Namarina Youth Dance ballerinas leap across the stage during a virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb. 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

Namarina Ballerinas Tell "The Story of Man" in a Virtual Showcase

BY :YUDHA BASKORO

FEBRUARY 24, 2021

Jakarta. Ballerinas of Namarina Youth Dance or NYD —a dance troupe under Jakarta’s oldest ballet school Namarina— performed  "The Story of Man: In Search of A New Ideal" for a virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Central Jakarta, on Sunday.

As many as 18 young ballerinas from NYD and NYD Apprentice graced the stage with their moves. Originally created by Dinar Karina and Sussi Anddri, the new "The Story of Man" integrated collaborative choreographies by Rosawiranti and Irninta Dwitika. 

It has been over a decade since Namarina last performed “The Story of Man”. The piece is making a comeback amid the Covid-19 pandemic because of its portrayal of the world's ongoing battle with the health crisis.

Beneath its majestic choreography and melody, every twirl and leap carries a deep meaning. “The Story of Man” illustrates how humans can adapt to the changing world throughout the different time periods, including the current “new normal” era.

This is Namarina’s first virtual showcase since it was established in 1956. To deliver a majestic performance, Namarina teamed up with experienced visual artists, sound and lighting engineers.

A ballerina takes a rest during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina takes a rest during a virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb. 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina wearing make up during virtual showcase interval at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina touches up her make-up during the breaks. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Backstage situation during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
The backstage of the virtual showcase. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ballerina stretches her feet during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina stretches her feet using a ball. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Namarina Youth Dance choreographers Dinar Karina and Sussi Anddri are seen during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
NYD choreographers Dinar Karina and Sussi Anddri monitor the virtual showcase. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ballerinas perform during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Two ballerinas take a leap across the stage. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ballerina performs during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina performs during NYD's virtual showcase. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
Ballerinas smiling after virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
"That's a wrap!" (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A dancer performs penche during virtual showcase at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta in Central Jakarta on Feb 21, 2021. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)
A ballerina does the penché move on stage. (JG Photo/Yudha Baskoro)

 

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