Performances

Balinese dance – tari gabor, for our ending program ceremony #grateful #balinese #dance #tari #gabor #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightaheaddotcom

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June 3, 2015 -
indian-puppet-shadow-show

Yesterday I got the chance to see an Indian shadow puppet show – Togalu Gombeyaata. I was very curious to see how it is after seeing performances of wayang kulit, the traditional Indonesian shadow puppet. The first difference which I could see was that the puppets were human-sized and there were more puppeteers manipulating them. […]

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May 28, 2015 -
hindu-temple-rehearsal

The best way to start the day is with a dance rehearsal right in a Hindu temple! #grateful #morning #balinese #dance #hindu #temple #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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May 19, 2015 -

Yesterday was the World Dance Day and it was also celebrated in Solo, the cultural city of central Java, Indonesia. Traditional dances and contemporary dances accompanied with mainly live music were performed all over the city. It is amazing how many different styles of dance exist here in Indonesia! Together with my colleagues, I have […]

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April 30, 2015 -
hindu-temple-performance

Saturday we were invited to perform balinese dance in a ceremony from a hindu temple and the balinese gamelan orchestra will play also. I am very grateful to take place in such a spiritual event and that I will listen the balinese gamelan right in the hindu temple although we will be in Solo! Photo […]

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April 29, 2015 -

Preparation for World Dance Day‬. #art #institute #surakarta #world #dance #day #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast #gostraightahead

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April 27, 2015 -
contemporary-batik-dance

Contemporary batik dance by cantik ibu for celebrating the women rights national hero Raden Ajeng Kartini. #ceremony #national #hero #women #rights #kartini#136th #day #surakarta #indonesia #straightahead#totheeast #gostraightahead

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April 21, 2015 -

From the backstage ;). We will perform soon balinese dance! #tari #bali #art #institute #surakarta #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast

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April 15, 2015 -

Dressed in white or in traditional costume, Balinese people make a group meditation in their hindu temples, pre-ceremony for the Ney Balinese Year, Nyepie. Tomorrow there is the purification ceremony on the beach, we are so happy that we are here, feeling this special energy. #balinese #new #year #rituals #traditions #culture #twintravelers #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast

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March 17, 2015 -
kids-on-motorbike

These cute little girls are getting used to the motorbike since little :). Indonesians use motorbikes a lot and a whole family (with 2 or 3 kids) fit easily on one. When they need, they can transport maaany many things on one. Children start riding the normal bike and then, even at 7 years old, […]

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March 15, 2015 -
indian-festival-solo

Happening now: the opening of the Indian Festival in Surakarta, Indonesia. I can say just: colors, joy, rhythm, music and dance :)! #indian #culture #festival #surakarta #indonesia #straighahead #totheeast

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March 12, 2015 -

A small video so you can create an image of our last night gamelan performance 😉 #gamelan #performance #surakarta #art #institute #indonesia #straightahead #totheeast

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March 2, 2015 -
sound_check_before_performance

Sound check before our gamelan performance

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March 1, 2015 -

Tomorrow, 1st of March, at 7pm, in the big pendopo of the Surakarta Art Institute bohemian campus, we will spread intercultural musical energy through a wonderful gamelan performance! In Romania, 1st of march marks the beginning of spring through a nice tradition and here in Indonesia we will mark it through gamelan. More about the […]

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February 28, 2015 -

Sneak peek from our rehearshal for our gamelan concert from the 1st of march!

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February 21, 2015 -