Septina Rosalina Layan


Septina Rosalina Layan is a musician, pianist and composer based in Papua. Septina was born in Merauke, Papua, and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts at Institut Seni Indonesia Yogyakarta (Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Yogyakarta) in 2014. The cultural value of laments and critiques of social and environmental issues and natural resources in Papua form the core of her work. She received the 2017 scholarship from Yayasan Kelola and in 2018 was chosen, along with the Voice of Papua, to participate in the Europalia Festival in Brussels, Belgium. In the same year, Septina completed her research on the traditional Eb composition of the Yaghai Mappi tribe, south Papua, with the support of Hibah Cipta Media Ekspresi grant awarded by Wikimedia Indonesia and the Ford Foundation. Mazmur Chorale, based in Kupang, West Timor, Indonesia, is a highly respected choir in the region. Founded in 2001, the choir was initially formed by a group of university students to fill their spare time between lectures. Mazmur Chorale has performed in Indonesia for various religious and community events and won several titles across the region. The choir won at the Asian Choir Games in Jakarta 2008 and in 2014 travelled to the World Choir Games in Latvia, where they were awarded first place in the Gospel category. Rianto trained in classical Javanese dance and Javanese folk dance from a young age, specialising in the cross-gender form of Lengger. He has worked with a spectrum of international choreographers, performance makers and companies, while remaining dedicated to his own training and voice in contemporary Indonesian performing arts. In 2017 Rianto joined the Akram Khan Company, taking over Akram’s role in Until the Lions while continuing to tour solo work SoftMachine: Rianto. He stars in the award-winning film Memories of My Body directed by Garin Nugroho and based on Rianto’s biography, the film with which the online Holland Festival 2.0-2.0 opened. Medium, Rianto’s first full-length choreographic work, has toured extensively throughout the Asia Pacific and Europe.