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Jakarta Post

Dance festival explores new aesthetic, artistic forms

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Fri, November 13 2020   /  01:00 am
Serenity: Indonesian dancer Martinus Miroto performs 'Sadhana', which shows the interaction between humans and nature. The direct-to-video performance was part of the Layar Terkembang (Billowing Sails) program at of Indonesian Dance Festival/-)

Jakartan Bathara Saverigadi turned his repertoire into a short movie comparable to film noir style, featuring his solitude, the unbeknown future and the many roles society expects him to bear. Titled 23th (23 years old), the performance, which lasts less than 2 minutes, is a clever mix of dance choreography, music and cinematography.  The combination of gamelan and piano composed by Bagaskoro Putro provide the segue between acts and the camera work by Chikal Mutiara gives dramatic effect to each dance movement. The dance was among dozens compiled for the 1’59 Project Indonesia, which opened the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) 2020 on Nov. 7. Spacetime: Dancer Kezia Alyssa translates her personal journal into a performance titled 'Day 211', which is included in the 1'59 Project Indonesia. It was performed on the opening night of at dia.lo.gue art center ...