Peggy Choy will introduce the Javanese dance style of the Court of Yogyakarta. Students will learn how female and male styles express archetypal characters prominent in epic dance dramas, such as the princess, prince, ogre and monkey.
Professor Choy has performed and taught Javanese dance-theater since the 1970s. She has directed and choreographed dance dramas since 1984, passing on the court dance style of her teacher, K.R.T. Sasmintadipuro, who was key in the development of Javanese dance in the Palace of Yogyakarta in Central Java from the 1970s through the 1990s.
We will be presenting a Main Stage Dance production February 25 – March 6, 2016, directed by Granada Artist-in-Residence John Jasperse. Tickets will be $15.00 general admission and $10.00 for students and seniors.