Wayang is an Indonesian word for theatre (literally “shadow”). When the term is used to refer to kinds of puppet theater, sometimes the puppet itself is referred to as wayang
HIGHLIGHT on Art and Culture: The Embassy of Italy in Jakarta and the Italian Cultural Institute Jakarta present a classic dance performance entitled “Festa a Corte” by La Rossignol. The cultural movement known as Italian Renaissance encompasses a long period of extraordinary growth, where masterpieces follow one another in a fascinating crescendo.
Music, dance and musical instruments grow into symbols with an intrinsic value: not anymore simply forms of entertainment, but indicators of an environment where social conventions are becoming more and more complex.
Magnificence gets married with grace: the desire to astonish and the research for a more and more refined way of living induce the courts to adopt precise behavior norms.
The Renaissance dances become more than a simple form of amusement and of courtly technique, and assume the characteristics of a proper musical and dancing art: refined, elegant, and codified into precise written forms. The performance is presented by international professionals wearing costumes of the XV and XVI century and playing very curious early music instruments.
They will stress the social and inter-relational aspects of the Renaissance dances by recreating a typical Italian “festa” with its well-defied contrast of two different worlds: the musicians and servants preparing the feast, and the nobility amusing themselves with music and dances.
A part from the performance La Rossignol also conducts a workshop dedicated to amateur dancers and a master class for professional dancers involving students from several dance schools in Jakarta.
This classic dance performance entitled “Festa a Corte” by La Rossignol on the 22nd of September 2017 at 19.000 at the Usmar Ismail Hall, Jl. HR Rasuna Said Kav. C No. 22, Jakarta Selatan.