2011 Fall Conference: Indonesia
Nearly 200 students from 19 schools explored Indonesian culture at PAAC’s cultural fair on October 22nd, 2011. The Perimas Indonesian Club at UH Manoa taught games and dances from their home country and later performed during the WorldQuest Compeition. Curator Michael Schuster gave tours of the East-West Center’s exhibit featuring Anne Dunham’s field work in Indonesia, and members of the Hawai‘i Gamelan Society taught students about the instruments. The orchestra closed the event with a special mini-concert.
- “The art exhibit [...] gave me insight into Indonesian culture and the works were beautiful.”
- “[Indonesian people] are very creative and have great taste in their designs and way of life [...] the music makes me very peaceful and I would definitely love to learn.”
- “I can see similarities between my culture and the heritage and culture of Indonesia [...] however, I can see that the world is very diverse and that made me want to know even more.”
Mahalo to event sponsors:
Atherton Family Foundation
East-West Center Arts Program
Friends of Hawai‘i Charities
G.N. Wilcox Trust
Na Lei Aloha Foundation
Turkish Cultural Foundation
University of Hawai‘i–Office of the Vice Chancellor for Academic Affairs
Mahalo to Presenters:
East-West Center Art Program: Michael Schuster, Curator
Hawai‘i Gamelan Society: Byron Moon
Geography of Indonesia: Kin Shing Cheng, Karen Chun, Ryan Darnell, Omar Williams
Pasupti Balinese Performing Arts: Anna Reynolds, Made Widana
Perimas, Hawai‘i Chapter, Indonesian Club Members: Erenst Anip, Saiful Anwar, Agussalim Burhanuddin, Dzulfikri, David Effendi, Ismiyati Farahnasy, Urban el-Fatih, Ita Ghazali, Nor Ismah, Arnoldus Klau Berek, Henny Komala, Irni Kristianti, Rahmawaty Kadir, Priza Mahendraputra, Arum Maniez, Matondang, Mukarromah, Saipul Rapi, Hasymi Rinaldi, and Surmiyati.
Mahalo to Volunteers:
Ann Asakura, Jenalyn Camagong, Kyle Colwell, Mark Corre, Rob Edmondson, Cersie Jane Foronda, Rebecca Geelhood, Judy Guo, Michael Handy, Codi Kelii, Sunja Kim, Michael Iinuma, Daisy Kajiwara, Mark Lombawa, Lena Lowe, Weimarlyn Martin, Keiko Matsushita, Kent Pardillo, Michelle Regis, Surmi Sulaiman, Ryan Yamada, Tracy Yeung.