The Jakarta Post
Jasmine flowers decorate the heads of Bedhaya Menik dancers during the performance at Balai Sarwono in South Jakarta on May 31. (JP/Wienda Parwitasari)
Students of Al-Izhar High School Pondok Labu in South Jakarta have recently earned second place in "Dancing in the Street" category at the Llangollen International Eisteddfod 2017.
The six-day festival was held in Llangollen, Wales from July 3 to 9 and joined by 4,000 people.
Apart from the aforementioned category, the students also scored high in "Choreographic Folklore" and "Traditional Folk Dance" categories.
“[Their performance of] Randai Dance and Tari Piring [Plate Dance] took the fourth position with [the score of ] 83.7 in 'Choreographic Folklore' category and Rapai Geleng Gance earned the fifth position with [the score of] 91 in 'Traditional Folk Dance' category,” said the students’ mentor Arniyani Arifin.
The winner for the "Choreographic Folklore" category was Loughgiel Folk Dancers from Northern Ireland, followed by Gabhru Panjab De and Real Folk Cultural International, both from India, who took the second and third positions, respectively.
Loughgiel Folk Dancers of Northern Ireland was also crowned first winner in the "Traditional Folk Dance" category, followed by Gabhru Panjab De from India, Corrivrechan from Scotland and Real Folk Cultural International from India, who ranked in the second, third and fourth positions, respectively. (kes)