Tacit Group performing on stage



SAUNG BUDAYA Indonesian Dance Group

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:00am
Meet the Artist Saturdays
David Rubenstein Atrium at Lincoln Center, Frieda and Roy Furman Stage

SAUNG BUDAYA Indonesian Dance Group was established in 2005 when dance instructor Amalia Suryani came to New York City and held dance workshops at the Indonesian Consulate to Indonesian residing in the city. Throughout the years, Saung Budaya grew and is now a vital part of the Indonesian community in New York in the cultural section. Saung Budaya’s goal is to introduce Indonesia’s culture through dances and music to the Indonesian- American youth residing in New York City and more generally, to the wider public. A variety of dances from all over the Indonesian archipelago are taught within the group who has performed not only around New York City but also Upstate, Connecticut, and New Jersey. Currently, Saung Budaya consists of 15 dancers; mostly students and young professionals.

To open the program, kids are invited to join a special hands-on craft workshop: “Perform ‘n’ Create Date,” co-hosted by the Children’s Museum of Manhattan and led by Museum teaching coordinators.