nATFEST 2018

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nATFEST, an international contemporary dance festival organized by nATANDA Dance Theatre of Sri Lanka will be held from the 10th to the 11th of November 2018 at the British School Auditorium at 7:00 PM.

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Malay CultureFest 2018

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Diantara Sujud (In Between Invocations | Before I Kiss the Ground) Perempuan Terakhir (The Last Woman) About Malay CultureFest 2018 In conjunction with the ‘Undangan ke Baitullah: Pilgrims’ Stories from the Malay World to Makkah’ special exhibition, this year’s Malay…

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ChangMu International Performing Arts Festival 2018 – Rantau Berbisik

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RANTAU BERBISIK ChangMu International Performing Arts Festival 2018 – Seoul, Korea Selatan 24 s/d 30 Agustus 2018. Adalah drama keluarga berdasarkan seni bela diri dan tradisi rakyat, menggunakan bahasa gaya tarian modern. Dalam masyarakat Minangkabau yang unik sejak usia yang sangat…

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Taiwan East Coast Land Arts Festival – Rantau Berbisik

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RANTAU BERBISIK Tarian ini berasal dari orang Minangkabau (Minang) dan juga merupakan penduduk asli di dataran tinggi Sumatera Barat, Indonesia, umumnya dikenal sebagai orang Padang. Memilik budaya matrilineal, properti dan tanah diwariskan dari ibu ke anak, tetapi urusan agama dan…

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Contemporary Minang dance praised in Vienna

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The ‘Rantau Berbisik’ dance is performed by Padang group Nan Jombang. (Europalia Arts Festival Indonesia/Feri Latief) The Rantau Berbisik dance performance brought a contemporary touch to the Europalia Festival in Austria, depicting the West Sumatra Minangkabau tradition of merantau, in which young leave home,  by incorporating traditional martial arts and other Minang…

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Nan Jombang brings Indonesian dance to U.S.

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A high-pitched wail marks the beginning of “Rantau Berbisik,” translated as “Whisperings of Exile.” It’s the sound of pain, but it’s also a clear, ringing one-note aria. This was pain through a filter of restraint and acceptance. So it goes…

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Welcome Autumn and Fall for Dance

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Music is my first love, so it shouldn’t be surprising that dance is a close second. Naturally when offered tickets to Fall for Dance, an autumn show nine years running featuring, among others, the work of Sumatran dance company Nan…

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Let Nan Jombang and Asia Society whisk you away

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The East side is a little bit like another world – at 7:45 p.m. at 70th and Park Ave on a Saturday, it was silent but for little puffs of breath from the occasional hand-holding couple. The austerity of the…

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