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Sal Murgiyanto: The dancer who writes

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 16 2012   /  05:00 am

Sal Murgiyanto: (JP/Ika Krismantari)Indonesia may have many great dancers, but there is only one dancing figure who also builds the art of dance through writing.

Meet Sal Murgiyanto, exceptional dancer and renowned dance critic.

Dance is undoubtedly the topic that the man knows by heart as he has dedicated his entire life to the art.

It is little wonder the maestro can spend hours talking only about dance. The 67-year old recently spoke to a group of journalists on a workshop on writing dance critiques. Despite his old age, there was no sign of slowing down as he was in high spirits during the entire session.

The similar enthusiasm was also noted during a recent interview with The Jakarta Post.

“I am only 67. Age should not become a barrier for my work,” he grinned.

Sal explains he has just retired from teaching but a pile of work has been a...