Seni Nan Gombang 2017

Saturday & Sunday 1 & 2 April 2017

at the ASEAN/Southeast Asian Night Market on the Wellington Waterfront

Seni Nan Gombang is an innovative music, dance and theatre company visiting Aotearoa/New Zealand from West Sumatra, Indonesia. Seni Nan Gombang will showcased indigenous music and dance along with new compositions.

Their dance and music includes repertoire drawn from the natural environment of the South Coast. Home to the endangered Sumatran tiger and the black siamang gibbon, their homeland borders the Barisan Ranges of the great Sumatran rain forest. The dance style Sentak Ilau depicts the tiger dance, dedicated to the highly revered tigress, which is a symbol of their culture. Minangkabau people whakapapa through their mother’s line and women hold a strong place in West Sumatra.

They performed 4 times at the SE Asian Night Market to great acclaim and gave a free workshop at the NZ School of Music on Tuesday 4 April.

Seni Nan Gombang are proudly supported by Asia New Zealand Foundation, GNS Science and the Indonesian Embassy, Wellington.