Didik Nini Thowok, whose real name 'is' Didik Hadiprayitno, was born in Temanggung on November 13, 1954. As a multi-talented artist, Didik Nini Thowok is well known throughout Indonesia and internationally for his unique dance forms combining classical, modern and contemporary techniques, as well as his comedic dance expressions. As Indonesia’s most acclaimed cross-gender dance artist, Didik is known to be the successor of various cross-gender dance traditions in Indonesia, including mask dances, dance traditions of Sunda, Cirebon, Bali, Central Java and many other local traditions. Aside from being a master dancer, Didik is also Founder and Director of Lakshita Natya Dance School, the Didik Nini Thowok Foundation, and Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment.
Project Conceiver & Producer
Ratri Anindyajati is a creative producer and cultural manager from Indonesia. Her extensive background of work included 4 years of supervising the producing department at the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF – Jakarta’s biannual international performing arts festival) as well as leading organizational engagements with the Salihara Theater, Jakarta. Ratri is currently a candidate of Master of Fine Arts in Creative Producing and Management at the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. Her main interest is to lead, produce and engage in local and international collaboration as well as multilateral exchange and cooperation for arts and culture projects of sustaining significance.