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Introducing Ratri Anindyajati, IDF 2022 Director

Dance has always been a part of Ratri Anindyajati, a cultural producer and dance enthusiast. She encountered many artistic expressions - from dance, literature, to visual - from a very early age. Many of her family members are involved in the arts, be it as artists, reviewers, and educators. Her proximity with arts shape her vision to be an ambassador for Indonesian culture in the international stage.

Endure Crew

Endure (The Youth United Will Endure) is a Timor Leste-based dance academy founded in 2010 by eight teenagers involved in the local hip hop scene. They also share an interest in exploring hip hop-related elements, including graffiti, rap, beatboxing, and DJ.

Gita Kinanthi

Gita Kinanthi is a dance artist and educator. She did her postgraduate study in PPS ISI Yogyakarta (2012), and since 2015 has stayed in South Kalimantan and worked as a lecturer in the Dance Education major of STKIP PGRI Banjarmasin. She focuses to explore dance and dance education through collaborative work, research, and experiment.


Zhibek Birikova, better known as Jibek, is a 30-year-old choreographer, director, performer, and intuitive musician who has developed her career since 2009. She plays shaman tambourines, djembe, glucophone, harmonica, kalimba, Jew’s harp, and is actively involved in spiritual practices.

Mukhlis (Madre)

Mukhlis (Madre) is a dance artist from Pandeglang, Banten, Indonesia with a big vision to develop Indonesia’s art and culture within and outside the country. The graduate of ISI Yogyakarta (2021) explores traditional, modern, and contemporary dance.

nu Kolektif

nu Kolektif is an art collective based in Atambua, Belu, East Nusa Tenggara, Indonesia consisting of members with diverse backgrounds. Each member has their own characteristics in working using different mediums, including visuals (photography, videography, illustration, and visual communication design) and literature.

Pratama Reski Wijaya

Pratama Reski Wijaya, nicknamed Kiki, is an alumnus of the Department of Dance Education at an institute in Banjarmasin. He currently lives in Curup, Rejang Lebong Regency, Bengkulu, Indonesia and works as a performer, choreographer, actor, and cameraman at Teater Senyawa.


Susan is a dancer, choreographer, and gymnastics instructor. He was born in Liwa, West Lampung, Indonesia on 30 December 1994. He studied dance creation at ISI Yogyakarta (2012-16), then continued on his postgraduate studies taking the same major at the same institution (2017-19).

Theodora Melsasail

Theodora Melsasail is a female dancer from Tanimbar Islands, Maluku, Indonesia who studied dance autodidactically. Theo decided to pass on her dance works as a way to educate the locals in Maluku, especially children, through her community Theo Dance Family.


Tyoba Armey, or better known as Tyobabond, was born in Blora Regency, Central Java, Indonesia in 1995. He studied at SMKN 10 Bandung (SMKI), continued with an undergraduate program at ISI Surakarta, and a postgraduate program at ISBI ​​Bandung. Tyobabond is currently working as a lecturer at the Dance Department of ISBI Bandung and Integrated Art Study Program at the Parahyangan Catholic University, Bandung.

Usman Najrid Maulana

Usman Najrid Maulana is a dance artist who was born on 14 December 1983 in Tarakan, North Kalimantan, Indonesia. Usman continued his education in the dance department of ISI (2004-13). He pursued a career as a professional dancer and opened a studio named Pagun Tengara ART in his hometown Tarakan.

Retno Sulistyorini

Retno Sulistyorini began learning dance at the age of 15 at the Indonesian Karawitan High School (SMKI) Surakarta, and continued to study dance at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Surakarta. As a dance artist, Retno was awarded the Empowering Women Artist by the Kelola Foundation (2010-2011). Apart from creating her own works, she also actively collaborates with other choreographers, directors and artists.

Fitri Setyaningsih

Fitri Setyaningsih graduated from the Dance program at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (ISI) Surakarta in 2003. She first became acquainted with Javanese traditional dance because she grew up in a dance environment. Her interest in the dance world continues to grow along with her critical vision in investigating the body in contemporary dance and since the year 2000 she has continued to develop various eclectic works that explore the intersection between everyday objects, motion, sound, visual and performing arts.

Otniel Tasman

Otniel Tasman, a choreographer deeply rooted in Javanese traditions, especially Banyumas, his hometown. He explores the Banyumas Lengger Tradition as his mother tongue, which gives him the experiences to understand life and inspires him to create dance works that explore gender identity.

Abib Igal

Abib Habibi Igal, a choreographer from Central Kalimantan, completed his undergraduate education at the Indonesian Art Institute (ISI) Yogyakarta with a major in Dance Choreography. Since 2012 he has continued to conduct research expeditions on Wadian Dadas, a healing ritual of the Dayak Ma'anyan tribal community in Central Kalimantan.

Maharani Pane

Maharani Pane is a dancer and choreographer from Jakarta, Indonesia. She graduated from the Jakarta Arts Institute, (IKJ) Faculty of Performing Arts, majoring in Dance. Her artistic practice is oriented on combining elements from various art and media disciplines such as theater, installation art, and visual mapping.

Minori Sumiyoshiyama

Minori Sumiyoshiyama is a Japanese artist, dancer, actor and researcher. Her works focus on the relationship between space and body. She also creates relationships with audiences with tools of her own making, such as dancing with balloons which include the breath of audiences, or playing a Japanese traditional card game together with the audiences.

Pythos Harris

Pythos Harris was born in Papua on July 27, 1988. Since childhood he has danced various traditional Papuan dances and social dances such as Yosim Pancar, and participated in soccer in Papua. After participating in many dance competitions in Papua, in 2009 Pythos migrated and ventured to take part in international dance competitions.

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