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Jakarta Post

Jakarta Dance Meet Up creates space for cross-genre performances

  • Tertiani ZB Simanjuntak


Jakarta   /   Fri, December 11 2020   /  01:00 am
Best step forward: Ballroom dancer Denny Howman is performing “The Crisis” in the Jakarta Dance Extravaganza program of the Jakarta Arts Council’s 2020 Jakarta Dance Meet-Up (JDMU), to be held entirely online this year. “The Crisis” is one of six separate pieces that together form Kembaran Jiwa (Twin Flames), a love story told through movement.(Courtesy of Jakarta Dance Extravaganza/Sukadi)

An annual program by the Dance Committee of the Jakarta Arts Council, JDMU 2020, will be held entirely online. Unlike in the past years, it will combine two programs. "We integrate Choreo-Lab, a process-oriented program, with creative product exhibition Jakarta Dance Extravaganza," said committee chair Yola Yulfianti at a virtual press conference. "JDMU 2020 will be the embryo for a larger Jakarta Dance Extravaganza to accommodate the creative dance industry and Chore-Lab as an international contemporary dance festival next year,” she added. Moving spirit: A still image shows two dancers in 'The Surrender' by choreographer Chikal Mutiara Diar of Swargaloka, a studio that specializes in traditional dance. (Courtesy of Jakarta Dance Extravaganza/Agus K) In collaboration with art and cultural center Indonesia Kaya and event organizer BOOW Live, the Jakarta D...