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Jakarta Post

Andara Firman Moeis: Dancing for change

  • Ika Krismantari

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 22 2012   /  08:06 am

JP/Jerry AdigunaThe contemporary dance scene in Indonesia is lucky to have an inspiring dancer and choreographer like Andara Firman Moeis, who continues to question, challenge and bring changes to local performance.

Andara, or Anggie as her friends call her, first challenged the local dance scene with her ultramodern style back in 2006 when she was a third-year student at the Jakarta Institute of Art (IKJ).

Anggie stunned dance critics at the time with peculiar choreography that at times showed her holding an iPod with eyes glued to a Blackberry screen or dancing to a Britney Spears song.

The performance turned out to be a breakthrough in the contemporary dance scene in Indonesia, as most artists still cling to traditional values. Experts lauded the show as fresh and offering new perspectives.

Six years later, Anggie has risen to become one of the most p...