The Contribution of Choreographers toward the Development of Minangkabau Dance
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- choreographer, dance, local wisdom
It can be said Minangkabau dance at this time is growing rapidly seen from many dances performed and produced by choreographers and students from dance department. The dance activists, especially the Minangkabau choreographers, have also performed their dance masterpieces in various media as a means of cultural communication between countries. However, the dances presented tend to rely on the aspect of creative technical proficiency rather than critical appreciative skills. This is happened because of the desire to meet market tastes that encourage choreographers vying to pursue their popularity. It seems that the development of choreography from the past until now have different goals. The first dance is a manifestation of revealed community, but it is now more individual. Such tendency is dominantly reflected in students dance works, especially in the Sendratasik Education Department. Their dance works tends to use kinesthetic idioms that are not capable of being a symbolic system in expressing the idea to be proposed. This means that if the dance is placed at the level of ideological theoretical level which the dance as a cultural work that is not just the composition of the movement, but includes the manifestation of expression of human symbolic feelings, the dance seems not able to show as a cultural identity. Thus two unique skills, namely creative technical proficiency and the critical appreciative skills are the skills which are needed by choreographers. If a choreographer is solely based on procedural technical proficiency, then s/he is a seller whose works is a kind of industrial thing that can be multiplied based on his or her desire. The dance thus undergoes to the degradation into the product made by the technical-procedural. For that, both the choreographers and students from dance department should prioritize the values of local wisdom as a foundation in the work of dance that was created, so it can be a characteristics of their works. And, those are able to reflect the cultural identity too.
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TY - CONF AU - Fuji ASTUTI PY - 2017/10 DA - 2017/10 TI - The Contribution of Choreographers toward the Development of Minangkabau Dance BT - Proceedings of the Sixth International Conference on Languages and Arts (ICLA 2017) PB - Atlantis Press SP - 255 EP - 257 SN - 2352-5398 UR - https://doi.org/10.2991/icla-17.2018.44 DO - 10.2991/icla-17.2018.44 ID - ASTUTI2017/10 ER -