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Over 3,000 people dance at Indonesia Menari 2017

Ni Nyoman Wira
Ni Nyoman Wira

The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Tue, November 21, 2017 | 04:55 pm
  • One of the participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 shows off her dance moves on Sunday, at Grand Indonesia Mall, Central Jakarta.

    One of the participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 shows off her dance moves on Sunday, at Grand Indonesia Mall, Central Jakarta. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    One of the participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 shows off her dance moves on Sunday, at Grand Indonesia Mall, Central Jakarta.

  • Participants show their enthusiasm during Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. This year's event was held in three different cities, namely Jakarta, Surakarta in Central Java and Bandung in West Java.

    Participants show their enthusiasm during Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. This year's event was held in three different cities, namely Jakarta, Surakarta in Central Java and Bandung in West Java. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    Participants show their enthusiasm during Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. This year's event was held in three different cities, namely Jakarta, Surakarta in Central Java and Bandung in West Java.

  • One of the participants smiles during Indonesia Menari 2017. Taking place in Grand Indonesia mall on Sunday, participants are encouraged to dance to a compilation of traditional Indonesian songs.

    One of the participants smiles during Indonesia Menari 2017. Taking place in Grand Indonesia mall on Sunday, participants are encouraged to dance to a compilation of traditional Indonesian songs. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    One of the participants smiles during Indonesia Menari 2017. Taking place in Grand Indonesia mall on Sunday, participants are encouraged to dance to a compilation of traditional Indonesian songs.

  • Participants are ready to perform at the annual Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

    Participants are ready to perform at the annual Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    Participants are ready to perform at the annual Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

  • (From left to right) local actor Fero Walandouw, the event's choreographer Rosmala Sari Dewi, actress Yuki Kato and actor Marcell Darwin dance together with participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

    (From left to right) local actor Fero Walandouw, the event's choreographer Rosmala Sari Dewi, actress Yuki Kato and actor Marcell Darwin dance together with participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    (From left to right) local actor Fero Walandouw, the event's choreographer Rosmala Sari Dewi, actress Yuki Kato and actor Marcell Darwin dance together with participants of Indonesia Menari 2017 on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

  • Members of Yunita Dance Space are named as the winners of the group category at the Indonesia Menari 2017 event on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

    Members of Yunita Dance Space are named as the winners of the group category at the Indonesia Menari 2017 event on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta. OF Galeri Indonesia Kaya/File

    Members of Yunita Dance Space are named as the winners of the group category at the Indonesia Menari 2017 event on Sunday at Grand Indonesia mall, Central Jakarta.

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More than 3,000 people from different communities, universities, schools and dance clubs gathered at the annual Indonesia Menari (Indonesia Dancing) 2017.

Held on Sunday at 1 p.m., the event took place in three different locations in three different cities, namely Grand Indonesia mall in Jakarta, Park Mall in Surakarta, Central Java and Mall 23 Paskal in Bandung, West Java.

Participants danced while wearing a fusion of ethnic and modern costumes. Those who had the best costume came out as the winners, receiving smartphones and cash prizes.

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Some local celebrities, such as Fero Walandouw and Yuki Kato in Jakarta, Morgan Oey in Bandung and Ayushita in Surakarta, made appearances at the events and danced alongside the participants.

First held in 2012, Indonesia Menari is a collective dance movement that aims to introduce people to traditional Indonesian dances. It is held every November by Galeri Indonesia Kaya by the Bakti Budaya Djarum Foundation. (asw)

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