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Ghost Track and Ascent

August 2nd 2011

Coreographers by Andrea Leine and Harijono Roebana,
in collaboration with the dancers
Composer by Iwan Gunawan

LeineRoebana is a modern dance group established by two choreographers, Andrea Leine (Dutch) and Harijono Roebana (Indonesian). Since the 1990s, this group has been recognized and holds an important position in the dance world in the Netherlands.

The initial idea for Ghost Track came from gamelan, the sound character of which for Leine and Roebana is interesting and challenges the sense of hearing. This collaboration later also involved Iwan Gunawan—who has his roots in traditional Sundanese music and also has knowledge of contemporary Western music. With this mixture, the two choreographers began to work on their dance pieces. The fundamental question that they attempt to explore is about the differences that may appear in the movements of European and Indonesian dancers. If a dancer communicates with movement, then is the culture and practice each dancer follows going to give them a different language of movement? Ghost Track is an exploration performed by and with one another—with the consequence of exploring oneself and the tradition in which each individual participates.

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Besides showcasing Ghost Track, LeineRoebana will also present Ascent, one of their works which debuted at the Chassé Theater, Breda, Netherland, on January 14, 2009. According to Trouw magazine, this piece shows physical strength transformed into a magical quality. There is a beautiful, but dark atmosphere, in the spirit of Ascent—thanks to the electronic composition by Yannis Kyriakides.

This demonstration is part of rehearsals scheduled by LeineRoebana in Indonesia in July 2011 and later in Europe in October 2011. This demonstration of the piece will be followed by a debut performance in the Netherlands on November 18th 2011. The complete 80-minute performance will also be shown for the first time in Asia in around February 2012 at Teater Salihara.

Time:8.00PM – 10.00PM
Ticket:IDR 50.000 (public) & IDR 25.000 (student)
Venue:Salihara Gallery
Jl. Salihara No. 16, Pasar Minggu, South Jakarta

For more information, please call:
Tel. +62 21 789-1202

Posted on July 25th 2011












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