Iskandar K. Loedin


Iskander K Loedin has been actively involved in designing various Indonesian theatre/dance performances since 1996 and has worked with many Indonesian and international directors and choreographers including Garin Nugroho, Robert Wilson (USA), Eko Supriyanto (Indonesia), Robert Draffin (Australia) Sophiline Shapiro (Cambodia) and Pichet Klunchun (Thailand), working across both scenography and lighting design. While working with many leading Indonesian artists and touring extensively, Iskandar also actively supports emerging artists, cross disciplinary and experimental productions, and upcoming lighting and production designers. Iskandar was professionally trained by Jennifer Tipton at the Design Department, Yale School of Drama, Yale University, USA. Joy Alpuerto Ritter was born in Los Angeles and grew up in Germany. As a child she was trained in ballet, jazz, and Philippine folk dance. A graduate from Palucca Dance School (Dresden), she later dedicated herself to the hip hop scene, becoming an award-winning participant of major international dance battles while also working as a freelance dancer with choreographers like Christoph Winkler, Anja Kozik, Heike Hennig and Constanza Macras. In 2011 she was invited to join the Michael Jackson Immortal World Tour, an arena show by Cirque du Soleil, which toured through the USA, Canada and Europe. Since 2012 she has been working and touring internationally with Company Wang Ramirez and Akram Khan Company (iTMOi, Until the Lions). She was nominated for the Outstanding Female Dancer (Contemporary) award at the UK National Dance Awards in 2016 for her performance in Until the Lions (Holland Festival 2016).