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Javanese Trance Workshop


Saturday 12 December 2015
1 - 8 pm $150/120
Fleming Park Hall, 104 Victoria Street, East Brunswick.
(limited to 20 participants)

bookings: http://www.trybooking.com/JMOS

A rare opportuity to work with Trance in a workshop with Agus Riyanto. Agung Gunawan and Tony Yap will introduce basic levels of internal focuses and states of trance in relation to kinesthetics and movements. Dancers, actors, musicians and anyone interested in trance-in-performance are welcome to participate.
Participants will be taken through the psychophysicallity of unbridled states in its relation to contemporary dance & performance practice. The workshop will cumulate to a final hour of a framed improvisation.

Agus Riyanto In 2007 Agus revived the traditional art of Bull-trance (Bantengan) that had been extinct in the city of Batu, East Java. He is founding director of the supreme Bantengan Trance Carnival, Nuswantara Joyo in collaboration with the Arts Island Festival 2008 -2014. He achived Awards for bull-trances and bull whips in Batu since 1985. Mas Agus is a sharman and a proficient painter.

Agung Gunawan Agung Gunawan- studied Yogyakartanese classical dance in Surya Kencana at the Kraton (Palace). Winning numerous awards, he is highly accomplished in both traditional Javenese and contemporary dance, in Indonesia and internationally. He is founding director of Arts Island Festival.




Email: tonyyap@netspace.net.au > Ph: +61 412 019 876
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