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EKI Update V 1.0: Modernity & Ethnic Pride

  • Cemara Dinda

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Thu, May 19 2016   /  10:09 am

Harmony in movement: Ceker Geger, choreographed by Kresna Kurnia Wijaya — a dynamic depiction of a cockfight tradition in BaliThe EKI Dance Company entertains its audience with a rich blend of modernity and tradition.The Jakarta-based dance troupe, which has been around since 1996, hopes its regular performances this year will both entertain and educate its audience on what it means to remember one’s roots.

In a recent production called EKI Update V 1.0, the troupe presented new dances wrapped up in a variety show differing from their previous performances such as Madame Dasima, Gallery of Kisses or China Moon.

The first show, held on May 12 at Teater Kecil in Taman Ismail Marzuki, Central Jakarta, encompassed the theme of “EtnikKekinian: A Variety Show of Dances, Talks and Whatever” with Aiko Senosoenoto and Surya Setya Mulya as executive producers.

The aud...