Saturday, July 21, 2012

Gala Budaya Nusantara 2012

A few nights ago, folk dance group Bireun Seudati from Universitas Pelita Harapan held an Indonesian cultural night "Gala Budaya Nusantara 2012" with the theme "Amazing Indonesia, Beyond Differences". The event was held at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta and was carried out as a release party for the group will go to USA to participate in Idaho International Dance and Music Festival and Bountiful Summerfest 2012. During the event, a total of 27 dancers and several musicians took part of the show. They performed some of Indonesian traditional dances, such as  Indang, Piring (Sumatera Barat), Rampai Kipas (Lampung), Zapin ( Riau), Bali Gandrung (Bali), Lenggang Kembang (DKI Jakarta), and Saman (Aceh).  Below are some of the photos captured before and during the show, enjoy!

Bireun Seudati

Monday, July 2, 2012

Little Tokyo : Ennichisai 2012

Ennichisai is a Japanese art and culinary festival, it is held annually and this was it's third year and this year was held on June 30th & July 1st. The event took place in Blok M district in South Jakarta. A lot of attraction can be seen on ennichisai, such as bon odori, band performance, cosplay contest, and also JKT48 performed there. Also there were a lot of food and souvenir booths. Since cosplay contest also took place, there were a lot of cosplayers in the area. Cosplay (コスプレ), short for "costume play", is a type of performance art in which participants don costumes and accessories to represent a specific character or idea. Cosplayers often interact to create a subculture centred around role play. Favorite sources include manga and anime, comic books, video games and films [wikipedia]. Sadly, I was unable to attend the whole event, so here are the photos of Ennichisai 2012, please enjoy! Constructive comments are always appreciated.
  Ennichisai 2012
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