April 2009 – Amersfoort, Utrecht, Rotterdam, Leiden


Ibu Bhumi is a sequel to the successful ‘Paradise….a Woman?’ of 2007 shown in over forty Dutch theatres. In the inter-disciplinary presentation Ibu Bhumi, Gerard Mosterd is working together with the renowned Indonesian Silat expert and choreographer Benny Krisnawardi. Dancers from different perspectives present the matriachal structured society of the Minangkabau, a people of Sumatra.To this end they use pentjak silat (actually a Sumatran variant of this: minang silek) and contemporary movement idioms which also seek to incorporate the world of the Dutch younger generation. Included in Ibu Bhumi is an eduational aspect and the possibility of a presentation or workshop related post performance discussion.