TRANDMORANCE 2019 = Unique Combination of Tradition and Modern Dance in East Java Dance Performance

Sunday, 10 March 2019     View: 10230

Preservation of Indonesian culture is the responsibility of all its people. Including regional dance as an ancestral heritage, it needs to be introduced to the millennial generation. This was shown by a dance group from Jember State University (Unej) while presenting Mangir Belt Dance from Banyuwangi. One of the dancers, Siska Aulia, said that the preparation to perform the dance was only about 3 weeks. "Actually this dance has long been modified to be closer to young people. The difficulty is in its expression that often changes, "Siska explained.

He continued, Mangir Belt Dance is a dance that is magical to attract women. According to the belief in the Mangir area, with the belts disabetkan, the affected women will fall in love or even go crazy. Siska and her four friends hoped to win this performance. "Hopefully young people can know the regional dances that can be developed so that regional dances do not disappear. Of course we also want to be champions, "he hoped.

Meanwhile, the Chairperson of the Implementation of Trandmorance 2019, Emma Oktavianti, explained that this event was held with the aim of preserving the culture of regional dance in Indonesia so that it was known to the younger generation. This dance performance is different from the previous year. This year, a more strengthened concept in the form of a unique Back to 90's is included in the dance creations of every performer, especially modern dance. With the theme "No One Can Stop For us for Dance", there are at least 46 dance groups performing, with details of 25 traditional dances and 21 modern dances.

"The dance groups that appear in East Java, starting from Jember, Surabaya, Sidoarjo, Gresik, Surabaya, Malang, and others," explained Emma on Sunday, March 10, 2019.

Located in Campus 1 STIE Perbanas Surabaya, each performer is given a duration of 5-7 minutes. Modern dance viewers are given a maximum duration of 7 minutes, while the traditional dance is a maximum of 5 minutes. All participants present will compete for Champion 1,2, 3 for each type of dance plus Best Supporter and Best Photo Instagram.

Then, there are several types of assessment components considered by the jury. Among them: Koreo, Skill, Creativity, Costumes, Expressions, and special appreciation for traditional dance. The participants who appeared in the 2019 Trandmorance event included: Senstra Dance, Fresh Id, Traditional Sawunggaling Dance, D'Culture, Cakadidi, and many others. (Eko.r)

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