Performing Arts


Jecko Siompo was born in 1975 and raised in the city of Jayapura, Indonesia. He learned traditional dance from an early age and in 1994 he entered the Institut Kesenian Jakarta, majoring in dance. In 1999 he went on to learn hip-hop in Portland, Oregon, USA, and in 2002 he received a scholarship to study at the Volksbank Dance Studio in Germany. Although he had learned many of the traditional dance styles of Indonesia, Siompo took a broader perspective to develop his own skills as a choreographer and pursue an individual style, drawing on the dance traditions of Papuan culture. He has performed these works around Indonesia, and in many other places, including Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Germany, Denmark, Austria, the USA, France, Taiwan, Hong Kong, South Korea, and Russia. But it's not only the dance traditions of Papua that he has incorporated into his choreography. He also uses elements of the hip-hop dance sub-culture of Jakarta. This is Siompo's long-awaited first appearance in Japan with his own dance company.

  "Terima Kos (Room Exit)"

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