A group of creative and powerful young artists performed a very beautiful dance. Although it was presented in an exploration, the idea of the dance remained to reach the audience. It was the contemporary presentation entitled Balai Tari Jemariku Menari in the Creative Art Studio (GEOKS) at Singapadu, Gianyar, Friday (Aug 23). The composition taking place for 2.5 hours entitled Balai Tari Jemariku Menari was commenced with the presentation of photo slide shows and then guided by Prof. Wayan Dibia as the GEOK group head to watch the performances on stage nicely arranged. Started from the entrance into the house, a dancer began to display its dance dressed in black while painting.
They danced in response to the existing room of the house, some moved on the second floor of the house, under the pavilion and at courtyard and at the end they jointly danced together. Though dancing on concrete, the dancers looked quite downright, and even seemed to enjoy the performance. “The idea was originated in the interest in looking at the pavilion in the GEOKS,” said Gede Radiana Putra, coordinator of the composition. The process, he added, lasted for two days and it was immediately staged. “We see the concept of home in Bali can accommodate various activities. There are love, comfort, ritual and other activities of Balinese community in the house area. On that account, we also free the clothes because they are free to explore,” he explained.
The artists getting involved in the composition were the students of the fifth semester of the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Jogjakarta, such as Tri Anggoro, Hendy Herdiawan, Pulung Jati Rangga, Adi Putra, Dahana Mur Pratama, Eri Sutedja, Putu Bagus Bang Sada Graha Saputra, Gede Radiana Putra and assisted by Arsa Wijaya (ISI Denpasar) and moderated by Ayu Satya Driti from the Udayana University. (BTN/015)