Namarina Youth Dance will be presenting Tulisan’s illustrated edition “The Secret Garden of Admiral Kasarung” in a gala performance on 15-16 November, art directed by Maya Tamara. It is a fusion of contemporary dance and classical ballet choreographed by Sussi Anddri and Dinar Karina, using a compilation of world acoustic beat and classical music.

Selected from a strict audition process, these dancers have been training and rehearsing for many hours to express their body as art. They flex and contort their spine to imitate nature, with muscles that are not used commonly in our daily habit. They push their body to the maximum limit until they transform their movements to illustrate different emotions, sensing a new enigma as they introduced the magical world of Admiral Kasarung.

A group flirtatious swan moved playfully to the quirky xylophone stream. They elegantly wiggle and with a coquette debonair, lightening the stage.

In the beat of tifa drums, the tigers lured in. Dancers moved in exotic leaps and crawled as their eyes sharply set to trap their preys.

A pack of dancers hunched and jumped wildly entering the scene and formed a community of monkeys. They climbed and jumped to each other’s back, patting their fellow primate’s shoulder while looking for fleas.

The beauty of Celosia cristata was brought to live through intricate graceful moves. While the secretive nature of the Amanita muscaria mushroom was depicted with utter delicate movement – capturing its shyness in the midst of the dense jungle.

Namarina Youth Dance was initiated from Maya Tamara’s dream to set ballet as part of Indonesian art culture and aspiresto be the finest semi-professional dance establishment in Indonesia.

Leaving Namarina Studio, I was mesmerized and losing words. The rehearsal filled me with gasps of awe and I can hardly wait for the performance day to come. – Rassi Narika

For ticket information:

Namarina Pusat

Jl. Halimun No. 43, Jakarta 12980

+62-21- 829 4777, 829 4778

Namarina Kebayoran

Jl. Gandaria Tengah III No.9

+61-21-739 8557

Gedung Kesenian Jakarta

Jl. Gedung Kesenian No.1

Jakarta Pusat 10710

+62-21 380 8283, 344 1892


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