Iis Tussyadiah

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When I am not teaching or researching, I enjoy traveling, reading popular science books, and flipping through design magazines. I like singing and dancing, but it's not until I was in Japan that I began performing as an adult. I re-started my Balinese dance training with Keiko Moriya, a Balinese dancer and teacher living in Sendai, Japan. 

During my stay in Philadelphia, I was an active member of Indonesian Cultural Club (ICC), an organization with a mission to introduce and promote Indonesian culture to the world through dance and art performances. I spent most of my weekends learning, teaching, and performing traditional dances from various parts of Indonesia, including Bali, Java, Borneo, Sulawesi and Sumatra. 

I have performed with other members of ICC in Delaware, Pennsylvania, Maryland, and Washington, D.C., including several performances in collaboration with Gamelan Semara Santi of Swarthmore College. I have also tried a taste of modern/contemporary dance by performing "Ornamentation" choreographed by Loren Groenendaal of Vervet Dance.