The Indonesian Performance Artist Who Got Famous For Dancing On Butter

“Two years ago, the Indonesian performance artist Melati Suryodarmo gained YouTube notoriety when a version of her Exergie — butter dance was posted to the website. Originally accompanied by Indonesian drum percussion, the reworked clip set [her] performance of a traditional Indonesian-inspired dance on 20 blocks of melting butter to Adele’s ‘Someone Like You’.”