Balinese / Dayak
Sanggar Seni Sukarya
is a community center for the development and preservation of Balinese art and culture especially Jegog, the unique bamboo orchestra from Jembrana, west Bali.
Since its birth in 2014, Sanggar Seni Sukarya has created 7 new music compositions and 6 dances. Three dances have won third and second prizes in prestigious traditional dance festivals in Jakarta.
MUHAMMAD SYAUQI FROM INDONESIA
Dayak Ngaju tribe is the largest Dayak tribe who live in the river area of Kahayan, Kapuas and Katingan. Reliigi this tribe has been in depth in depth. The ancestral origins of Dayak Ngaju can be traced from the historical writings of the Dayak Ngaju people. In the history of ancestors Dayak Ngaju believed to come from the kingdom which was located in the valley of the southern Yunnan Mountains. Muhammad Syauqi is originally from Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, was born on 18 August 1988. He is son of the soil by the tribe Dayak Ngaju. He is 2013 graduate UMP majoring in elementary school education program study (PGSD). Muhammad Syauqi has had the fortune of performing works with Hatta M Nuri, Toeseng Asang, Tris Sofia Nugraha, Benny M Tundan, AmangFudin, City Art Council (DKD/Dewan Kesenian Kota), Kamau Aboyomi and PRANA. He has attended Hari Tari Sedunia (Dance World Day) Opening by President RI 2013 Jakarta, The movement tribe invention project, Mutant Borneo, Tari Pedalaman Dyogyakarta, Matajiwa act. Rizal and Bali Spirit Festival 2016. Since graduation and leaving Palangkaraya, Central Kalimantan, and moved to Bali. Muhammad Syauqi has been a freelance dancer artist and has worked with dance artist around the world, In addition to being a performer, he is a choreographer.
The artist states 'not the physical beauty and body pattern with beautiful movements and full of spectacles of spectacular gestures that are cultivated in the clump of traditional dance moves but a truth, a summary of the story implied from the histories and previous civilizations. That's what can be interpreted as one of the media in uncovering traces of civilization and the destruction of human relationships, animal glory and greed, as well as the hope of immortality that soars and the fragility of intelligent beings. The movement of tradition restores beauty with simplicity.'
TEBO UMBRA FROM INDONESIA
Tebo Aumbara is a contemporary dancer and choreographer. He graduated from the Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar (ISI Denpasar). He has performed and collaborated extensively throughout Indonesia, Australia and Eastern Europe. His diverse experiences range from ancient sacred dance to contemporary dance.
Tebo has been living in Bali for the past 8 years. Drawing inspiration from the rich heritage and the deep spiritual roots of Javanese and Balinese cultures, he went on to study the Sufi whirling dance with his master from Turkey. Whirling is a moving meditation technique developed by the beloved poet and mystic, Rumi. Originated in the 13th-centruy Turkey, it has been practiced as an ancient sacred ritual by the Sufi Dervishes order that follows Rumi.
With over twenty years of experience under his belt, Tebo continues to train rigorously and grow creatively. For him, dance is not only movement but also a path to mind mastering and soul opening. It has strengthened his ability to connect with the greater universe. With a strong sense of social responsibility, Tebo strives to raise public awareness of the cultural significance of tradiional dances.
Yudi is a dancer, performer and choreographer who was born in Bali island. In 2008 he was the“Art ambassador”, representing the province of Bali in Badung and he has been choreographer in many places including Udayana, Cultural Parade of the State Palace “Parade Budaya di Istana Negara RI”, Kodam Udayana, RS Indera Denpasar student creativity competitions, BNDCC, BUMN Jakarta, “Innovative Bangli”-events, Bali Mahalango, “Bangli greatness dance” as an educator at NGO Cendekia Harapan (Childrens house) in Jimbaran as well as doing lot of private projects on his own.
In JT Life Studio, he is performing Papuan warrior dance, Jaipong West-Javanese dance and Hegong dance from Maumere, which all are celebrating the ancient roots of Indonesian archipelago, its rich heritage, traditions and culture.
The artist states 'a lot of people assume that traditional and modern or today’s art is opposite. Then, it triggers the assumption that traditional things are old-fashioned and cannot adapt to the times, while modern refers to the properties of the renewable (up to date) and always adjust to the development of the times. Thus, the traditional is considered to be crushed with the modern. In the case of the development of art, many people assume that traditional art will be lost to modern art because modern art is considered more capable in terms of satisfying the soul or mind of society. Modern art is defined as art that is born following the motion of the times and always contemporary (renewable).'
NGURAH OKA FROM BADUNG VILLAGE
I Gusti Ngurah Gede Oka Wiratmaja. S.Sn., more familiarly known as Ngurah Oka, is a Balinese artist from Badung village. He has graduated with a Bachelor of Arts (S1) from the "Institut Seni Indonesia Denpasar / Indonesian Institute of the Arts, Denpasar" and in 2014 he was the founder of Sudamala Art Studio. Right now he is working as a contracted team member in Badung, Bali Cultural Office and always active in various artistic activities in Bali, especially involving the circles of Balinese traditional art and contemporary dance. "Sang Saang" and "Cakkolosal Puputan" are two of his most knows works.
The artists states 'for me, Today's art is a journey of aesthetic process from artists who always want to be different. The differences are displayed both in terms of concept, form and context of the show. Thus, today's art becomes the most actual art in the community because it departs from the results of thinking in the present, so the form of today's work is more on freedom in pouring the artists’ creative ideas which are derived from tradition, post modern, modern, and contemporary to produce the new work.'