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Introduction to Indonesian Dance at ACES-ECA

December 18, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Introduction to Indonesian Dance at ACES-ECA

The Educational Center for the Arts (ECA) in New Haven invited Bapak Waleed and the International Silat Federation of New Haven to introduce the traditional, cultural dances and movements of West Sumatra, Indonesia, to their high school dance students during a two-day workshop held earlier this mont [...]

Indonesian Inspiration at A Different Drum

November 16, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Indonesian Inspiration at A Different Drum

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 on Tari Piring in New Haven

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 [...]

YaleDancers & an introduction to Indonesian Dance

October 3, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on YaleDancers & an introduction to Indonesian Dance

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 [...]

ISF educational outreach in Toledo, OH

August 13, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on ISF educational outreach in Toledo, OH

The International Silat Federation was invited to conduct a presentation for a kindergarten class at Gan Yeladim in Toledo, Ohio. The students were given an interactive presentation introducing them to the country of Indonesia, its location, and other significant country facts. Students were amazed [...]

Workshop Recap: Bapak Waleed offers Practical Women’s Self Defense

April 26, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Workshop Recap: Bapak Waleed offers Practical Women’s Self Defense

On Saturday morning, Bapak Waleed led workshop participants in a Self Defense workshop based on the movements of Silat Tuo Minang, from West Sumatra, Indonesia.  He led participants in stepping, pattern movements, and hand movements to cover some of the basics of Silat Tuo Minang.  Regardless of h [...]

Silat Tuo Minang Workshop at the ISM

April 19, 2014 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Silat Tuo Minang Workshop at the ISM

Tuesday afternoon, April 15, Bapak Waleed visited the Great Hall at the Yale Institute for Sacred Music, to give a workshop for the course “Religious Studies 300: Ritual and Performance.” During the course of the workshop, Bapak Waleed gave an overview of the basic stepping movements of [...]

Performance Recap: Bapak Waleed Showcases Silat Tuo Minang at YCDC

April 11, 2014 | Events Archive, News | Comments Off on Performance Recap: Bapak Waleed Showcases Silat Tuo Minang at YCDC

April 10th, New Haven CT See also: Videos Annual YCDC Concert Featuring Bapak Waleed and the ISFA The Yale/Co-Op Community Dance Concert 2014 offered something wonderful and unique to all those who came for the show.  Thursday night, audience members at the Cooperative Arts & Humanities High S [...]

Winterfest 2013 Recap

December 23, 2013 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Winterfest 2013 Recap

On Thursday night at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater, the 120 dancers of the Cooperative Arts and Humanities High School showcased their talent and creativity to an audience of nearly 1000, including parents, teachers, friends, fellow students, and dance professionals from New Haven and a [...]

Winterfest 2013: Co-op Dance Concert at the Shubert

December 19, 2013 | Events Archive | Comments Off on Winterfest 2013: Co-op Dance Concert at the Shubert

Click Here to View the Event Recap Click to view the program and program insert for the Winterfest Dance Concert, held at New Haven’s historic Shubert Theater, Thursday December 19, 6:30 pm. Poster, Program and Program Insert with Background on Indonesian Dance from West Sumatra   [...]

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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.