogyakarta. In 2017, Ayu did a residency in Leuven and Brussels (Belgium) as part of Monsoon Europalia festival. Her work Kami Buta (We’re Blind) won the “Jasa Bakti” award at the Asian Technology Festival in Johor, Malaysia, in 2018. She is presently preparing for the Indonesian Dance Festival emerging choreographers platform.

Performance Schedule

23(Sun)September 2018, 15:00


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