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Graceful dance recital highlights unity in diversity

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Mon, January 23, 2017 | 03:11 pm
  • Dressed in all-white, the dancers gracefully perform "Unity". JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Dressed in all-white, the dancers gracefully perform "Unity". JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Ni Nyoman Wira

    Dressed in all-white, the dancers gracefully perform "Unity". JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • The "Warnaku Indonesia" recital consisted of 19 parts that highlighted various types of dance in Indonesia. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    The "Warnaku Indonesia" recital consisted of 19 parts that highlighted various types of dance in Indonesia. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Ni Nyoman Wira

    The "Warnaku Indonesia" recital consisted of 19 parts that highlighted various types of dance in Indonesia. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Director of Indonesian Dance Theater Claudia Warni (left), principal Sisilia Oei (center) and head of dance company Josh Marcy at a press conference in Jakarta on Jan. 21 prior to the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Director of Indonesian Dance Theater Claudia Warni (left), principal Sisilia Oei (center) and head of dance company Josh Marcy at a press conference in Jakarta on Jan. 21 prior to the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Ni Nyoman Wira

    Director of Indonesian Dance Theater Claudia Warni (left), principal Sisilia Oei (center) and head of dance company Josh Marcy at a press conference in Jakarta on Jan. 21 prior to the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Organizers wanted the art of dancing to combine music, passion, soul, fashion and make-up. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Organizers wanted the art of dancing to combine music, passion, soul, fashion and make-up. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Organizers wanted the art of dancing to combine music, passion, soul, fashion and make-up. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Stage decor as a background in "Warnaku Indonesia" performance. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Stage decor as a background in "Warnaku Indonesia" performance. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Stage decor as a background in "Warnaku Indonesia" performance. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Some of the segments highlighted meaningful messages. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Some of the segments highlighted meaningful messages. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Some of the segments highlighted meaningful messages. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Choreographed by Josh Marcy, the piece showcased the beauty of diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Choreographed by Josh Marcy, the piece showcased the beauty of diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Choreographed by Josh Marcy, the piece showcased the beauty of diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • A contemporary number featured in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

    A contemporary number featured in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    A contemporary number featured in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Contemporary dance in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Contemporary dance in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Contemporary dance in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity) served as the highlight of "Warnaku Indonesia" dance recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity) served as the highlight of "Warnaku Indonesia" dance recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity) served as the highlight of "Warnaku Indonesia" dance recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Ballet as one of the dances in "Warnaku Indonesia" represents diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Ballet as one of the dances in "Warnaku Indonesia" represents diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Ballet as one of the dances in "Warnaku Indonesia" represents diversity. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Titled “Warnaku Indonesia” (My Color Indonesia), the show presented various types of dance. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Titled “Warnaku Indonesia” (My Color Indonesia), the show presented various types of dance. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Titled “Warnaku Indonesia” (My Color Indonesia), the show presented various types of dance. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Dancers performing in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Dancers performing in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Dancers performing in "Warnaku Indonesia". JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Performed by dance academy Indonesian Dance Theater as its first anniversary celebration, the recital consisted of 19 parts. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Performed by dance academy Indonesian Dance Theater as its first anniversary celebration, the recital consisted of 19 parts. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Performed by dance academy Indonesian Dance Theater as its first anniversary celebration, the recital consisted of 19 parts. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Ballet is among the dances featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Ballet is among the dances featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Ballet is among the dances featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

  • Broadway jazz, also featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

    Broadway jazz, also featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana OF JP/Seto Wardhana

    Broadway jazz, also featured in the recital. JP/ Seto Wardhana

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Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (unity in diversity) served as the highlight of a dance recital at the Usmar Ismail Film Building in South Jakarta on Saturday.

Titled “Warnaku Indonesia” (My Color Indonesia), the show presented various types of dance, such as waacking, hip hop, ballet, Broadway jazz, contemporary, urban choreography and traditional dance.

Performed by dance academy Indonesian Dance Theater as its first anniversary celebration, the recital consisted of 19 parts.

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“We would like to present something to our nation in the form of dance, especially the types of dance that are taught at our academy, such as hip hop, urban choreography, contemporary, classical ballet, modern jazz, Broadway jazz and traditional dance,” said the academy principal Sisilia Oei, adding that they wanted the art of dancing to combine music, passion, soul, fashion and make-up.

The recital started with a performance of one of Indonesia’s songs, “Rayuan Pulau Kelapa” (Solace on Coconut Island), followed by “Urban Life in Motion”, where the dancers, all dressed in batik, interpreted the current situation in society where many different identities collide in urban life.

Choreographed by Josh Marcy, the piece showcased the beauty of diversity.

Some of the segments highlighted meaningful messages. “Unity”, for example, portrayed the beauty of harmonization. Wearing all-white costumes, the dancers performed gracefully. Meanwhile, choreographer Morine Erine presented “Sepuluh”, where 10 dancers were portrayed confronting different conflicts to achieve their purpose together. 

“We come from different cities, religions, cultures, schools, but we believe that we’re Indonesians. That’s why the show is called ‘Warnaku Indonesia’,” said the academy director Claudia Warni. (kes)

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