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Jakarta Post

IDF calls on dance world to remain empowered during pandemic

  • Musthofid


Jakarta   /   Thu, November 5 2020   /  10:59 am
Virtual performance: South Korean dance choreographer Ahn Eun-me gives a workshop on her 1'59 Project Indonesia through Zoom in the lead up to the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) beginning this weekend.(Courtesy of/YouTube)

A bare-chested man dances to a mix of metal and traditional music. Wearing a blangkon (Javanese cap), he stretches his arms out into the air and waves his palms up and down as if he were a bat flapping its wings in the dim moonlight. This scene is from a filmed dance performance by Harry Harmonika, one of 60 participants in South Korean Ahn Eun-me’s 1’59 Project Indonesia for the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF), which starts this Saturday. Unlike the past events, this year’s IDF, which will run for a week, until Nov. 14, will be held online because of the pandemic. Ahn is one of the international choreographers who have been invited to present their work. She led a Zoom workshop for Indonesian dance enthusiasts. "Participants came from throughout Indonesia. Registration was open for two days. It turned out that the interest was really huge. More than 20...