KENCAN TARI 2008 DAN GELAR KOREOGRAFI KOTA
Kencan Tari (Dance Date) was a workshop on the role of dramaturgy in choreography, or when dramaturgy made an intervention in the process of choreography. The participants of the workshop—13 choreographer, with 7 participants from Solo, 2 from Yogyakarta, 2 from Padang Panjang, and 2 from Jakarta—were introduced to this approach in a week-long workshop with Tang Fu Kuen, a dramaturge from Thailand.
In the workshop, the choreographers were giventhemes of urban issues to be used for the basis of their work. Proposals for the works would be selected, and the selected ones would be presented in the Dance Date performance on an unspecified date.
The Dance Date took place on November 24 – 30, 2008, at the PKBI House in Kebayoran Baru, Jakarta, and held by the Committee of Dance of the Jakarta Arts Council. Beside the Dance Date event, there will be a City Choreography performance, which is an event that provides a space for Indonesian contemporary choreographers to talk about urban issues. The main fare will be the performance of four selected choreography works. Alongside the performances, there will also be a Street Dance competition, as a typical urban phenomenon.
The schedule for the City Choreography performance is as follows:
· February 24, 2009 at Bakoel Koffie Senopati/Ark Gallery. Choreographer: Yola Yulfianti
· February 25, 2009 at the Plaza of the Taman Ismail Marzuki Arts Complex. Choreographer: Fitra Airiansyah
· February 26, 2009 at the Plaza of the Taman Ismail Marzuki Arts Complex. Choreographer: Retno Sulistyorini
· February 26, 2009 at the Sarinah-Thamrin crossroad. Choreographer: Boby Ari Setiawan