Maria Leeds from Nimar Laras Dance Group performing the Merek (Peacock) Dance of Java.
Photo: George Spiteri
A festival celebrating the diversity of Victoria’s Indonesian community.
Join in this one-day festival celebrating the diversity of Victoria’s Indonesian community, through performances, activities and food.
From north to south and east to west – or, as the Indonesians say, “from Sabang to Merauke” – each of the more than 13,500 islands of the Indonesian archipelago has its own character and traditions.
Experience the breadth of Indonesian local cultures and customs, and see how the community continues to practise these in Melbourne and Victoria – the sounds of the gamelan orchestra, the taste of Indonesian food, shadow puppetry, as well as dances and crafts from various parts of the country.