Performances in Public Spaces

The 2018 season of Performances in Public Spaces presents, Modero & Company. Modero is a community based traditional Indonesian and fusion dance company.

This performance will be part of a cultural preservation effort and an invitation for all to enjoy the beauty of traditional dances, customs and to get to know the Indonesian community. Modero will lead the audience in a simple Indonesian dance, their namesake, “Modero,” which is a social dance circle.

From June through October, the Office of Arts, Culture and the Creative Economy (OACCE) presents Performances in Public Spaces, a free series of family-friendly, cultural performances in parks and plazas throughout Philadelphia neighborhoods. The series is part of OACCE’s Arts in Action initiative that regularly brings quality arts programming to communities across Philadelphia and supports local, creative talent. For more,

Food Festival – Winter Edition

Modero’s first Food Festival of the year, featuring Indonesian cuisines was a successful community gathering.  As always, people form within and beyond the community came to enjoy the authentic food and traditional performances.  The event was also filled with giveaways and door prizes from community businesses such as D’Jakarta Cafe, Cargo M Plus M and music was provided by Lee Junior Entertainment.


Philadelphia, Udara dingin dan angin kencang yang menerpa kawasan east coast Sabtu 3 Maret 2018 tidak menghalangi diaspora Indonesia untuk hadir dan menikmati aneka kuliner nusantara dalam Indonesian Food Festival. Dari cita rasa Madura, Surabaya, Banjar, Solo, Jakarta, Palembang hingga Padang. Dari baso campur, nasi jagung, sate, bebek goreng, mie ayam, pecel, soto, semur jengkol, kikil, cilok hingga pempek.


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What’s coming up?


HAPPY NEW YEAR! Modero & Company‘s 1st Food Festival in 2018 is here! Featuring Indonesian Cuisine! This year, our food festivals is a partnership with Pecel Ndeso – An authentic Javanese Cuisine Catering!

This time, more than just food, we will have a FREE Modero dancers showcase, raffles, free giveaways and more! Don’t miss out, come hungry and ready for a loads of fun!

See you at #mofoodfest18. Click here to stay updated on the FoodFest! 


Didik Nini Thowok is the director of the Vocational Dance Education of Natya Lakshita Institute, the Didik Nini Thowok Foundation, and the Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment, and has has performed for dignitaries throughout the world. His unique style combines classical, folk, modern, and comedic dance, as well as various forms stemming from topeng (mask dance), Sudanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and Central Javanese traditions.

Thowok is a thoughtful artist who deftly uses storytelling and comic gesture to present a layered look at gender identity within the historic yet marginalized art form of cross-gender dance.  Thowok believes that dance is a vehicle to entertain and to cheer up the heart and soul of the public.

Jaipong/Lengger Banyumasan Workshop with Didik

If we were to learn traditional Indonesian dance and how to move, Didik Nini Thowok, renowned Indonesian cross-gender dancer is the master artist to look up to.
Join Philly’s own Indonesian dance artist, Sinta Penyami and the Modero & Company dancers on this rare occasion.buyticketsnow


A gesture. A smile. A costume. All define our identity—or do they? Renowned Indonesian cross-gender dancer Didik Nini Thowok reveals a radiant and insightful artistic interpretation.

As Indonesia’s most acclaimed cross-gender dance artist, Didik Nini Thowok is a performing force of nature. His signature style, featuring a combination of contemporary and historic movement techniques, is woven through with comedic gesture and storytelling, creating a unique portal through which to examine gender and cultural identities.

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