Dance Overview

Indonesia's beautiful country consist of over 17,000 islands and Saung Budaya has dance peices that range the various islands all across the country.



Sumatra is an island in western Indonesia that is a part of the Sunda Islands. It is the largest island that is entirely Indonesia and is the sixth-largest island in the world. Just as varied as the land, the people of Sumatra are a melting pot of mixed cultures, including devout Muslims in Aceh, the Batak Christians and the matrilleneal Minangkabau of Padang.



The heart of the nation, Java is an island with the most mesmerizing natural beauty, filled with rice paddies, volcanoes, rainforest, beaches and even city skyscrapers. Home to 140 million people, this is the most populated island, including the country's capital - Jakarta. This island has a unique balance of these things and hosts magical archaeological sites and profound traditions in art, music and dance.



Kalimantan is the Indonesian part of the island of Borneo. Its known for its beaches and ancient, bio diverse rain forests. This island is protected from tsunamis which allow the ancient forests to grow towering trees that are home to some of the most memorable species - orangutans in the trees and prehistoric horn bills up above. 

Sulawesi is an island east of Borneo and consist of long peninsulas with a mountainous center. It is well known for its amazing coastlines with sandy beaches and out of this world coral reefs and fishes. 

Papua is Indonesia's most eastern province. Though, the youngest part of Indonesia, this island has rich tribal traditions. There are places where roads are scarce and some people still hunt for their food. The beautiful rain forests and mountains are inhabited by indigenous tribes with the most diverse wildlife.

Pulau Ambon is Maluku’s most prominent island andis lush and gently mountainous, indented with two great hoops of bay. Around capital Kota Ambon, villages merge into a long, green, suburban ribbon.