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[Trailer] Specific Places Need Specific Dances – Darlane Litaay (Indonesia) & Tian Rotteveel (Netherlands-Germany)

Indonesian Dance Festival 2016: Tubuh Sonik – Main Performance

Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki
Thursday, 3 November 2016, 16.00 – 17.30

Specific Places Need Specific Dances is a dance piece that embarks from the act of waiting. Can waiting be a work of art? This question is the starting point of this 55-minute piece.

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Program Meeting and Workshop Preparation for the 2016 IDF

On March 31st – April 1st 2016, the Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) held a preparation meeting for the 2016 IDF event. The meeting, held at the IDF secretariat at the Art and Performance Faculty of Jakarta Arts Institute, was attended by 10 people from the 2016 IDF Artistic Team and IDF Secretariat Management. The two main things discussed in this meeting were the programs at the 2016 DF and the preparation of IDF Academy: A Series of Workshops.

The programs projected for the 2016 IDF that are planned to be executed in early November 2016 are generally similar to the previous ones. Most of the programs this year will be similar to the programs in the 2014 IDF. These programs are trying to show IDF’s desire to cover a deeper discourse and to try connecting the Indonesian dance scene to the global dance scene. In addition to that, the Artistic Team suggested and saw a few other possibilities of new programs in the 2016 IDF. The team is working intensively in formulating the programs that are being offered by the 2016 IDF so far.

“IDF has its own signature programs. One of them is the Showcase Program in which we provide an opportunity for Indonesian young choreographers to perform their creations. This kind of signature program must be maintained,” said Maria Darmaningsih, Program Director of the 2016 IDF, and also a member of the artistic team.

There are several old IDR programs that might be removed or transformed, following the current IDF development and trend. For instance, in the 2016 IDF, IDF Academy will start by presenting a series of workshops that will include Dancing Workshop, Artistic Research Workshop and Dance Writing Workshop.

“IDF is obviously changing, following the development of time. Therefore, old programs can be changed or removed based on what signifies IDF. In the future, IDF team must be open to these changes,” said Nungki Kusumastuti, IDF Finance Director and a member of the artistic team, during the meeting.

From the closest one to the camera and going clockwise are: Nia Agustina Pandhuniawati, Linda Mayasari, Maria Darmaningsih, Seno Joko Suyono, Nungki Kusumastuti, Taufik Darwis and Helly Minarti.

From the closest one to the camera and going clockwise are: Nia Agustina Pandhuniawati, Linda Mayasari, Maria Darmaningsih, Seno Joko Suyono, Nungki Kusumastuti, Taufik Darwis and Helly Minarti.

Another thing discussed in the meeting was the participant selection of IDF Academy: Dancing Workshop. By March 30th the IDF Secretariat received 50 applicants for the workshops which will be conducted in the Kaldera Forest, Bogor, West Java. Thirty five participants passed the administrative selection. The 35 names went through another selection by the members of the artistic team. From the final selection, 16 participants were selected and in the process of being informed by the IDF Academy. The Academy will announce the names after the selected candidates have given confirmation of their participation in the workshops.

“It would be a shame if participants did not show up on the date. That’s why we need to confirm (their participation) first. If the selected candidates decide not to participate, we can give the vacant spot to the ones who did not get selected the first time. This way we ensure effectiveness,” added Yessy Apriati from the IDF Academy.

Seno Joko Suyono, a member of the artistic team of the 2016 IDF, saw how important it is to have a series of workshop in order to preserve the life of Indonesian dance scene.

“These workshops, I feel, are very important. One of my concerns is the Writing Workshop, which is a part of the workshop series in the 2016 IDF. In Indonesia, the writing tradition on dance has not been developed, which involves various factors. Hopefully, with these workshops, we can improve better,” said Seno Joko Suyono, a well-known journalist and novelist and also performance art observer.

Other than the two main things mentioned above, the meeting participants also discussed different possibilities of cooperation in the 2016 IDF. Helly Minarti, another member of the artistic team, explained her experience in observing the development of dance art in Germany when she attended the Dance Platform in Frankfurt in mid-March 2016. Another thing that was discussed was the latest development of Indonesian and international choreographers and the newest dance work. The artistic team also talked about the young choreographers who will be performing in the Showcase Program at the 2016 IDF.***

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Akademi IDF Dance Workshop

In the event of the 2016 Indonesian Dance Festival, IDF Academy, one of the divisions in the Indonesian Dance Festival, is planning to hold three workshops. One of them is intended for young dancers who are aspiring to become professional dancers, especially in the field of contemporary dance. The Dance workshop will be held in the Kaldera Forest, Bogor, West Java on May 1st-7th, 2016. The dance workshop will try to meet the current demands in the contemporary dancing field.

The workshop emphasizes on two important elements of dancing, which include dance techniques and dancing techniques. Dance techniques are related to the dancer’s ability in mastering certain movement techniques and types. It includes ballet, Javanese traditional dances, Minang traditional dances, modern dance, etc. Meanwhile, dancing techniques teach dancers to master body intelligence and personal maturity. These abilities will become the foundation of their stage presence. Dancers will also be able to accentuate themselves when they are dancing in various contexts. In the local discourse and context, this quality is what is often described in more abstract terms, such as ‘rasa‘,‘taksu‘ or ‘greget’.

IDF Academy realises that the demands of dancers in contemporary dancing scene have been more complex, which are caused by the various approaches and choreographic experiments from choreographers. Often, dancers are asked to actively interpret an abstract concept from the choreographer or to give ideas as a part of a creative process, which then enables a collaborative, and not didactic, process. Dance concept, therefore, is an important element in contemporary choreography.

IDF’s Dance Workshop is designed to give an opportunity to young dancers to enrich themselves with dancing techniques. It is expected that young dancers can master relevant dancing techniques to meet the artistic demands in a more experimental contemporary dance field.

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Master Classes, IDF 2014, by Rianto | Photo: Indonesian Dance Festival’s Documentation

Four trainers—two international trainers and two local trainers—have been chosen carefully by the IDF Academy. These four experts are going to provide materials and knowledge intensively for the 15 selected dancers during the 6-day workshop. The workshop will be held in Kaldera Forest, Bogor—a serene and inspiring location. The workshop is designed as such so that the trainers and participating dancers can work together in the same place and enable a more organic communication between them.

For this workshop, IDF Academy invites Suprapto Suryodarmo (Indonesia), Benny Krisnawardi (Indonesia), Ramli Ibrahim (Malaysia) and Su Wen-Chi (Taiwan) as the trainers. These are four familiar names in Indonesian and international dancing scene. Suprapto Suryodarmo pioneered the Joged Amerta approach. This technique influenced European dancing scene since the 80s and he has given workshops in various countries for the past three decades. Benny Krisnawardi is one of the collaborators to the late choreographer Gusmiati Suid in formulating Indonesian dance moves that later would be recognised as the Gumarang Sakti moves. This style has been used as the base of much contemporary choreography in Indonesia. Before joining the Gumarang Sakti in the 80s, Benny had studied the Minangkabau traditional martial art, pencak silat.

The two other trainers are Ramli Ibrahim (Malaysia) and Su Wen-Chi (Taiwan). Ramli is a famous Malaysian dancer. He studied ballet and Malaysian traditional dances when he was young and later he intensively studied Bharatanatyam under the tutelage of Deba Prasad Das. In 1983, Ramli founded Sutra Dance Theatre. Meanwhile, Su Wen-Chi is not only known as a choreographer, but also as a new media artist. In 2005, he founded YiLab in Taiwan—an experimental group which is made of new media artists and performance artists, working together in integrating new technologies and finding new performance formats.

For the Dance Workshop, IDF Academy will select 15 potential young dancers with the age ranging from 20-30 years old. The dancers must master one or more dance techniques, have performed contemporary dances or have performed non-contemporary dances but are willing to work together with contemporary choreographers. It is expected that the workshop will help Indonesian dancers in increasing their abilities and answering the demands of the development in contemporary dance scene.***

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“Roro Mendut” Buka Indonesian Dance Festival 2014 di Jakarta

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“Saya ingin ke depannya koreografer Indonesia juga memberi warna baik di Indonesia atau di dunia internasional karena sebenarnya potensi kita banyak sekali, tentunya dengan dukungan dari berbagai pihak.”

Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Festival tari internasional bertajuk Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) kembali digelar untuk ke-12 kalinya pada 4-9 November 2014 di Jakarta.”IDF tahun ini mengambil tema Expand yang berarti meluas, mengjangkau, melakukan kemungkinan baru,” ujar Direktur IDF Maria Darmaningsih di Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, Selasa malam (4/11).

Berkaitan dengan tema tersebut, IDF 2014 mencoba memproduksi sendiri karya kolaborasi sesama seniman Indonesia maupun dengan seniman mancanegara.

Salah satu karya kolaborasi bertajuk “Roro Mendut” karya koreografer beraliran neo-klasik Jawa Retno Maruti dan penata visual Nindityo Adipurnomo dipilih sebagai karya pembuka IDF 2014.

“Proses produksinya memakan waktu enam bulan, tentang visual, dramaturnya, musiknya itu dilakukan pembahasan dan latihan terus-menerus,” kata Maria.

Maria menjelaskan akan ada satu karya kolaborasi seniman Belgia, Arco Renz, dengan koreografer muda asal Padangpanjang, Ali Sukri, yang akan ditampilkan pada malam penutupan 9 November mendatang.

Festival tari dua tahunan yang berlangsung selama lima hari ini didukung oleh peserta dari tujuh negara yaitu Jepang, Tiongkok, Korea, Singapura, Jerman, Prancis, dan Belgia.

Program Baru

Selain program yang sudah biasa disajikan dalam tiap penyelenggaraan IDF, tahun ini salah satu festival tari tertua di Asia ini juga melaksanakan dua program baru yaitu Young Potential Coreographer (YPC) dan LAB.

“16 koreografer muda berbakat kami fasilitasi untuk menonton, mempelajari, meningkatkan apresiasi, dan mengetahui perkembangan tari di dunia,” tutur Maria.

Para koreografer muda itu, lanjutnya, berasal dari berbagai daerah di Indonesia seperti Aceh, Palembang, Riau, Lampung, Jogja, Surabaya, Solo, Semarang, Makasar, Bandung, Jakarta, dan Bali yang terpilih melalui rekomendasi dari para koreografer senior dan kurator.

“Untuk penyelenggaraan IDF berikutnya, mereka diharapkan dapat menampilkan karya dalam program Showcase yang khusus diperuntukkan bagi koreografer muda,” ujar maestro tari Jawa ini.

Sedangkan LAB merupakan program yang dibuat untuk menyajikan karya yang masih dalam proses penggarapan dengan tujuan untuk melihat bagaimana pengembangan konsep sebuah karya hingga perwujudannya melalui kerja studio.

Maria menjelaskan bahwa keseluruhan agenda IDF 2014 yaitu pertunjukan, seminar, diskusi, master class, YPC, LAB, dan pameran sejarah IDF berlangsung di beberapa tempat di Jakarta yaitu Taman Ismail Marzuki, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Institut Kesenian Jakarta, Goethe Haus, dan Teater Salihara.

“Saya ingin ke depannya koreografer Indonesia juga memberi warna baik di Indonesia atau di dunia internasional karena sebenarnya potensi kita banyak sekali, tentunya dengan dukungan dari berbagai pihak,” katanya.(*)

Editor: B Kunto Wibisono

COPYRIGHT © ANTARA 2014

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Seniman Sal Murgiyanto terima penghargaan dari IDF

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Jakarta (ANTARA News) – Seniman dan kritikus tari Sal Murgiyanto menerima penghargaan seumur hidup atau lifetime achievement dari Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) ke-12 yang diadakan di Jakarta pada 4-8 November 2014.

Sal menerima penghargaan tersebut pada malam pembukaan IDF 2014, Selasa, di Teater Besar Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta, karena dianggap sebagai kritikus tari yang paling konsisten menulis dan melakukan penelitian sekaligus menjadi pendidik dengan pengalaman yang sangat luas.

“Penghargaan ini menarik buat saya karena seniman kan sering tidak dihargai, apalagi tari masih dianggap sebagai sesuatu yang tidak penting oleh masyarakat Indonesia,” ujar Sal di Jakarta, Selasa (4/11) malam.

Bagi pria kelahiran Surakarta, 27 Desember 1945 ini seni adalah tanggapan seseorang terhadap apa yang ada di sekelilingnya, baik itu pada sesama manusia, alam, hewan, tumbuhan, ataupun pada Sang Pencipta.

“Esensi dari berkesenian adalah belajar menjadi orang baik,” kata pria yang meraih gelar doktor bidang kajian seni pertunjukan dari New York University ini.

Inisiator IDF sekaligus salah seorang perintis berdirinya Fakultas Seni Pertunjukan Institut Kesenian Jakarta ini banyak menyoroti tari tak hanya dari sisi keterampilan, namum selalu mengaitkannya dengan pengetahuan dan wacana.

Beberapa buku yang pernah ditulisnya antara lain Ketika Cahaya Merah Memudar (1993), Teater Daerah Indonesia (1996), Kritik Tari (2002), serta Tradisi dan Inovasi (2004). Selain itu dia juga telah memberikan banyak pelatihan kritik tari dan mempresentasikan makalah di berbagai seminar di Indonesia maupun mancanegara.

Kini Sal tetap tekun mengamati dan mengikuti perkembangan seni tari di Indonesia maupun dunia dengan aktif terlibat dalam berbagai diskusi seni.

“Apa yang saya harapkan dalam dunia tari di masa depan Indonesia adalah semua orang mulai dari anak-anak hingga orang dewasa bisa menari untuk menuangkan pikiran, perasaan, dan imajinasi dalam bentuk yang tidak naratif melainkan dengan medium gerak,” tuturnya.

Editor: Desy Saputra

COPYRIGHT © ANTARA 2014

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Koreografer Jerman Ikuti Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) 2014

TRIBUNNEWS.COM, JAKARTA – Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) 2014 yang diselenggarakan di Jakarta bakal menampilkan  100 penari  dari 15 koreografer  Indonesia dan mancanegara.

Mengusung tema EXPAND, perhelatan ini digelar di kompleks Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ), Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ), GoetheHaus dan Komunitas Salihara mulai 4 November sampai 8 November 2014. “Koreografer dari luar negeri yang akan tampil berasal  dari Singapura, Jerman dan Jepang,” kata Executive Director IDF 2014, Maria Darmaningsih di Jakarta, Rabu (22/10/2014).

Maria mengatakan IDF akan dibuka pagelaran tari yang dibuat atas  tafsir ulang Roro Mendut. Ini kolaborasi koreografer Retno Maruti dan perupa Nindityo Adipurnomo.

“Penutup dilakukan oleh Kris Is, kolaborasi koreografer Arco Renz dari kelompok tari Kobalt Works (Brussel), Melanie Lane, Ali Sukri (koreografer/dosen tari) dengan enam penari muda mahasiswa/lulusan ISI Padangpanjang,” katanya.

Disebutkan IDF juga memiliki ruang pementasan bagi koreografer muda menunjukkan karya tarinya yang memiliki karakteristik yang spesifik.

“Ajang menghadirkan “Master Classess” yang memberi kesempatan kepada para koreografer, pencinta tari, dan mahasiswa serta masyarakat,” katanya.

IDF menjadi  satu-satunya festival tari kontemporer yang diadakan sejak tahun 1992.  Festival tari diadakan setiap dua tahun sekali.

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“Indonesian Dance Festival” 2014 Hadir 5 Hari di Jakarta

Tarian karya koreografer Achi asal Jakarta akan ditampilkan dalam Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) 2014 di Jakarta, 4-8 November 2014. (BeritaSatu.com/Herman)

Jakarta – Memasuki usia ke-22 tahun serta penyelenggaraan yang ke-12 kali, Indonesian Dance Festival (IDF) kembali hadir di Jakarta pada 4-8 November 2014.

Event yang mengusung tema EXPAND yaitu memperluas bidang penjelajahan baik secara estetika maupun wacana ini akan digelar di kompleks Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM), Institut Kesenian Jakarta (IKJ), Gedung Kesenian Jakarta (GKJ), GoetheHaus dan Komunitas Salihara.

Executive Director IDF 2014, Maria Darmaningsih menjelaskan, tahun ini IDF akan dibuka oleh sebuah produksi baru atas tafsir ulang Roro Mendut, hasil kolaborasi koreografer Retno Maruti dan perupa Nindityo Adipurnomo. kemudian ditutup Kris Is, kolaborasi koreografer Arco Renz dari kelompok tari Kobalt Works (Brussel), Melanie Lane, Ali Sukri (koreografer/dosen tari) dengan enam penari muda mahasiswa/lulusan ISI Padangpanjang. Dari sisi produksi Kris Is, IDF bekerja sama dengan Kobalt Works dan Komunitas Salihara dalam konteks ko-produksi.

“IDF 2014 menghadirkan sekitar 100 penari yang akan menampilkan tarian dari 15 koreografer Indonesia dan mancanegara. IDF juga memiliki ruang showcase untuk memberi kesempatan pada koreografer muda menunjukkan karya tarinya yang memiliki karakteristik yang spesifik,” ungkap Maria Darmaningsih di kampus IKJ, Jakarta, Selasa (21/10).

Ia melanjutkan, event ini juga menghadirkan “Master Classess” yang memberi kesempatan kepada para koreografer, pencinta tari, dan mahasiswa serta masyarakat umum untuk belajar teknik tari tertentu dari para penari dan koreografer tingkat dunia, baik lokal maupun mancanegara.

Kemudian ada forum diskusi “Bicara Tari” yang dibuat sebagai wahana bagi para praktisi tari – koreografer, penari, produser maupun presenter untuk saling berbagi pengalaman, mempertajam ide dan melakukan refleksi serta mengajukan tinjauan kritikal atas perjalanan kreatif dan karya-karya mereka. “Program diskusi juga sebagai wahana dialog antara para pelaku tari dengan penonton atau pengapresiasi karyanya,” lanjut dia.

Sementara bintang pertunjukan IDF 2014 antara lain Retno Maruti (Indonesia), Eko Suprianto (Indonesia), Arco Rentz (Belgia), Jeromel Bel (Perancis), Tao Dance Theater (Tiongkok), serta koreografer mancanegara lainnya dari Singapuran, Jerman dan Jepang.

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Sumber: http://www.beritasatu.com/hiburan/219179-indonesian-dance-festival-2014-hadir-5-hari-di-jakarta.html