With international travel still on pause, enjoy a slice of Bali right here with “pragina : EMOSI” brought to you by a duo who shares a deep love for Balinese dance.
Malaysian-based Japanese dancer Emi Okamoto grew up in Indonesia where she has spent her life mastering Balinese dance from the age of four. She has opened KENZO’s fashion show and performed at the Singapore International Festival of Arts. Zhafir Muzani, who also trained in Indonesia, has won four awards for his spellbinding Balinese dance performance.
Together, they bring you “pragina : EMOSI” (pragina means dancer), a coming together of traditional and contemporary Balinese dance. You will see pieces that are entirely authentic to the traditional art form from the facial expressions down to the footwork while some pieces cross over to the contemporary in hope of building greater appreciation towards the “Nusantara” art form so that this tradition can continue over time.
Do not miss this rare opportunity to experience Balinese dance and its possibilities up close, brought to life by Emi and Zhafir along with four talented dancers to the sounds of the Balinese flute played by MK Ridzuan.
pragina : EMOSI (pragina = Penari dalam bahasa Bali) merupakan eksplorasi gerakan Bali yang dieksperimenkan antara tradisional dan kontemporari. Menampilkan beberapa karya tradisional dan kontemporari berlandaskan gerakan Bali yang meluahkan pelbagai emosi melalui wajah dan gerak tubuh penari. Percampuran antara tradisional Bali dan kontemporari adalah sebagai bentuk apresiasi seni nusantara agar tak lapuk dek hujan, tak lekang dek panas.