ARTEC FAIR FBS 2019
Public Relations of UNJ (10/25/2019) – Faculty of Languages and Arts (FBS) Universitas Negeri Jakarta (UNJ) was holding an Art, Education, Culture (ARTEC) Fair 2019 on Friday, 25th October 2019 at Maftuchah Yusuf Auditorium, Dewi Sartika Bulding, Campus A UNJ. The event was attended by Vice Rector for Planning and Cooperation Affairs, Dr. Totok Bintoro, M.Pd., Dean of FBS, Dr. Liliana Muliastuti, M.Pd., Dean of Faculty of Psychology Education, Dr. Gantina Komalasari, M.Psi., lecturers, students, and academicians of UNJ.
ARTEC FAIRS 2019 selected a theme of “Developing Literacy of Performance Art of Adi Luhung for Millennial Generation,” This program was served for memorabilia of performance art having “adi luhung” value that reflects a supreme culture of the Indonesian nation. The performance was packaged by a modern concept as a moral responsibility for the Indonesian traditional art preservation for the sake of the public, campus society, and millennial generation.
The Dean of FBS, Dr. Liliana Muliastuti, M.Pd. in her speech greatly appreciated the Dance Education Department of FBS UNJ for holding this art exhibition. “It is a positive event and worth enjoying. This event can not only bring benefit for the students of Dance Department, but also be worth organizing for preserving the Indonesian culture in the middle of traditional values and noble cultures of Indonesia,” explained Dr. Liliana. She added that our country is well-known for its outstanding local cultural diversity. Thus, it is expected that this activity will increase the love to the root of the culture especially for the millennial generation.
ARTEC Fair presented several classical dance performances existing in Indonesia. There were 6 dances in the presentation: Srimpi Manggala Retno Dance, Surakarta, Central Java; Gendhing Sriwijaya Dance; Pakarena Dance, South Sulawesi; Badaya Wayang Dance; Nawung Sekar Dance, Yogyakarta; Remo Dance, East Java; BARIS Dance; and Piring Dantiang Badarai Dance. The dance performances were also accompanied by Indonesian traditional music like Rajah and Cigawiran music. What seemed to be interesting in the show was that instead of the students, the performers were all the lecturers of the Dance Department participating in the event.