Ria is now a certified TaKeTiNA facilitator - this is a cutting edge approach to rhythm education. She will be running introductory workshops, a 5 week series of classes, and longer workshops in 2018. Read more >
Framed Percussion Ensemble - performing at Jaranan film night. a new project led by master percussionist Ron Reeves, featuring dynamic, mesmerising grooves on Javanese framedrums. A short contemporary ritual performance in collaboration with dancers Janette Hoe and Adam Forbes. December 2, 8pm, 2017. Free entry, but to book a seat and receive a snack - book here >
The Echoes Project -
Under the Facing Heaven Archway in Chinatown Plaza, one dancer and three musicians take you on a journey, evoking fragments of forgotten stories from the surrounding laneways.
Through THE ECHOES PROJECT, Janette Hoe (dance artist) and Ria Soemardjo (vocalist) explore personal connection to Chinese and Javanese ceremony, in response to urban sites around Australia. This contemporary performance ritual features the mesmerising rhythms of frame drums from Indonesia and The Middle East, with two of Melbournes finest percussionists, Ron Reeves and Matt Stonehouse.
Free - please register online >