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Solo Live Painting


Sat Aug 20 2016, 5:00pm–7:00pm
Sun Aug 21 2016, 5:00pm–7:00pm

Where: Malay Heritage Centre, 85 Sultan Gate , Rochor-Kampong Glam, Singapore

Restrictions: All ages

Ticket Information:

  • General Admission: $10.00
  • Additional fees may apply


Listed by: dashadang

Although he began painting as early as the 1980s, dancer, choreographer and environmental activist Sardono Kusumo committed himself fully to the craft only in the early 2000s. His painting style is strongly influenced by his own highly expressive physical habits, informed by his well-trained dancer’s body and a 50-year career in dance. Today, in an exceptional transformation in his life, he paints more than dances.

His expansive moves, muscular strength as well as expressive hands and fingers often give rise to a series of micro-movements, much like vibrations. Sardono uses these movements to produce abstract expressionistic paintings, using a rhythmic spectrum of paints and colours dripping down in vivid lines and textures.

Reminiscent of Jackson Pollock yet totally original, this encounter with the master choreographer himself, staged within the magnificent, intimate compound of the well-sited Malay Heritage Centre, is a sublime experience not to be missed.

Commissioned by Singapore International Festival of Arts (SIFA).

Presented by The Sardono Retrospective.