Acehnese Dancers Tour the Northeast

February 20, 2015 | News | Comments Off

In early 2015, a group of 9 dancers from Aceh, Indonesia, from the northern tip of the island of Sumatra, are visiting the United States and touring throughout the Northeast.  Their tour is taking the ladies around various locations in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and New York, to both perform and lead seminars and workshops.  Sponsored in part by the Asia Society, the National Endowment for the Arts, the New England Foundation for the Arts, the Doris Duke Foundation, and arts centers at Wesleyan University, Wellesley College, and the College of the Holy Cross, the “Celebrate Aceh!” Dance Tour will bring the vibrancy of Indonesian culture to life for many who have never experienced anything like it before.  As advertised in the Hartford Courant, “the show mixes folk dances, sacred music, percussion, elaborate costumes and complex choreography…”

The tour includes events at —

The College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA: Sunday February 23, 3pm.

Wesleyan University, Middletown, CT: Friday February 27, 8pm, with pre-show talk at 7:15.

Asia Society, New York, NY: Saturday February 28, 8pm.

Special Event: Dance Workshop at the Asia Society, New York, NY: Sunday March 1, 11am.

Wellesley College, Wellesley, MA: Thursday March 5, 7:30pm.

Details and ticketing information for each event can be found by clicking the links above.  The Wesleyan University performance has already sold out a pre-show dinner event “Dine/Dance/Discover”… Get your tickets today!




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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.