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Jakarta Post

Understanding Rica, reviewing sex

  • The Jakarta Post

  /   Sat, March 2 2013   /  03:29 pm

Intertwined: Female dancers perform a sex-themed work, a combination of dance, theater and fine art, at the Jakarta Art Institute.Choreographer Rica O. Darmawan, 25, presented her sex-themed work at the Jakarta Arts Institute (IKJ) from Feb. 17-18. There was no aura of eroticism, nor was anything sacred offered. The strange performance instead revealed our secondary personality.

To be exact, it was a total expression of man’s alter ego, rooted in the wildest imagination on the threshold of the subconscious. Rica combined theater, dance and fine art, going beyond the various corridors required for dance movements, by which the stage was merged with the audience, to the point of intimidation.

Allowing no time for complaint, the 25-minute irregular dance rhythms were marked with serene and tense motions followed by uncontrolled flings. Apparently heeding no choreographic no...