Sardono Dance Theatre at Asia Society
Asia Society New York is hosting an interesting cultural event this weekend:
Sardono Dance Theatre Performs “Diponegoro”
Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas Festival
Saturday, June 13, 2009
From 7:30pm – 9:30pm
Sunday, June 14, 2009
From 3:00pm – 5:00pm
Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY
Hailed by the New York Times as “an explosive mixture of formal Javanese dance and wild movement,” “Diponegoro” is a dance theater work depicting the 19th-century Javanese prince and Muslim mystic who led a rebellion against the Dutch in the 1820s. Created by renowned director/choreographer Sardono Kusumo, and featuring a cast of eight Indonesian dancers and musicians, “Diponegoro” bridges tradition and contemporary dance to create a work of astounding originality.
Free pre-performance lecture at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 13 and at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 14.
Tickets are $25-$35
Visit www.muslimvoicesfestival.com or AsiaSociety.org for more details