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Indonesian Dance from the Island of Bali

Learn traditional Indonesian from the island of Bali with Modero. Participants will learn the basic postures, hand and eye movements of a classical welcome dance. Sinta will be working closely with students to transfer her energy and knowledge as the master artist through intricate choreography accompanied by mesmerizing gamelan sound. 

Pennsylvania Curriculum Standards

(A=Assembly; W=Workshop; R=Residency)

9.1 Production, Performance and Exhibition of Dance, Music, Theatre and Visual Arts A, W, R

9.2 Historical and Cultural Contexts A, W, R

10.5 Concepts, Principles and Strategies of Movement W, R

15.4 Learning Through Experience A, W, R

25.3 Pro-Social Relationships with Adults W, R

25.4 Pro-Social Relationships with Peers W, R

Art Form(s): Music, Dance

Genre: Asian

Video Residency Available
Assembly, Workshop, and Residency Offerings

Indonesian Dance from the Island of Bali Assembly

 Modero will perform a medley of traditional Balinese dances in full, ornate and colorful traditional costumes. The Assembly will start with a procession of dancers, the head of the ensemble will open the assembly with a Balinese blessing which will then followed by by 3 traditional dances. Each dance will be introduced to provide history and context of the Balinese culture. 

Best for: ELC  •  PreK-12  •  Special Needs  •  After-School/Community

Indonesian Dance from the Island of Bali Workshop

An introductory workshop on Balinese dance that will:
- instructs participants in the basic principles, postures, and movements of Balinese dance 
- introduces male and female dance styles
- includes a question-answer session on Balinese dance's cultural context

No previous formal training in dance is required. 

Best for: K-12  •  After-School/Community


Indonesian Dance from the Island of Bali Residency

The Balinese Dance residency is a cultural journey that allow students to fully experience the meaning and responsibilities of a traditional Balinese dancer. During the residency students will learn the different aspects of the art form including history, choreography and performance. 

The residency begins with an Assembly style performance, featuring member(s) of Modero & Company performing the specific choreography in full costume. 

During each week of the residency, students can work with the members of Modero to have a deeper understanding in:

History: Students will understand the story and the context of the cultural dance. When the dance is typically performed and if there's any ritual that must be practiced to perform the dance. 

Choreography: Students will focus on postures, body movements, expression and storytelling through dance. 

Make-up & Costume: Students (with guidance from Modero members) will learn the performance aspects of the art form including the appropriate make-up and costume and how to wear them. 

Best for: 6-12  •  After-School/Community

About the Artist

Featuring: Modero & Company

Born and raised in Indonesia, Sinta began her dance training at the age of 5 and studied under a few master artists then began her professional debut at the age of 10. After moving to the US in 1999 and not giving up her passion for dancing, she founded the Indonesian Cultural Club of DE. She returns to Indonesia often where she trains further in Balinese, Javanese, and other dance styles. In 2011 she founded Modero & Company Dance in South Philadelphia.

Sinta’s vision is to preserve the traditional Indonesian culture through dancing, food, events and other experiences for the South Philly’s Indonesian community as well as the greater Philadelphia public. Her mission through her passion of dancing, food and quality events is to bring the community together. She works closely within the community and beyond to promote unity in diversity. Her motto is rooted from her Indonesian heritage which is Gotong Royong (loosely translated: teamwork) and Sintuwu Maroso (to live in harmony and strong as a community).

Sinta has been awarded the Art and Change grant from the Leeway Foundation in 2015 and a 2nd year Apprenticeship grant recipient for PA Council on the Arts. She currently working on her original dance repertoires with her dance group Modero & Company. 

Joined Musicopia: 2019

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