IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders

Eko Supriyanto
' Indonesian dance that pushes boundaries and connects people '

The Belgian daily newspaper De Standaard called him 'an anthropologist-choreographer' for good reason: after years of field research, Indonesia’s Eko Supriyanto knows almost everything about dance practices in the Indonesian archipelago. These include the likurai, a dynamic dance with which women on the island of Timor welcomed their husbands who returned home after a war. In his new production, Supriyanto created a new interpretation of this dance. And as always in his work, IBUIBU BELU: Bodies of Borders has an underlying political message: what is the impact of borders on people's bodies, memories, and minds?

Podcastseries SPRING in het diepe
After the first series of the podcast SPRING in het diepe (JUMP in the Deep), art journalist Luuk Heezen gives for the second time a digital, but very intimate exploration of the weird and wonderful ways of thinking of the artists featured at SPRING. Immerse yourself in their world.

Listen to the conversation with Eko Supriyanto below and find the other podcasts here.

Choreographer Eko Supriyanto

Dancers Evie Anika Novita Nalle, Yunita Dahu, Angela Levenia Leki, Feliciana Soares, Marlince Ratu Dabbo, Adriyani Sindi Manisa Hale 

Dramaturg Renee Sariwulan

Music Director Dimawan Krisnowo Adji

Lighting design Jan Maertens

Costume designer Vivi Ng, Erika Dian

Creative Presence Arco Renz

Project Manager Isa Natadiningrat

Producer Sadiah Boonstra

Rehearsal assistant Riyo Tulus Pernando

Production EkosDance Company

Executive producer Ratnasari Langit Pitu

Coproducers Local Government Belu, Nusa Tenggara Timur (Atambua, Indonesia), Asia TOPA (Melbourne, Australia), SPRING Festival (Utrecht, the Netherlands), Theater im Pumpenhaus (Münster, Germany), TPAM – Performing Arts Meeting in Yokohama (Yokohama, Japan), Komunitas Salihara (Jakarta, Indonesia), Ratnasari Langit Pitu (Jakarta, Indonesia)



27/10/2021 20:30 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list

28/10/2021 21:00 tickets sold out cancelled Waiting list


€ 17 / € 14*


Stadsschouwburg Utrecht, Blauwe Zaal


SPRING in Autumn 2021 


Duration: 60 minutes

Language no problem


Please note: this performance contains one loud noise, accompanied with stroboscopic light.

*online price, €2 addition at the Box Office

This performance is accessible with a COVID Certificate. Read more about this.


SPRING passe-partout