The Indonesian Arts and Culture Club (IACC) Performance Night on December 3, 2022, at Kogarah High School was a great success – showcasing the diverse talents of the Indonesian diaspora in song, dance and instrumental performances.

Andi Dwipasatya and Theresia Tomahu, the founders and coordinators of the IACC at Advance Diversity Services, ensured people enjoyed a lively and engaging program. Dance facilitators  Tuti Soemino and Sita Sunaryo proudly watched on as their young dancers showcased their hard work during the year.  

Community members volunteered throughout the night, ensuring everything ran smoothly.

Pelangi community language schools from Kogarah, Leumeah and Wollongong kicked off the night with their presentations and certificates, applauding the children’s achievements in learning Bahasa Indonesian.

The IACC performances followed with community member Virginia Hilliard and the children of the IACC and Pelangileading as MCs for the night.

The photos (below) show what a wonderful night everyone had.

Colourful costumes and camaraderie!
Caption for the pic above: Children playing angklung.
Performers from a variety of vocal groups (including three Bahasa community language schools), dancing groups, instrumentalists and others showcased Indonesian cultural heritage and belonging.
Line-dancing fun for everyone topped off the evening.

Andi Dwipasatya said the evening had been a great celebration of creativity and heritage. It also showed how important the IACC had become to its intergenerational members aged 4 to 70.

‘From its humble roots four years ago, the IACC is now a self-sustaining group that ensures the Indonesian diaspora and its children can celebrate and share the diverse cultural assets and colourful talents of the numerous islands that make up Australia’s beloved neighbour.’

Ms Dwipasatya said ADS and the IACC were very grateful to Kogarah High School, which provided the hall for the event, and for weekly Sunday practise sessions, and also to The Kogarah Storehouse for all its generous gifts.

‘Stay tuned for the IACC performance night in 2023,’ she added, ‘as it promises to be even bigger and better.’ To get involved with the IACC email Andi Dwipasatya at