Lotus Dance Institute | New York | April 29th, 2012
This afternoon, Bapak Waleed of the International Silat Federation, was invited to share and perform at the Lotus Music & Dance Studio’s Annual Open House. Lotus Music & Dance hosts world class instructors in cultural dance and music from around the world, and they were eager to host Bapak Waleed given his extensive knowledge and experience of the Traditional and Cultural Dance and movements of Silat Minang from West Sumatra, Indonesia....
On Sunday, April 22 and Monday April 23, Yale’s undergraduate Phoenix Dance Troupe presented their annual Spring Show “Wingspan.” On Sunday, Phoenix invited Guest Performer Bapak Waleed, Director of the International Silat Federation of America & Indonesia to headline the event at Yale’s Battell Chapel. Bapak led performances of both Tari Piring, the Traditional Candle and Plate Dance of the Minangkabau, and the movements of Silat Tuo Minangkabau & Silat Tuo Harimau. The Minangkabau cult...
Last night at the St. Thomas More Center at Yale University, Sh. Bapak Waleed treated a room full of people to an experience of a lifetime… To view the full event recap, click here »
Photo Credits: Veysel Umman
Thank you for visiting the website of Bapak Waleed and the International Silat Federation of Indonesia and America (ISF). We are dedicated to upholding the principles and systems of traditional Silat as embodied by Silat Tuo, Silat Minangkabau, and Silat Tradisional and as practiced in the birthplace of Silat, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This lineage is great, tracing its roots back nearly 1,500 years. The Minangkabau people of West Sumatra have preserved the heritage and the Pusako throughout the ...
Thank you for visiting the website of Bapak Waleed and the International Silat Federation of Indonesia and America (ISF). We are dedicated to upholding the principles and systems of traditional Silat as embodied by Silat Tuo, Silat Minangkabau, and Silat Tradisional and as practiced in the birthplace of Silat, West Sumatra, Indonesia. This lineage is great, tracing its roots back nearly 1,500 years. The Minangkabau people of West Sumatra have preserved the heritage and the Pusako throughout the generations up until today.
This site is intended to be informative, but in reality, Silat is something to be experienced. We invite those sincere seekers to contact Bapak Waleed directly, or through the ISFA email below.
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Thank you! Terima Kasih!
We’ve had a fun- and education-filled year in 2014, with events around the New Haven area, in the MidWest, and in Indonesia and Southeast Asia. We’d like to offer a look back:
2014 Highlights in Pictures
The photo montage contains images from various events from 2014, including special workshops and sessions led by Bapak Waleed and his senior students, and performances both led by Bapak Waleed and featuring his students showcasing movements of Silat Tuo Minang and Indonesian Dance such as Tari Piring:
In the midst of a performance of ballet, jazz, and modern, brightly lit candles danced on plates across the floor…
Last weekend, Yale undergraduate student members of “A Different Drum” (ADD) performed their annual fall showcase. ADD presented three shows in the auditorium of the ECA (Educational Center for the Arts) located in New Haven’s Audubon Arts District. The colorful event included a range of disciplines and techniques in dance, including ballet, jazz, and modern. In addition, one piece featured cultural dance, and in particular, the celebrated Tari Piring “Plate Dance”of the Minangkabau Culture of West Sumatra, Indonesia, often performed during cultural ceremonies and festivals…
A Different Drum, one of Yale’s premiere dance groups, will hold their semi-annual production this weekend. The talented group will perform a variety of pieces, including one inspired by Tari Piring of the Minangkabau people of West Sumatra, Indonesia! There are three opportunities to see the show:
Friday 7pm Saturday 5pm Saturday 8pm
All shows are being held at the Auditorium of the ECA (Educational Center for the Arts) located at 55 Audubon Street in New Haven, at the corner of Audubon and Orange streets. The Auditorium entrance is on the Orange street side of the building. Street parking is available, and there is a municipal garage located near Whitney and Audubon on the other end of the block.