Music and dances from the borders of Java | Calung – Lénggér Banyumasan

Isola di San Giorgio Maggiore, Venezia
plus MAY, 22 2024

In the year of celebrating the 75th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Italy and Indonesia, the Intercultural Institute of Comparative Music Studies (IISMC) has invited to Venice a group of ten artists from Banyumas, a district located on the border between Central Java and West Java (Sunda) and renowned for its fervent artistic heritage, which revolves around bamboo music culture. Recognized music and dance experts with rich and diverse backgrounds from arts centers, academic institutions and professional troupes engaged in the preservation, transmission and dissemination of Banyumas performing arts are involved in the project.


IISMC has organized a masterclass on Javanese bambu musik for the occasion, in collaboration with the Benedetto Marcello Conservatory of Music (21.5. 2024 – addressed to students), and the first-ever performance of Calung – Lénggér Banyumasan in Italy, inaugurating a tour curated by Daniele Zappatore – supported by Italian institutions and universities together with the Indonesian Embassy in Rome and the Indonesian Ministry of Education, Culture, Research and Technology – that will see the Javanese artists engaged in a rich series of workshops and concerts in the cities of Venice, Rome and Naples.


The program of the performance places calung music and lénggér dance at the center, in their dynamic and transformative nature.

The performance will take place on May 22 at 6 p.m.



Yusmanto: coordinatore, calung

Sanggar Seni Sekar Shanty


Darno: Direttore artistico, compositore, calung

Institut Seni Indonesia di Surakarta


Muriah Budiartisindhen

Institut Seni Indonesia di Surakarta


Hadi Sumarto Sukendar: costruttore di strumenti, kendhang

Troupe Langen Budaya


Sarmincalung, gong sebul

Troupe Langen Budaya


Eko Kuntowibowodendhem

Oemah Gamelan / SMK Negeri 3 Banyumas


Rumpoko Setyo Ajikendhang, kethuk-kenong

SMK Negeri 3 Banyumas


Rianto: coreografo, danzatore

Rumah Lengger / Rianto Dance Studio


Cipto Subrotogerong, danzatore

Universitas Jenderal Soerdiman Purwokerto


Gading Nadaswara Kemilau Banyubiru: coreografa, danzatrice

Sanggar Seni Sekar Shanty