John Heryanto is a butoh performer, poet, actor and activist. His performance art is defined by poetic beauty and brutality. He has worked with various groups in Bandung such as Payung Hitam, Laskar Panggung and supports Kebun Seni (art garden) which is an open platform venue for Bandung artists.. He has worked on Explore with DarahRouge and participated in the residency with Centre for Australasian Theater. Born in West Java.