Trilogy Dancing Jailolo: A Public Event with Cowles Visiting Artist/Scholar Eko Supriyanto
Moderated by Professor Ananya Chatterjea
Co-hosted by University of Minnesota Dance and Ananya Dance Theatre/Shawngram Institute for Performance & Social Justice
Free to Attend, First Come Limited Seating, Reception to Follow
Trilogy Dancing Jailolo
The pioneering choreographer of a new voice in Indonesian contemporary dance, Eko Supriyanto engages in a web of relations between his Javanese heritage and the shifting tides of maritime culture. Propelled by the experience of diving beneath the surface, Eko addresses the rhythms of maritime culture, the interplay between the forces of the ocean of which 80% of the Indonesian archipelago is comprised.
Founder and artistic director for EkosDance Company and Solo Dance Studio in Surakarta, Indonesia, Supriyanto is the leading Indonesian dancer and choreographer of his generation. A full-time faculty member of Institut Seni Indonesia (ISI) in Surakarta.
Trained in Javanese court dances and the Indonesian martial arts of Pencak Silat since the age of seven, Eko’s performance career spans major works and tours throughout Indonesia, Europe, United States of America, Australia and the Asian Pacific. A Fullbright Grantee of 2010 and Asian Cultural Center New York and Ford Foundation Grantee, Eko holds a Ph.D. in Performance Studies (2014) from Gadjah Mada University. He completed his second doctoral degree in creative arts at the Indonesian Institute for the Arts in Surakarta in July 2018. He holds a Master of Fine Arts in Dance and Choreography from the UCLA Department of World Arts and Cultures (2001) USA.