Nan Jombang

Nan Jombang 
Rantau Berbisik (Whisperings of Exile)

“Simply put, it blew the audience away... It is a mesmerizing play of a changing, fluid form.” —Jakarta Post

“A moving and profound evening of dance. If you can still get a ticket, do so.” —Glam Adelaide

West Coast premiere
The Sharon Disney Lund Dance Series

Presented with Center StageSM

Revered Indonesian choreographer Ery Mefri brings his acclaimed company Nan Jombang to the U.S. for the first time with an intoxicating work that incorporates coiled bodies, exacting feats of balance and spellbinding control—punctuated by bursts of chanting, clapping and body percussion. Rooted in the spiritual and martial arts traditions of West Sumatra’s Minangkabau ethnic minority, the company—consisting entirely of members of the Mefri family—incorporates elements of modern Western movement, while touching on current issues faced by Minang society. The resulting dance drama, Rantau Berbisik (Whisperings of Exile), resonantly enacts a time-honored rite of passage: the bittersweet journeys of young men who must leave their native villages to seek fortune out in the wider world.

Presented as part of Center StageSM, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art.

Center Stage     New England Foundation for the Arts

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WED 10/10
8:30 pm
THU 10/11
8:30 pm
SAT 10/13
8:30 pm
SUN 10/14
3:00 pm

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff