Sardono W. Kusumo Indonesia

Choreographer, dancer and film-maker Sardono W. Kusumo combines traditional and indigenous dance with modern dance techniques and improvisation forms. Sardono concocts a blend whose ingredients come from a classical training in Javan martial arts and court dancing, and from contemporary notions of theatre. Sardono’s search for man’s place in his cultural and natural environment sometimes culminates in personal activism: he has drawn attention to the Indonesian rain forests and those who live there.