Dancing Dialogue: Embodying Diversity in Indonesia

Project: Research

Project Details


This Leverhulme International Academic Fellowship investigates how dance supports dialogue between diverse ethnic and religious communities in Indonesia. Hosted by the Centre for Religious and Cross-Cultural Studies, Universitas Gadjah Mada, I engage with cross-disciplinary approaches through exchanges with researchers, policy makers, dance artists and community participants. I examine the work of celebrated Indonesian dance artist Suprapto Suryodarmo in Solo and his colleague Diane Butler in Bali, amongst others, to observe how they facilitate psychophysical awareness and cross-community interaction through dance in outdoor public sites; and to consider how dance research can illuminate movement as a facet of working across ethnic, religious and geographical divides.
StatusNot started
Effective start/end date1/11/2031/12/21