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November 2019 - 5 days

(Photo: Kien Faye LEE)

(Photo: Kien Faye LEE)



Workshop Objectives

The aim of the workshop is to let things unfold spontaneously not only for participants but also for Agung himself as a dancer, director and choreographer. To facilitate such a process, Agung will provide each artist with directorial mentor-ship to support to construct a site-specific improvised performance piece that will be presented on Days 7 and 8 of the residency. 

Time for forums and discussion will be also allocated, so that participants can share and exchange personal experiences and perspectives to assist our reflective process. 

Workshop Methodology

The workshop will take you on an exploration of understanding your own body through the methodology that Agung has established over many years;

Breathing - wind giving breath
Listening - wind whispering to the ear
Sensing - wind touching your skin
Floating - wind rocking you like a cradle

Each one of those methodologies are strongly connected with the four requirements to perfect the art of Javanese court dance, which are;

Sawiji - (concentration of mind)
Greget - (enthusiasm and consciousness)
Sengguh - (self-confidence)
Ora Mingkuh - (no surrender)

As a framework for the workshop, the Bedeyo dance philosophy will be utilised to help participants understand the strong connection between Javanese spiritual and animistic practices and such influences and adapt them to artistic forms. 

Schedule (Nov 2019):

Schedule: Total of 5 full days

10th (Sun) - Artist Arriving by 6pm
11th (Mon) - WS Day 1
12th (Tue) - WS Day 2
13th (Wed) - WS Day 3
14th (Thu) - WS Day 4
15th (Fri) - WS Day 5
16th (Sat) - Artist Leaving


Costs: IRD3,500,000 or AUD360.00

> 5-day accommodation
> 3 meals/day
> workshop fee
> transport from/to the closest bus stop



No prior dance experience is required. This workshop is open to all forms of artistic practices - dancers, actors, performers, musicians, spoken word artists, media artists or anyone who are interested in the description of the workshop above. Agung, with the young local artists, will tailor some components for the areas of your interests.