Formed in 2008, Friends of IDF (FoIDF) is a platform for individuals with a heart for Indonesian contemporary dance development. Since then, FoIDF has helped opening up access for dance industry practitioners – both on stage and behind the scenes. The initiative has supported the sustainability of Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), the longest-running contemporary dance festival in Soouth East Asia, which has provided a space for growth for intergenerational practitioners since 1992, as well as opening access for the global communities to encounter Indonesian and Asian dance talents.
In its three decades of journey, IDF has routinely designed and run its biannual festival programs, as well as regular education and training programs, insightful dialogues and discourses, archiving effort, as well as a continuous dedication to strengthen the Indonesian contemporary dance ecosystem – be it for artists and behind the scenes practitioners, including managers, producers, and technical team members. In three decades, IDF has realized 300+ performances, produced 45+ commission and reconstructed works, and involved 330+ choreographers, multidisciplinary artists, curators, festival directors, and producers.
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