Spirit Of The Hornbill Dance Academy

Located in Palangka Raya, Indonesia, Spirit Of The Hornbill Dance Academy was built by Siti Habibah and Apriyadi to conserve Central Kalimantan art and culture for future generations, and facilitate learning about traditional dance arts.

Bali. Kalimantan (Borneo) Spirit Dance

Myth, magic and mystery embodies the Balinese dances and puppetry within the Ramayana story, Tragedy at Krishkinda, as well as the Dayak hornbill dances, named after the bird that holds significance and symbolism for the Dayak people.

Fri, Dec 27 2:20PM Folklorica

Kalimantan Dance of the Hornbill

By teaching the Indigenous Dayak traditional dances from Kalimantan (Borneo), the Academy share their spirit and passion for their Dayak indigenous culture.

Sat, Dec 28 4:00PM Dancehall
Wed, Jan 01 4:00PM Dancehall

Long Saan (The Journey Back)

A celebration of Indigenous cultures, love and connection with the land, this film explores the personal journey of Philius, a Dayak man from the Omah Long tribe from North Kalimantan (Indonesian Borneo). Philius makes his way back to his ancestral forests to pay his respects to his mother, who died when he was young, and visit the burial grounds of his ancestors. Filmmaker Erick Est (Indonesia) and Producer David Metcalf (Australia) will be present to discuss the making of this film and the current situation in Borneo.

Sun, Dec 29 6:00PM Talking Circle

Saving the Rainforest Through Dayak Dance

Borneo has the oldest rainforests on the planet — 130 million years old — and is home to some of the worlds most precious biodiversity and wildlife like the orangutan. Spirit Of The Hornbill discuss the issues facing Borneo’s rainforests, how they use culture to draw awareness to them, and what you can do to help.

Tue, Dec 31 12:30PM Talking Circle

Kalimantan (Borneo) Dance Theatre

Experience the culturally rich dance tradition of Borneo, where the Dayak people are richly diverse in dialects, customs, laws and culture, with one important element of their fascinating history being the Dayak Hornbill Dance.

Wed, Jan 01 12:00PM Folklorica