Talk & Connect

  • 30 August
    14:30 – 16:30
  • 34 OST | Talk & Connect
  • Wheelchair Access Impaired mobility International Sign Language Subtitles
  • Duration: 120min

Reimagine contemporaneity in curatorial and artistic practices

Each Talk & Connect day begins with a keynote introducing the day’s topic. This is followed by a participatory exchange in the form of a Fishbowl discussion.

The Keynote will be translated into Internationale Sign Language.

The keynote will critically examine curatorial and artistic practices in contemporary dance from the perspective of the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF). As the IDF continues its 34-year legacy under new leadership, new questions arise. The keynote will address how new generational perspectives shape the pathways established by past generations, highlighting the interplay between tradition and innovation. This shift in leadership brings a renewed focus on contemporaneity, examining how the festival can continue to evolve and adapt in today's cultural landscape.

The keynote will reflect on the predominance of Western-based practices and emphasize the importance of discovering and honoring the authenticity of Indonesian, Asian, and Global South practices and knowledge. This examination will also address the broader context of decolonizing mentalities and practices, challenging conventional norms, and embracing diverse cultural narratives.

Ratri Anindyajati (Keynote)
Director at Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF)

Ratri Anindyajati is an independent producer for the arts, managing national and international tours and representing both Indonesian and international artists globally. Her projects include dance, theater, arts festivals, exhibitions as well as independent films. Her passion lies in bringing Indonesian performance to the globe, storytelling and producing works which explore humanity and identity through diversity of cultures. Ratri currently serves as director of the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), Jakarta’s first international contemporary dance festival.

Nassrah-Alexia Denif (Moderation)

Nassrah-Alexia Denif is a linguist and communication expert. She worked in the field of press and public relations at Oper am Rhein, Stadttheater Heilbronn and, until 2018, as Head of Communications at PACT Zollverein, Essen. Since 2019, she has been responsible for communications and strategic management at Ben J. Riepe Kompanie in Düsseldorf and also advises international companies on their communications in German and English-speaking countries.

Artistic Crew / Team:
Keynote: Ratri Anindyajati
Moderation: Nassrah-Alexia Denif