Sardono Dance Theatre at Asia Society

Asia Society New York is hosting an interesting cultural event this weekend:

Sardono Dance Theatre Performs “Diponegoro”
Muslim Voices: Arts and Ideas Festival

Saturday, June 13, 2009
From 7:30pm – 9:30pm

Or:
Sunday, June 14, 2009
From 3:00pm – 5:00pm

Asia Society New York
725 Park Avenue
New York, NY

Hailed by the New York Times as “an explosive mixture of formal Javanese dance and wild movement,” “Diponegoro” is a dance theater work depicting the 19th-century Javanese prince and Muslim mystic who led a rebellion against the Dutch in the 1820s. Created by renowned director/choreographer Sardono Kusumo, and featuring a cast of eight Indonesian dancers and musicians, “Diponegoro” bridges tradition and contemporary dance to create a work of astounding originality.

Free pre-performance lecture at 6:00 pm on Saturday, June 13 and at 1:30 pm on Sunday, June 14.

Tickets are $25-$35

Visit http://www.muslimvoicesfestival.com or AsiaSociety.org for more details

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