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Jakarta Post

Nine days of dance

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, June 5 2012   /  09:00 am

Movement: The “iBody” dance is performed by the Institut Kesenian Jakarta Dance Company at the Indonesian Dance Festival on Sunday at Taman Ismail Marzuki. JP/Jerry AdigunaThe 11th Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), slated for various sites in Jakarta, offers a stage for various performances, from seasoned dancers to younger talents.

Its pre-events included a mass dance conducted last month at the Hotel Indonesia traffic circle involving over 2,000 dancers, a one-week choreography workshop for dancers from various parts of Indonesia, as well a seminar and a dance competition.

The festival’s peak period started on June 1 and runs to June 9, and will feature performances from local as well as international dancers from various countries including Japan, France and Belgium.

The opening night’s highlights included a performance of Surakarta’s “Bedhoyo Dirada...