Lessons from A Quarter Naked Dance

Dancers always make me wonder. They can move around their bodies according to the rhythm. But I never thought that massal dance can be difficult. Especially if they’re captured by an amateur photographer like me.

As I watched a dance by three girls from a Jogja university in Bandung Indah Plaza four days ago, I realized that slow dancing was much riskier than fast one. Coz, in slow rhythm, the motion’s difference between one dancer and the other one is so easy to be seen by the audiences.

One shawl is still on one side, the other has been away. Which one is right?

In this picture, these dancers should waste their shawls. We see that the middle dancer succeeded it well. Meanwhile, the left dancer only wasted her shawl totally in slow motion, and she still stretched her other one. The right dancer wasted her shawl in fast motion, but she still stretched her other one. Was this unintended to be? Coz if it was, I think this was a consistency which inappropriate to be seen.

How should you draw your shawl on your hand?

Last scene, the dancers lift their shawls on their left hands. Watch it, the first dancer and the third one folded drew their shawls to cover almost the whole of their lower left arms. While the second dancer only clipped the shawl between her fingers. I think they hadn’t been made consensus about how this motion should be.

This is when I realize how dancing together teaches the dancers for not being selfish. A dancer’s motion which ain’t compatible to the other dancer’s, has declined the beauty of the dance.

Dancing also teaches about assiduous attitude. Coz if they were assiduous to train adjusting each motion with the others, they’d be able to waste their shawls at the same second.

Mingling

When the show was over, I held on at my side, then I zoomed the dancers who was mingling at the backstage. I always love peeping at dancers at the backstage, coz that’s when I found out that they were an ordinary human, weren’t some people who should act being someone else at the stage. There, we find out, that it’s hard to keep acting perfect all the time.

Then I crept and I captured their

backs from behind.

The show is over.

I laughed, coz the dancers were barenaked while they were dancing, but now they’d already worn their strappy shoes again. I think an official watched for their shoes as they were dancing. I was pity on them a little, coz actually there was no backstage behind the stage. There were only one chair or two for waiting their turn to show up.

Being a dancer must need a patience. A patience to wait for show up. A patience to wait for permission from manager to change their dress into normal.

And dancing also teaches us to stay fit. I salute to these Jogja girls coz they dared to dance in a quarter naked. Winter in Bandung recently have bitten much, I hope the weather transition in strange place didn’t make them catch a cold.

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20 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. ivan kavalera
    Nov 26, 2009 @ 00:49:56

    gemulai nian ya, mbak

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  2. fahmi!
    Nov 26, 2009 @ 04:32:39

    very observant, your eyes are!

    and with such talent, perhaps you should consider an alternative job: how about candid photographer or paparazzi, instead of med doctor? hehe, j/k :mrgreen:

    Reply

  3. anna
    Nov 27, 2009 @ 19:04:16

    heheh…emang jadi penari tuh gak gampang ya.. udah harus sabar menanti giliran untuk tampil, sebelumnya juga latihan harus rajin biar kompak dan hapal semua gerakan tari…

    btw, perhatian banget sih..heheh…liat kalo mereka pake sepatu/sendalnya.. jadi gak matching gitu ya.. yaa, penari juga manusia.. 🙂

    Reply

    • Vicky Laurentina
      Nov 27, 2009 @ 19:28:39

      Soalnya saya pernah jadi penari, jadi pernah ngerasain nyeker. Nggak enak tuh kaki telanjang, udah lantainya dingin, telapak kaki jadi item, ancaman cacingan pula, hehehe..

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  4. carra
    Nov 28, 2009 @ 09:44:49

    ooooooooooooo… i missed those times… ketika ada di pentas… serasa jadi penguasa hahahaha…

    dulu sih pernah suka nari ke mana2 pas masih SD SMP deh ^^ … kangen euy…

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  5. zee
    Nov 29, 2009 @ 09:40:10

    Say,
    new blog ya. Sip deh. Ini lebih seger, apa krn warnanya ya. Tp gw suka yg ini. Yg di FS ga bs dibuka krn dr kantor keblokir, klo WP hayooo truss.
    Klo gbr pertama, yg tengah itu keknya salah. Klo gbr kedua, yg kedua memang salah, selain itu dia jg terlalu cepat gerakannya, smtr yg lain masih blm sampai di gerakan itu. Biasanya gerakan melenggang spt itu, tangan (jari) hrs sejajar dgn mulut, jd klo semua pas, berarti bener.
    Ini analisa gw as a amateur coreografer 😀

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    • Vicky Laurentina
      Nov 29, 2009 @ 09:58:31

      Iya, Mbak. Masih anyar. Kecuali posting foto, seluruh blog ini dioperasiin dari HP. Kalo yang di FS sih nggak bisa dibuka dari HP, jadinya kerjaan blognya tersendat deh. Nanti beberapa minggu lagi, blog FS-ku mau kututup, jadi dimuseumkan aja..

      Hehe..Mbak Zizy bisa aja nganalisa koreografinya. Aku berusaha motret cari gerakan yang bener, tapi masih nggak serasi juga. Susah bener nari bareng-bareng nih, kalo satu gerakan salah, tarinya bubar..

      Reply

  6. suwung
    Nov 30, 2009 @ 18:07:12

    terus nakednya dimana? lha wong diriku gak bisa elish bos

    Reply

  7. Adrie
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 06:31:52

    You make me disappointed..where is the naked dance picture??? hahahahah….! Salam kenal Mbak…

    Reply

  8. Pencerah
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 08:46:05

    wah, saya suka liat tarian tradisionalnya sist, bukan telanjangnya heheheheh

    Reply

  9. Andri Journal
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 15:12:46

    Lhoo…blog baru ya?Ngetiknya pake HP?Hmmm…asyik juga kayaknya. Emang gak ribet ya ngetik segitu banyak pake HP? BTW, liputannya seru nih, tentang budaya Jawa. Aku sendiri malah kalo liat tarian Jawa yang tak liatin bukan gerakannya, tapi penarinya. Kalo cantik ya betah deh. 😀

    Reply

    • Vicky Laurentina
      Dec 02, 2009 @ 15:20:35

      Sayang aku nggak bisa berbuat serupa, Ndri. Penari Jawa yang cowok biasanya pake make-up tebel, jadi ilang kegantengannya..:-P

      Ini ditulis pake HP semua. Tapi upload fotonya cuman bisa pake kompie. Ribet? Ah, sudah setahun aku ngeblog cuman pake jempol doang, hahaha..

      Reply

  10. ranggagoblog
    Dec 02, 2009 @ 17:52:10

    mbak boleh kan koment nya pake bahasa indonesia yak… heheheh.. soalnya kurang begitu lancar bahasa linggis… kwkwkwkw kalo aku si suka banget mbak nonton tarian jawa… soalnya kaya ada unsur magisnya… jadi gimana gitu kalo nonton tarian jawa…. apa lagi kalo yang nariinya penuh penghayatan… heheheheh….

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    • Vicky Laurentina
      Dec 02, 2009 @ 18:04:02

      Rangga sih emang seleranya Jawa tulen, hahaha.. Tapi saya nggak liat unsur magis apa-apa pada penari-penari ini. Apakah karena mata saya yang kurang sensitif atau memang penarinya gagal menciptakan suasana magisnya?

      Reply

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