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Research with dancers Rahmida Dewi Patmawati and Fazle Shairmahomed in the studio @ Cloud/Danslab Den Haag, April 2018

In preparation for "GONG" - a cooperation with composer Iwan Gunawan, Aafke de Jong was offered a

2-week residency at Cloud/Danslab in the city of Den Haag (The Hague).

During this reseach De Jong especially dived into the abrubt changes of energy that are so remarkable in traditional Balinese dance. What happens if we transfer this concept to a more contemporary way of movement?


De Jong studied Balinese dance in Bali, Indonesia between 1999 and 2003 and after coming back to The Netherlands often uses elements from Balinese dance and social context as a source of inspiration for her work.

Two dancers who live in The Netherlands (Rahmida Dewi Patmawati and Fazle Shairmahomed) joined in in order to prepare for our new project GONG, which will be presented during the Internationales Gamelan Musikfestival München in Germany coming June, together with composer Iwan Gunawan and his ensemble Kyai Fatahillah.

Read more about this project here and pre-order your tickets!