Didik Nini Thowok

Didik Nini Thowok whose real name is Didik Hadiprayitno, was born in Temanggung on November, 13th 1954. As a multi-talented artist, Didik Nini Thowok has performed for the highest dignitaries throughout the world. Besides a professional dancer, he’s also a director of :

The Vocational Dance Education of Natya Lakshita Institute 
Didik Nini Thowok Foundation 
Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment

He’s come along the way to enrich himself by working and teaching in order to become a multi talented and professional artist, particularly in dancing. 
Lots of awards have been granted to Didik Nini Thowok throughout his works and his unique style in combining classical, folk, modern and comedic dance.
Some of his original choreographies are very well known in Indonesia. Aside from performing his own original choreographies, he also has the incredible skill in performing various dance traditions such as Topeng (mask), Sundanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and of course Central Javanese.



Full Name                        : Didik Hadiprayitno,SST

Artist Name                     : Didik Nini Thowok

Sex                                  : Male

Place and Date of Birth    : Temanggung, November 13, 1954

Religion                           : Christian

Home address                 : Perumahan Jatimulyo Baru Blok G-14 Yogyakarta

55242, Indonesia

Ressidence telephone       : 62-274-589050

Occupation                      : Director of :

- LPK Natya Lakshita (Lembaga Pendidikan

Kejuruan) Tari/ Natya Lakshita Dance School.

- Didik Nini Thowok Foundation (Yayasan Didik

Nini Thowok).

- Didik Nini Thowok Entertainment.

Office address                 : Green Plaza Kav.7, Jl. Godean Km.2,8 Yogyakarta

55182, Indonesia

Telephone                       : 62-274-586050, 581069, 520736

Fax.                                : 62-274-586050

E-mail                             : didiknt@gmail.com   stnl@indosat.net.id


Homepage                      : www.didikninithowok.info

Institution                        : Sarjana Tari ( SST ) of ASTI ( Akademi Seni Tari

Indonesia Yogyakarta) ,1982 (ISI Yogyakarta).

Didik Nini Thowok’s fame propelled him throughout Indonesia for his unique style; combining classical, folk, modern and comedic dance form. He is one of the few artist who continues the long tradition of “ Traditional Cross Gender “ in the dance form. His talent in impersonating female characters as well as his incredible skill in various dance traditions such as topeng (mask dance), Sundanese, Cirebon, Balinese, and of course Central Javanese; has on many occasions dumfounded the audience in determining the gender of the artist. Didik Nini Thowok has performed for the highest dignitaries throughout the world. Didik Nini Thowok Dance Studio teaches many styles of dances, including Central Javanese, Sundanese, Cirebon Mask Dance, Balinese and Original Choreography.

The name Didik Nini Thowok is identically well known with humorous dances movement pattern. Apparently, in Didik Nini Thowok’s concept and idea, dances have become a vehicle to entertain and to cheer up the heart and soul of the public.On the stage, he transforms into a coquettish and cheerful dancer, but lots of people accused him commercial in return. That’s the result of his struggle over 20 years to find his own dance characteristics creation. It is said that to dance not as the way people dance generally.His dance creations shown in public always reflect the cheerful spirit and are being presented in some fresh styles and formats. Most of them were inspired by the traditional dances that came from various sub ethnics that lie within the Indonesian archipelago.