DAYAK COLLABORATION - CENTRAL KALIMANTAN
SPIRIT OF THE HORNBILLS DANCE ACADEMY
Palangkaraya a city of 250,000 people in Central Kalimantan has 50 different dance academies so is renowned for some of the best traditional indigenous dancing in Indonesia. Spirit of the hornbills is one of those dance academies, how ever the leader Siti Habibah is bringing 15 of the most talented and passionate Dayak dancers, musicians and singers from a collaboration of tribes from Central Borneo.
Nine of the fifteen dancers have never been to Bali before and have been practising for months to present their culture to an international audience for the first time. They will mix up dance, music, traditional songs and hold a dance workshop during the day at Arma, and blend young and older dancers together. This will be one of the many highlights of the Indigenous celebration.