HELLY MINARTI works as an itinerant dance curator/scholar. She is completing a four-month research fellowship in NYC as US-ASEAN Fulbright Visiting Scholar at Segal Center for Theatre Studies. A native of Jakarta, she has lived in Beijing and London. This year she moves base from Jakarta to Yogyakarta (Central Java) and will be likely busy traversing various Asian cities where she engages in different conversations that hopefully inject some criticality—and fun—into her practice.
As a continuation of a drawing and text series produced during Gyun Hur’s time as writer-in-residence at Danspace Project Platform 2018, Gyun invited Helly Minarti, a visiting dance curator/scholar from Jakarta, to join her in performative writing on a Google doc as a response to a lively conversation she had with Helly at a café this month.