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Indonesian dance group

Indonesian culture comes to Seattle through art, dance, public forums, music, and food

Abdul Wahab
Contributing Writer

Having arts and performance classes in our college inspires students’ creativity and art. Drawing, drama, public speaking, and music classes represent the student’s interests, along with dance.

Seattle Center held an Indonesian culture day where performers presented their culture through dance, costumes, exhibitions and discussions.

Pierce student Jez Dionne Lumbantoruan preformed and earned the appreciation from the audience.

As a media student from Indonesia, on scholarship, she represented Pierce College on top of being evaluated for her art form.

The celebrating is held as part of a 50th anniversary of the Seattle World’s fair, where huge number of Indonesian people celebrated the event.

The cultural event was enjoyed and observed by multiple cultures

A live performance by the band, ASAP Dragon Fly, demonstrated their versatile talent.

There was also a Angklung performance, which is musical instrument made from two bamboo tubes connected to a bamboo frame.

Basically Indonesia is a diverse nation consists of 17,000 islands that bring different cultures and ethnic groups.

The Indonesian culture day showed attendees of the verse differences in culture, while reminding participants of their Indonesian culture, in addition showcasing their heritage through theatrical shows and traditional music.

After a full day of dances by singles, couples, and groups, the performances kept audience’s eyes upon entertained and delighted.

A memorable moment was the presentations of the wedding dresses, where escorted women wearing wedding dresses attracting the attention of the audience.

The estimated cost of the exquisite dresses starting at $500 dollars, all depending on the demand of the couple, customized requirements, and the materials used in the dress construction.

The event featured Indonesian food, a huge line observed during the food serving the patroness.

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