Published: 12:18 am July 23, 2020 | Updated: 12:18 am July 23, 2020
Santhi Budaya performed Cendrawasih at FEU Rooseevelt
Article by: Reisan Ricablanca
The Fiesta folkloriada happened on December 17, 2019 where Santhi Budaya, an Indonesian dance troupe was invited to perform traditional dances from their country. Santhi Budaya was headed by Wiwiek Widiyastuti and I Gusti Ngurah Eka Prasetya, their choreographer.
The dance troupe was here in the Philippines to show the preservation and development of their art and culture especially in dancing, traditional Music in gambalen and traditional cosmetology. The troupe has 308 members in total including the traditional balinese instrument students and dance students.
Cendrawasih dance is a dance that illustrate the cendrawasih mating ritual; Cendrawasih itself is a very beautiful bird from papua that is usually called bird of paradise, the dance try to figure out the process of their mating ritual, like chase after another and showing off their feathers Bajrang bali, bajrang means iron body and bali means strong. By simply jumping from one tree to another like monkeys. Bajrang bali means as “Hanuman”.