After the international success of Cry Jailolo and Balabala, (both created with youths of Jailolo in North Maluku and presented by Asia TOPA) Eko Supriyanto turns his gaze inwards with a new solo work. SALT, the third work in the 'Trilogy of Jailolo' brings together the past 5 years of Eko's work and research into Silent Tourism, decentralisation, youth and the international performing arts industry.
He unravels his roots as a classically trained dancer and it's vocabulary that is tied to the dominant Javanese agricultural history of carving the soil. In SALT, Eko plunges into a state of anti-gravity beneath the ocean surface, a dance on embedded cultural hierarchies and changing perspectives.
Propelled by the experience of diving beneath the surface, SALT address the rhythm and force of the ocean, which makes up 80% of the Indonesian archipelago. Beneath the surface power relations and identities are levelled.
After its world premiere at deSingel in Belgium (Oct 14), SALT will have its Australian premiere at Dancehouse (Nov 4) ahead of debuting on Indonesian soil at Salihara later in November.