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Jakarta Post

Connecting Sundanese charms

  • Dian Kuswandini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, July 12 2010   /  10:24 am

Masquerade: Several dancers perform Rumyang Dance during West Java’s Sundanese cultural event in Jakarta recently. The audience was taken on a journey through the evolution of Sundanese culture. JP/Ricky YudhistiraBeyond the zest for culture, one question remains, re-inviting an ideal answer: What’s the perfect way of bringing the mishmash of traditions closer to the wider society?
Cultural enthusiasts have come with a myriad of answers that have led to places and stages, as they shared their passions through events and performances. Sharmi Ranti Wiranatakusumah and her friends are no exception, providing what they expect to be the ideal answer to engage one tradition with another — under one big umbrella. Promoting the concept of “the past, present and future”, Sharmi and the Merah Putih Foundation are embracing the smörgåsbord of Indonesian traditions. Recently, they ki...