Selamat Tahun Baru/Happy New Year 2015!

January 1, 2015 | Events Archive, News | Comments Off

We’ve had a fun- and education-filled year in 2014, with events around the New Haven area, in the MidWest, and in Indonesia and Southeast Asia.  We’d like to offer a look back:


2014 Highlights in Pictures

The photo montage contains images from various events from 2014, including special workshops and sessions led by Bapak Waleed and his senior students, and performances both led by Bapak Waleed and featuring his students showcasing movements of Silat Tuo Minang and Indonesian Dance such as Tari Piring:

Class at IPMI led by Bapak Waleed
Self Defense Workshop at Yale
A Different Drum Dance Performance
Co-Op CAS Spring Dance Concert
“Ritual & Performance” Seminar at the ISM
Indonesian Dance with the YaleDancers
Educational Outreach at Gan Yeladim

A look forward: stay tuned to this webpage, and keep in touch for additional workshops, weekly classes, educational outreach events, and performances in 2015…

Our Sincere Thanks are in order to all the institutions and individuals who offered their support and collaboration throughout this year.

With Best Wishes for Health, Happiness, and Success in 2015 and Beyond, from Bapak Waleed and Everyone at the ISFA/I!

Holiday Giving Season is Here!

November 17, 2014 | News | Comments Off

All around campus and throughout town, various organizations, departments, and student groups are holding food, toy, and clothing drives to benefit needy communities in and around New Haven. Here is a listing of several currently ongoing opportunities: Hunger & Homelessness Auction at the Yale M [...]

Indonesian Inspiration at A Different Drum

November 16, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

November 8, 2014 Yale University | New Haven CT The dancers from A Different Drum, a premiere student dance company from Yale University, perform their “Indonesian Inspiration: Tari Piring” as part of their fall show in November 2014. They included an acknowledgement in the program: Than [...]

Tari Piring in New Haven

November 14, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

In the midst of a performance of ballet, jazz, and modern, brightly lit candles danced on plates across the floor… Last weekend, Yale undergraduate student members of “A Different Drum” (ADD) performed their annual fall showcase. ADD presented three shows in the auditorium of the E [...]

ADD Performance This Weekend: iDANCE -> iAM

November 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

A Different Drum, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, will hold their semi-annual production this weekend. The talented group will perform a variety of pieces, including one inspired by Tari Piring of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia! There are three opportunities to see the [...]

Yale University Founder’s Day to Celebrate Yale’s 313th Birthday

October 9, 2014 | News | Comments Off

On Tuesday, October 14, Yale University will celebrate the 313th anniversary of its founding (October 9, 1701), with a new celebration “Founder’s Day“. Founder’s Day will include community-wide open house activities at the Yale museums and art galleries, as well as special op [...]

Night of Gamelan at the Museum

October 7, 2014 | News | Comments Off

Thursday night, the Yale Suprabanggo Gamelan (“Indonesian Orchestra”) enchanted crowds of visitors to the Yale Art Gallery with a performance of traditional music from Central Java, Indonesia. Led by Maho Ishiguro, the group of Yale undergraduate and graduate students, community members [...]

YaleDancers & an introduction to Indonesian Dance

October 3, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off

Last Wednesday, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, the YaleDancers, invited Bapak Waleed to give them an introduction to Traditional Indonesian Dance.  Always interested in broadening their repertoire, even in the direction of more traditional movements, the dancers tried some basic steppi [...]

September is Hunger Action Month!

September 19, 2014 | News | Comments Off

September is National Hunger Action Month, with the Connecticut Food Bank and New Haven’s own Downtown Evening Soup Kitchen participating in raising awareness.  If you missed our recent trip to the Soup Kitchen, but would like to join us for our evenings of service, please let us know.  The [...]

Spotlight: Educational Center for the Arts

September 15, 2014 | Community Profiles | Comments Off

ACES Educational Center for the Arts Situated in the heart of New Haven’s Audubon Arts district, the Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) provides a unique opportunity for high school students from around the New Haven region and state to pursue their budding artistic interests and talents wh [...]

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We are the local New Haven, CT branch of the International Silat Federation of America and Indonesia, dedicated to sharing the traditional arts, culture, music, theater, and natural wellness methods of the Minangkabau community of West Sumatra, Indonesia.