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Ekos Dance Company – KTT ASEAN 2023
Ekos Dance Company – GARDA THE MUSICAL__
Ekos Dance Company – Cry Jailolo Affiche
Ekos Dance Company – GARDA THE MUSICAL
Ekos Dance Company – KTT ASEAN 2023
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Ekos Dance Company

Where Dance Speaks the Language of Heritage

Eko Supriyanto, also known as Eko Pece, is a renowned Indonesian dancer, choreographer, and lecturer. He gained international recognition when he was selected by Madonna to be her choreographer for numerous concerts worldwide. His talent and artistry have also been showcased in the Broadway production of The Lion King. Eko has collaborated with various artists and participated in prestigious dance festivals and performances across the globe. In 2003, he founded Solo Dance Studio, which has since evolved into EkosDance Company and the EkosDance Solo Foundation. Eko’s contributions to the dance community have made him a respected figure in the Indonesian and international dance scene. EkosDance Company is a group dance platform dedicated to creating innovative choreographies. Eko’s focus is on revitalizing Indonesian traditional dances through contemporary dance, allowing them to be showcased on the global stage. Eko’s goal is to bring his small-scale productions and talented team around the world, promoting Indonesian traditional dance and enhancing diplomatic relations.

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Eko Pece, was born in Astambul, South Kalimantan, on November 26, 1970. He is a dancer, choreographer, and lecturer from Indonesia. Raised in Magelang, Central Java, Eko’s artistic blood flows from his grandfather, Djojoprayitno. At the age of 7, Eko learned silat (a traditional martial art) and Javanese dance from his grandfather. Eko enrolled at the Indonesian Institute of the Arts (STSI 1990-1997) in Surakarta, specializing in Javanese dance under the guidance of S. Maridi, S. Ngaliman, Soenarno, and S. Pamardi.

Outside of campus, he studied under Suprapto Suryodarmo and Sardono W. Kusumo. He actively created choreography while still a student. He performed twice at the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), with “Lah” in 1994 and “Leleh” in 1996, which led him to the American Dance Festival (ADF 1997) in Durham, North Carolina, and the Asia Pacific Performance Exchange (APPEX 1997) in Los Angeles, United States.

Eko pursued his master’s degree at the Department of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA) from 1998 to 2001. At UCLA, he studied modern dance techniques, improvisation, and choreography under David Rousseve, Simone Forti, Victoria Marks, and Angelia Leung. He actively participated in APPEX (1999, 2001), collaborating with artists from various regions in Asia and the United States. In Los Angeles, Eko also met opera director Peter Sellars, who involved him as a dancer and choreographer in “Le Grand Macabre” (1998), performed at the Chatelet Theatre in Paris and Covent Garden in London (1999).

Eko worked as a dancer for American pop singer Madonna during her “Drowned World” Tour (2001) in Europe and the United States. After completing his Master of Fine Arts at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), Eko returned to Indonesia and participated as a dancer in Sardono W. Kusumo’s opera “Diponegoro” (2002). He danced and collaborated on a work by Maxine Haepner (Canada) at Teater Utan Kayu, Jakarta (2002), and performed at the Contemporary Dance Market (Pekanbaru, Riau), Asian Contemporary Dance Festival (Osaka), and Hong Kong.

In 2003, Eko established Solo Dance Studio, which has now become EkosDance Company and the EkosDance Solo Foundation.