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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

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  •  Students with Disabilities  •  After-School/Community

Also available as a Workshop or Residency! (Residency can be in-person or offered via video.)


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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