ASYIK For Kids Festival

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The ASYIK for Kids Festival is back for its fourth year to celebrate Indonesian traditional arts, culture, food, music and dance at Sydney’s Ashfield Town Hall on Saturday 22nd June 2019.

“It’s a fun day out for the whole family”, says Alfira O’Sullivan, the director of the Asyik for kids festival – which means ‘fun’ in Indonesian.

“This festival is especially focused on showcasing the wonderful talents of our kids, and the hard work they have been doing as extracurricular dance and music activities to learn the culture of our nearest neighbour,” Alfira says.

Alfira, who trained as a dancer at the Institute of the Arts in Central Java, leads the Suara Indonesia Dance group, which has taught and performed in over 300 schools in Australia and toured New Zealand, Europe, Palestine and Pacific islands.

“Though our professional troupe has danced before Presidents and at international festivals, our emphasis has always been on children.”

“We are very proud of the primary children at Dulwich Hill as we have taught in local schools in the Inner West through council funding – and this year Jack’s ‘Dulwich Hill Primary Poppers’ dance will be given an Indonesian flavour. Jack is a well known dancer and teacher in the popping scene.

“Over 50 children from different dance groups around Sydney will be performing on stage and they have been practising for months.”

Among the performers, the Suara Indonesia Dance Kids will perform Acehnese and West Sumatran dances, and the Sanggar Tari Bali Saraswati will present traditional Balinese dances and Sanggar Nusantara will also be performing.

Suara Indonesia Dance will perform the popular percussion and song dances from Aceh.

The dance group presents an energetic mix of dance, body percussion and song unparalleled by any other performance group in Australia. With a blend of traditional and contemporary influences from their Indonesian heritage and Australian upbringing, the dance group brings liveliness, originality and all-engaging performances to the stage every time.

Join the Indonesian traditional costume fashion show competition for kids aged between 4 and 12 and get a chance to win awesome prizes.

Come and visit the arts and crafts corners, and of course try some delicious traditional cuisines from Indonesia.
Free entry! All ages welcome!

This project is supported by funding from Inner West Council for Open Inner West 2019

For more information contact:
Alfira O’Sullivan on 0415 431 453 / info@suaraindonesiadance.com.au or visit the website: www.suaraindonesiadance.com.au

Getting there: Train is the best transport option otherwise 0-2 hours is free Parking at Ashfield Mall or approx $2 per hour thereafter. (Next to Ashfield Town Hall)

Book Tickets and Fashion show Registration:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/asyik-for-kids-2019-tickets-59090510307

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