The Jakarta Post
The group presented two dances at the competition, namely Randai from Padang in West Sumatra and Ratoeh Jaroe from Aceh. (www.ui.ac.id/File)
Thirty University of Indonesia (UI) students from the School of Psychology who are part of the Tari Kencana Pradipa dance group received the grand champion title at the 15th International Competition and Festival of Folklore "Etoiles de Paris" held from July 16 to 19 in Paris.
The group presented two dances at the competition, namely Randai from Padang in West Sumatra and Ratoeh Jaroe from Aceh.
The Randai dance performed at the event is said to be a new creation made by the team's coaches based on several styles of silat (traditional martial art). Meanwhile, the Ratoeh Jaroe dance that highlights togetherness featured female dancers. Both dances were accompanied by traditional musical instruments played by the group.
As reported by Antara news agency, group head Rara Anindita said in a statement that the team would also participate at the International Dance and Music Festival "All Colours of Art" in Rome, which runs from July 25 to 29. (dpk/kes)