A master in the Central Javanese cross gender dance form of lengger, Rianto has developed a unique vocabulary that embodies both the masculine and feminine. During the workshop Rianto leads participants through the foundations of classical Javanese technique, the Javanese masked dance traditions and philosophies and his unique approach to fluidity. He embodies fluidity as a practice between genders, classical form, contemporary techniques and village traditions. The intensely physical training is combined with studies into the relationship between Rianto’s religious body, social body, political body and traditional body. As a contemporary dancer Rianto has worked closely with Choy Ka Fai, Sen Hae Ha, Akiko Kitamura, and most recently Akram Khan, joining the company to take on Akram’s role in Until The Lions.