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Jakarta Post

Dancers keep show going on virtual stage

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, May 5 2020   /  01:57 am

Quality entertainment: The curated program Saweran Online ensures high-quality dance performances posted on the Indonesia Dance Network’s YouTube channel. The performers come from many parts of Indonesia and represent different genres: traditional, modern dance, as well as dance tutorial videos.Virtual settings provide a new home for self-expression for the dance community as it is deprived of its stage.Slump in productivity and cashflow concern are among the most severe impacts of the global health crisis, which also hit the dance community. But the show must go on.

“I have talked to various dance communities in different parts of Indonesia. And if I may conclude, the gist [is that they] yearn to be back, performing again,” said Ratri Anindyajati, a dancer and art performance producer.

As a survivor of COVID-19, identified as Case No. 3, Ratri took the opportunity to...