We have seen that today, how traditional dance gets its new ecosystem in the market. Like it or not, dance then negotiates with the market to become a new ecosystem and changes from a spiritual rite to a commodity. Dancers have been looking for potentials, from the classic canon, populist, modernist, and contemporary movements outside the artistic repertoire of the stage to be developed into many forms of value offered to the public. Therefore, the market of dance not only exists in the scope of performance, but penetrates into various forms of transactional spaces.
This session will discuss the position of arts, especially dance, in the Indonesian economic landscape. Furthermore, the various forms of products and needs that have emerged from dance practice will be revisited to observe the logic of the economics of dance that works in the intersection of traditional and modern society, as well as their relation with the broader economic dynamics.
Keynote Speaker: Martin Suryajaya (Indonesia, philosophy writer and arts critics)
Speakers: Diane Butler (USA, Program Director), Melina Surja Dewi (Indonesia, IDF initiators), and Saras Dewi (Indonesia, activist and lecturer)
Moderator: Berto Tukan (Indonesia, writer and researcher)
Date/Time: Thursday, November 4, 2020 (7:30 – 9:30 pm (GMT+7)