Wirastuti Susilaningtyas

(Dancer)

Graduated from the dance department of the Indonesian Institutes of the Arts (ISI) Surakarta 2008. Before entering ISI Surakarta she is one of member on Mangkunegaran Palace dance troup as well as ‘Bedhaya Anglir Mendung’ in 2003.

She dance for well known choreographers such as Nuryanto, Fajar Satriadi and as a dancer for the Indonesian Cultural Mission in Greek and France in 2003. Nationally and Internationally, Wirastuti know on her tallented vocal as well as Javanese court dances in Mangkunegaran Style.

During her carrier as a dancer and choreographer in Solo dance Studio, she created a solo dance pièce ‘Hunting but Hunted’ for the solo dance compétition in Pakan Baru Riau 2005, as well as Prang Buta, Awakening, Dhaup, El and Opera Ronggeng. She dance for the Opera Jawa film directed by Garin Nugroho, music by Rahayu Supanggah. Most recently she dance for The Coronation Of Poppea, Directed by Chen Shi-Zheng in London - UK in Fall 2007. With her deepest understanding of traditional court dances, she open her mind and soul to continue entering the significant of collaboration on court dances and contemporary works. Wirastuti joined Solo Dance Studio in 2003.