The Jakarta Post
A Malay cultural performance entitled Seloka Swarnadwipa was held on Nov. 25 at the Galeri Indonesia Kaya (GIK), Grand Indonesia shopping mall in Central Jakarta.
Members of Komunitas Perempuan Menari (Dancing Women Community) a group of women from various backgrounds, from housewives to entrepreneurs, performed in the event.
"They have one thing in common, namely their concern for Indonesian culture and arts," Djarum Foundation's Bakti Budaya program director Renitasari Adrian said in a statement.
The show opened with the Gending Sriwijaya dance from South Sumatra. An Acehnese song titled “Bungong Jeumpa“ and a poem reading titled Kau Tau (You Know) were also performed.
The community also performed other Malay dances such as the Tortor Tandok and Cik Minah Sayang from North Sumatra, Senandung Kipas from Riau and Indang from West Sumatra.
"This show is expected to restore the role of performing arts as a spectacle with Indonesian values,” Dancing Women Community coach Supriadi Arsyad said.
The GIK is a digital-based public space established by Djarum Foundation's Bakti Budaya. Since its opening in 2013, the GIK has presented more than 1,300 cultural shows to 450,000 visitors. (iru/kes)