Kampana

Kampana is the latest form of the empowerment program for young dance artists, started since the first edition of the Indonesian Dance Festival in 1992. The presentation of this program from time to time with various formats and names indicates the role of IDF as an incubatorial space, an effort to provide access for young dance artists to develop their dance ideas and practices. Over a long period, the selected choreographers participate in dance workshops, artistic research, dance criticism, and intensive discussions with the curators. The lessons gained from the program agendas are then applied to their respective works.

PEEKING THE 2020 KAMPANA

KAMPANA, according to its principle of curation, is not just selecting and presenting established works. This platform is a laboratory for young artists during the creative process of their work. The six choreographers invited in this program, Anis Harliani, Eka Wahyuni, Eyi Lesar, Irfan Setiawan, Gege Diaz, and Puri Senja, offered ideas for works in line with the IDF2020.zip theme. They have ignited their power based on their respective contexts, starting from contact with traditions and social issues, to issues of gender and sexuality.

We should change the plan of the Kampana process that has been implemented since 2019, due to the global pandemic. Meetings and a series of workshops, as important aspects of Kampana, should be changed into online meetings and long-distance consultations which were previously uncommon practices, especially in the creative process of dance. However, the changes did not reduce the enthusiasm of the selected Kampana artists. It even brought new possibilities to their creation process.

Through a number of adjustments, Kampana still tries to facilitate the artistic needs and aspirations of the selected choreographers and tries to defend their respective main ideas. To our delight, the three choreographers found a way to negotiate the transition of the performance medium, from the stage to online platforms. This is also a manifestation of power, spurring the artists to explore the potential of their works with virtual language and space. You will meet the performances by these three choreographers in the Kampana Performances program.

Meanwhile, the other three choreographers will continue their creative process. We hope that they will present their work at the next IDF. However, we have prepared a space so that the wider public can follow the process that has been experienced by the participants of this year’s event. In Kampana Trajectory, the six choreographers will present their ideas, lay out the performance concepts, and narrate their creative process. On the other hand, the agenda is also part of their artistic development practice. We hope you can participate and take part in the journey of the 2020 Kampana young artists, exploring new spaces and bodies in IDF2020.zip.

Enjoy the show!

KAMPANA PERFORMANCES

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The Other Half

By: Puri Senja

Sunday, 8th of November 2020
14:00 & 19.00 (GMT+7)

The Other Half is the result of Puri Senja’s search for memory of her body, how her personal experiences in dealing with all of the treatments became embodied in her daily and dancing gestures. On the other hand, this work also continues to seek innovative presentation formats for its audiences, especially due to the pandemic, by searching for various cinematographic possibilities.

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Virtual WAY
(Who Are You)

By: Eyi Lesar

Monday, 9th of November 2020
14:00 & 19.00 (GMT+7)

Virtual WAY (WhoAreYou) is the result of Eyi Lesar’s reflection on horizontal conflicts that have shifted to the virtual world. Nowadays’ persecution and hatred are based on differences in religion, ethnicity, and even sexual orientation. They are increasingly difficult to contain due to the loss of integrity and accuracy of information. In addition to expressing an incomplete gaze through camera work and the interaction of the dancers’ bodies, this work also affixes terror, fear and anxiety as a consequence of mass persecution and alienation.

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Re-reading Impact

By: Irfan Setiawan

Tuesday, 10 November 2020
14:00  & 19.00 (GMT+7)

Re-reading Impact by Irfan Setiawan explores the contrasts of various types of impacts caused by individual choices, crowds, and the COVID-19 pandemic, while also tracing its origins, exposing the consequences, and stirring up our feelings while waiting for another impact to come with a louder sound.

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KAMPANA TRAJECTORY

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Gege Diaz

Sunday, 8th of November 2020
16:00 (GMT+7)

In this video, Gege compiles a re-reading of the traces of his dance works and his body in the intersection of tradition and modernity. Instead of placing tradition and modernity in antagonism, Gege creates a dialogue based on them. Gege’s choreography, Rufus, shows how the Flores tradition and modern reality can live and synergize within him as a single entity.

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Anis Harliani

Monday, 9th of November 2020
16:00 (GMT+7)

Listen to Anis Harliani’s story about her experiences in participating in a number of national and international dance workshops. Her experiences in joining a number of dance workshops has affected her creative process. In addition, Anis Harliani will also explain the concept of an ideal body in gender perception that she is working on in the 2020 IDF’s Kampana.

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Eka Wahyuni

Tuesday, 10th of November 2020
16:00 (GMT+7)

This video is a compilation of sketches of Eka’s latest project entitled The Enchantment of Tari Gong that is explored through the approach of digital media culture. Eka finds video not only as a technology to record and transfer documentation of her process and work into a virtual presentation format, but also as an artistic medium. Experiencing the video medium for Eka is almost similar to when she traces the history of the gong dance through pieces of artefacts, motion, and memories; where distance, focus adjustment, and distortion are intertwined.

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Puri Senja

Sunday, 8th of November 2020
14:00 & 19.00 (GMT+7)

Puri Senja will revisit the journey of her dance career from the beginning, since she was in high school until she began to work on the discourse of memory and body. The discourse that describes how past sexual abuse and violence affect her present body is what she is working on in The Other Half. Listen to Puri Senja’s story about her personal experiences that are embodied in her latest work.

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Eyi Lesar

Monday, 9th of  November 2020
14:00 & 19.00 (GMT+7)

Eyi Lesar will share how his life as a dancer has been influenced by spiritual reflection on the social context of Indonesia today. He will also describe the rediscovery of himself through the process of creating works, especially in the 2020 IDF’s Kampana.

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Irfan Setiawan

Tuesday, 10th of November 2020
14:00 & 19.00 (GMT+7)

Irfan Setiawan will present his journey as a dancer, which in general always returns to the question of identity. On the one hand, he always feels drawn to “go home”, but at the same time he keeps on reflecting his new identity that is influenced by the years of wandering in Jakarta. The two poles between hometown and overseas are pulling towards each other in his works. The question of identity can also be found in Re-reading Impact, his work for the IDF2020.zip

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