ASIDE from looking creative, three works of art staged at the Indonesia Institute of the Arts (ISI) Denpasar on Tuesday (Nov 26) were also filled with moral messages. Powered by three skilled choreographers consisting of I Wayan Sutirtha, I Ketut Sutapa and I Gusti Putu Sudarta, the performance became an interesting spectacle. Such a show posed the compositions of grant winners who previously had organized an exhibition and seminar.
Sutirta, an artist from Gianyar commenced the show with the composition entitled Aguru. With the musical accompaniment composed by I Nyoman Kariasa, Sutirta presented the art show for 15 minutes telling about the natural love between a teacher and student. This is a reciprocal relationship that has glorified the sublime art of dance in Bali.
Through the dance, it was showed how physical contact and the inner dialogue occurred between a teacher and student was described in harmony. Students were encouraged to inherit and preserve the beauty of the dance taking place in personal and communal relations. The message to be disseminated was inviting the youth as the nation’s next generation to preserve Balinese art, especially the art of dance.
Meanwhile, Sutapa presented the art of work entitled Ben ... ca ... na (literally means di...sas...ter). This dance taking place for about 25 minutes narrated about the ups and downs in living the family life. By all means, every family’s life would be faced with problems and they were humane process in apprehending the harmonization of human life.
Harmonization begun with balanced emotion. Otherwise, it would result in disharmony. If the emotion was encapsulated, the wisdom would vanish and then it gave birth to a domestic violence. The musical accompaniment was arranged by composer I Kadek Juliantara by involving the dancers from the Dance Department students, Faculty of Performing Arts, the ISI Denpasar.
In the meantime, Gusti Putu Sudarta presented a theatrical show entitled Puyung Bolong Telah Hilang. The theatrical work involved choreographer Gede Putu Arsa Wijaya and dancers from Dance Department students of the ISI Denpasar and gamelan players from Paripurna Bona Studio, Gianyar.
The puppetry work lasting for about 90 minutes gave emphasis on the cultivation of song as inspired by geguritan ballad. The literary works expressed in beautiful language and applied the rules of Alamkara or style of language through the implementation of phonological aspect, explored the ideas through musical language. Songs and hymns were composed in new melodies in selendro and pelog scale and with the utilization of a dynamic space.
Such a work turned unique because a dancer could double as a singer, or even musician. On the contrary, a musician and puppeteer could double as a dancer. All the elements of theater were worked on in such a way that could become a presentation of dramatic art providing a new touch. (BTN/015)
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