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Jakarta Post

JakIPA 2019 promotes cultural exploration, invention

  • Maria Michelle Angela

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, November 20 2019   /  01:23 am
Cheerful moves: The Junost Dance Ensemble Moscow performs at the Jakarta International Performing Arts 2019 (JakIPA 2019) festival in Monas, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)(JakIPA 2019) festival in Monas, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)

Cheerful moves: The Junost Dance Ensemble Moscow performs at the Jakarta International Performing Arts 2019 (JakIPA 2019) festival in Monas, Central Jakarta, on Saturday.(JP/Dionnasius Aditya)Audiences were presented with performances like no other during Jakarta International Performing Arts (JakIPA) 2019, held on Saturday and Sunday at the National Monument (Monas) East Plaza of Merdeka Square in Central Jakarta.The biennial festival featured local and foreign artists and troupes, including those from Jakarta’s sister cities of Berlin, Budapest and Moscow. The Berlin-Jakarta collaborative show presented acrobatic acts to the accompaniment of traditional Indonesian music, which was a challenge for its young performers.“Some of the students struggled to adapt to the music, which was unusual for acrobatic acts. They had to rehearse more for it. ...