Anorak News | Melati Suryodarmo performs the Butter Dance – a video

Melati Suryodarmo performs the Butter Dance – a video

by | 11th, March 2012

MELATI Suryodarmo will not perfoam the butter dance. Melati Suryodarmo was nbornĀ in 1969 in Surakarta, Indonesia. She lives and works in Braunschweig, Germany. Butter dance is her signature piece.

20 blocks of butter in a square on the black dance carpet. Suryodarmo enters the space, dressed in a black tight dress and red high heels. She steps on the pieces of butter. She starts to dance to the sound of indonesian shamanistic drums. She dances and falls, hitting the floor hard, rising, and continuously being on the verge of standing, slipping and falling in the butter. After twenty minutes Suryodarmo rises one last time, covered in butter, and leaves the space.

Talent. But margarine might be less fattening…

Posted: 11th, March 2012 | In: TV & Radio Comment | TrackBack | Permalink