Charm of Saman Dance Hypnotized audience


Saman Dance performed by 16 dancers of Dance Students League Krida Budaya University of Indonesia (LTMKBUI) has hypnotized 389 guest who attended Indonesian Diplomatic Reception and Cultural performance, held in Theater National Bern, Thursday night (18/8). The performance which has tagline “Colorful Indonesia” is held to celebrate 66 years of Independence of Indonesia and established through cooperation among Embassy of the Republic of Indonesia, Folkloreique Rencontre Internationale Committee and LTMKBUI. The Invited guests consisting of representatives from the diplomatic corps, government officials, businessmen, academics, press and media, travel agency, and friends of Indonesia. Cultural performance “Colorful of Indonesia” is intended to promote arts and cultural diversity of Indonesia, especially in Switzerland, which in turn is expected to increase the number of tourist from Switzerland to Indonesia. 30 dancers and traditional musician, has performed wide range of traditional dances and musical performance, including dance Sprado (papua), Ubruk (Jakarta), Gantar Berlian (East Kalimantan), Delman, Pagelu (Tana Toraja), Jepin Kluang (West Kalimantan), Pajegan (Bali), Ganto and Saman (Aceh). The Guest also had the opportunity to watch the fashion show by Indonesian designer Aji Bram, which themed Unity in Diversity. Aji Bram collection were presented by 20 models, swen on special fabric from Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke such as Lurik, Batik, Songket, and Sasirangan. Cultural performance “ Colorful Indonesia” started by diplomatic reception, where guests had chance to taste Indonesian dishes, like Chicken Satay, Fried Rice, Fried Noodles, and Peanut Snacks. On his welcoming speech, Ambassador of the Republic of Indonesia for Switzerland and Liechtensetain has highlighted the importance of Indonesia-Switzerland relationship which next year will reach 60 years. The Ambassador furthermore expressed how rich in culture Indonesia is and invited guests to visit Indonesia in order to witness the real diversity of arts and culture. LTMKBUI, which has invited by International Folklore Festival COmitte, will be in Switzerland from 15-21 August 2011. The committee converged dances group of Students from different countries to perform in Fribourg. LTMKBUI is always invited every 2 years to the festivals. At the end of the event, the Ambassador has given token of appreciation to the coordinator of LTMKBUI Fadhlan Al Abraar and Designer Aji Bram