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History of ballet in Indonesia illuminated in ‘Historia’

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 12 2019   /  02:58 am

Communal: Marlupi Dance Academy‘s Rakjat provides a more Indonesian take on dance compared to the previous performance of Don Quixote Suite. The history of ballet in Indonesia is being showcased in an exhibition and through dances by five Indonesian dance schools and the West Australian Ballet company.In a country with a rich tradition of dance, ballet is one of the art forms that have become a staple of Indonesian dance schools.With rigorous training that often starts when they are little, ballerinas are comparable in dedication to dancers specializing in the more traditional variants of the art.To celebrate Indonesia’s small but vibrant ballet scene, a non-profit foundation, Ballet.id, recently held an exhibition that highlighted the nation’s history of ballet, from its beginnings in the early 20th century to its present-day state.Held at the Gedung Kesenian Jakarta playhouse in ...