Semarang Artists Create Respect Dance For Corona Victims

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NUSADAILY.COM – SEMARANG – The epidemic of the corona virus is an inspiration for Yoyok Bambang Priyambodo. Traditional dance artists from the city of Semarang, Central Java created special dances as a form of respect for the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“In addition to respect, dance is also a form of our prayers, for the dead. “Both victims and medical personnel, who are still sick, and to families left behind by the COVID-19 pandemic,” he said in Semarang, Wednesday.

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In creating the dance, the caregiver of Sanggar Greget collaborated with two senior dancers from the city of Surakarta, namely Djarot B. Darsono and Eko Supendi.
“We do it online, both in practice and in the creation of works, which we then record and we put together,” he said.

He admitted that he was very concerned about the current conditions and said the COVID-19 pandemic gave a warning loud enough to all humanity to help each other.

According to him, the victims of the COVID-19 pandemic must be treated properly, and there must be no rejection of the funeral.

“We are responding to many fallen victims, not only patients, but also medical personnel. This is very sad for me personally until there is a refusal so that we need to remain submissive to God, but not eliminate the spirit of our mutual cooperation and humanism, “he said.

In the presentation of his work, Yoyok mentioned that there are many symbols that describe the current condition, ranging from screaming crying, pain, grieving families, praying to God, accepting and being grateful, to the spirit of work.

“Until finally we go to war against something invisible, but must be addressed with confidence to win. As well as hope and prayer, ‘pagebluk’ will end soon, “he said.

He added that this dance was a continuation of the first collaborative work.

“The first we have launched on social media and Youtube, then we present this second work with the hope that through this work many people will receive our enthusiasm and inspiration,” Yoyok said. (antara / aka)

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