Eko Pece was born in Banjarmasin on 26 November 1970. His real name is Eko Supriyanto. Eko is a dancer and choreographer. He also teaches at Institute of Indonesian Arts of Surakarta (ISI Surakarta). He started his popularity when Madonna appointed him as the dance director her 268 concerts.
1997 Sekolah Tinggi Seni Indonesia (STSI) Surakarta
2001 Master of Fine Arts, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), U.S.
2007 PhD, University of California Los Angeles (UCLA), U.S.
2008 Doctorate Program, Performing Arts Department, Universitas Gajah Mada
2017 Salt (the third part of Trilogy of Dancing Jailolo: Cry Jailolo, Balabala, Salt)
2016 Balabala (performed by five females from Jailolo at Salihara International Performing-arts (SIPFest) Festival, then in Belgium, Germany, Netherland, and France)
2015 Daunt in Soya Soya (first performed at Contemporary Theater and Performance in ASEAN: Trends and Development, ISI Surakarta)
2014 Body as Object (performed at Arts and Science Museum, Singapore)
2013 Cry Jailolo (first performed at the 8th International Dance Festival – Dancing Across Borders, Kuala Lumpur), Kipas Cendana and Api Sinta (Opening and Closing Miss World 2013), Sasadu on The Sea (Festival Teluk Jailolo, Western Halmahera, Northern Maluku Utara), Fire Fire Fire (supported by Goethe Institut Jakarta for a tour to Cambodia, Thailand, and Indonesia)
2012 Solid States (with Kobalt Works, Directed by Arco Renz)
2009 Without Body (Bandung Dance Festival, Anniversary of ISI Surakarta), Tawur (Festival Seribu Bunga, Taman Budaya Jawa Tengah, Surakarta –with Solo Dance Studio)
2008 Bedhaya Kertas Opera Jawa “The Iron Bed” (a Theater show, based on Opera Jawa movie)
2007 Flowering Tree (Opera by John Adams and directed by Peter Sellars, San Francisco Philharmonic), San Francisco US, eL (co-created with Solo Dance Studio), Awak Ening (co-created with Solo Dance Studio)
2005 Opera Jawa (a musical movie), Opera Ronggeng, Kecak and Circus.
One of Eko’s studios is Solo Dance Studio, a professional dance studio which was originally founded in 1995 by Girindra Natya. In 1996, Eko Pece and other five members of the company renamed it as Solo Dance Studio. The studio has collaborated with various national and international artists. More info: www.solodancestudio.org