Knowledge—some are hidden in books, in local customs, in the hearts of humanity. Since my travel from Hong Kong to Solo and Yogyakarta in Indonesia, all of my observation and consciousness has shifted inwards instead of outwards. I had the greatest privilege to learn from Suprapto Suryodarmo, the Indonesian master of performing arts. Under his mentorship, I was able to transform myself physically and mentally, using a “holistic” approach to adjust my body and movement. At the same time, my daily life experiences allowed me to immerse into the conversation and imagination of the artistic life’s past and future. How should we define the relationship between dance, culture, philosophy, and life, today?
– Wayson Poon, January 2020