Students Recommend Nusantara Indonesia Through Dance and Food

Students Recommend Nusantara Indonesia Through Dance and Food

DELFT, THE NETHERLANDS, KOMPAS.com - Indonesian Students in Delft, the Netherlands, introduced archipelago culture with traditional dances and displays two typical snacks treats at the cultural evening organized by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, on August 30 2012.

The event is the final series of the introduction of the program of activities to welcome new international students to be educated undergraduate and master the academic year 2012/2013 at university technology.

Indonesian students who are members of the Indonesian Students Association (PPI) Delft featuring traditional dance Jali-jali from Jakarta and Sipatokaan of North Sulawesi, performed by the children of Indonesia and Indonesia typical snacks like lemper, bakwan, fried tempeh, kelepon, fried bananas and es cendol.

According to Chairman of PPI Delft, Sayuta Senobua who are currently studying a master in the majors` Engineering Policy Analysis` (EPA) at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management `, this event is a good opportunity to introduce Indonesia in the presence of the international academic community.

"TU Delft is one of the major technological universities in Europe and even the world by the number of students reaching tens of thousands of different countries. This is our chance to show the existence and potential of Indonesia`s rich culture to the world," said Sayuta in Delft, Netherlands, Friday ( 31/8).

Jali-jali dance performed by five Indonesian students currently taking a master class at the Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), Delft, quite entertaining the audience despite the limited preparation.

"We are not a professional dancer and a very less time to practice because they have to adjust to a crowded class schedules. Initially a bit nervous but at the sight of the stage a festive atmosphere with an audience that crowded so we just relaxed and cheerful come," said a dancer Kuntarini Rahsilawati.

Traditional clothing and Jali-jali song that accompanied the dynamic movement of the dancers inevitably make the audience give apreasiasi with clapping after the performance.

The enthusiasm of the audience grew when a few moments later appeared seven girls dressed in typical Makassar (South Sulawesi) with a fan in hand, while stomping their feet to follow the music. The audience applauded, too, just to hear the rhythm of the song Sipatokaan a joy.

Appearance fifteen minutes the dancers Jali-jali and Sipatokaan quite amaze the audience and praise come from some viewers. "They`re very good," said one of the organizers of the international student recognition programs TU Delft 2012 Valia Gkeredaki hoping next year to show back PPI Delft traditional Indonesian dances.

Comestible

Typical snacks treats diverse archipelago was hugely positive comments. From some of the cakes available at the booth PPI, bakwan become the most popular foods of the visitors.

"All the food we provide but the most favored selling bakwan," said a member of the PPI Delft Louis Marcel on duty to greet the visitors.

Two students from Iran and Dena Samaneh expressed appreciation for Indonesian student performances and food provided. "People Indonesia great. Food was good. What I liked fried tempeh," said the overlaid Samaneh matching comments by Dena.

In addition to these snacks Indonesian students also make some sort of a challenge for visitors to spend two pieces Maicih chips made of cassava from Bandung (West Java) with a very spicy flavor.

According to Marcel, the challenge is called `Indonesian Fear Factor` and attract enough visitors because not only will invite curiosity Maicih spicy flavor crisps were `burning tongue` but also a gift that could be obtained if it is able to spend those two pieces of chips.

"I managed to spend only two-piece gift keychain shaped typical Indonesian wayang or batik, Indonesia and gentlemen promotion," Marcel said, adding that those who try to challenge western pleaded not strong with spicy flavor crisps.

Endorsement

Delft PPI appearance at the cultural evening on the campus of TU Delft involves almost all Indonesian students taking college undergraduate and master`s and doctoral both at TU Delft and the Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE).

In addition, the people of Indonesia who have long resided in the city of Delft, The Hague and Schiedam also helped support the participation in the event Delft PPI culture.

Seven children aged between 8 and 11 years who brought dance Sipatokaan an Indonesian citizen children who have long resided in the Netherlands. In addition there are also children whose parents were educated at Delft.

Feeling happy and proud to be submitted by Nida Mufidah and Rufaidah Assyifa who danced Sipatokaan after performing on stage. Although not fluent in Bahasa Indonesia, two sisters who are still in elementary school, said the spirit to come back next year to perform in a cultural event bringing traditional Indonesian dances.

Meanwhile, the dance coach who is also a doctoral student at TU Delft, Ida Nurhamidah, said the children were very excited to bring a traditional dance at the cultural evening on the campus of TU Delft so although only practiced three times they look pretty good even fruitful praise from the audience.

"This is a way for children to get to know their culture as well as train the confidence to perform in front of people," he said. 
Something similar is delivered by Sunarti Hersink who has 15 years of living in the Netherlands. He said the Indonesian children who were born and grew up in the Netherlands must recognize their traditional culture.

Support was also obtained from the Indonesian Embassy in The Hague, through educational and cultural attaché Ramon Mohandas. "Student performance and Indonesian children are very lively, nice and encouraging. This is the first time in Delft and the international community should continue to be more familiar with Indonesia," he said.

In connection with the impression the international community, especially in both the TU Delft campus or IHE, Delft Sayuta PPI Chairman said they always give a good impression to the Indonesian people, including students.

"They used to say the people of Indonesia although diverse, their family spirit is very high. Cultural richness and tenacity of the people are also in the spotlight of the international community," said Sayuta. - Indonesian Students in Delft, the Netherlands, introduced the culture of the archipelago with two traditional dance show and treat comestible typical at the cultural evening organized by the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) in the Netherlands, on August 30, 2012.

The event is the final series of the introduction of the program of activities to welcome new international students to be educated undergraduate and master the academic year 2012/2013 at university technology.

Indonesian students who are members of the Indonesian Students Association (PPI) Delft featuring traditional dance Jali-jali from Jakarta and Sipatokaan of North Sulawesi, performed by the children of Indonesia and Indonesia typical snacks like lemper, bakwan, fried tempeh, kelepon, fried bananas and es cendol.

According to Chairman of PPI Delft, Sayuta Senobua who are currently studying a master in the majors` Engineering Policy Analysis` (EPA) at the Faculty of Technology, Policy and Management `, this event is a good opportunity to introduce Indonesia in the presence of the international academic community.

"TU Delft is one of the major technological universities in Europe and even the world by the number of students reaching tens of thousands of different countries. This is our chance to show the existence and potential of Indonesia`s rich culture to the world," said Sayuta in Delft, Netherlands, Friday ( 31/8).

Jali-jali dance performed by five Indonesian students currently taking a master class at the Institute for Water Education (UNESCO-IHE), Delft, quite entertaining the audience despite the limited preparation.

"We are not a professional dancer and a very less time to practice because they have to adjust to a crowded class schedules. Initially a bit nervous but at the sight of the stage a festive atmosphere with an audience that crowded so we just relaxed and cheerful come," said a dancer Kuntarini Rahsilawati.

Traditional clothing and Jali-jali song that accompanied the dynamic movement of the dancers inevitably make the audience give apreasiasi with clapping after the performance.

The enthusiasm of the audience grew when a few moments later appeared seven girls dressed in typical Makassar (South Sulawesi) with a fan in hand, while stomping their feet to follow the music. The audience applauded, too, just to hear the rhythm of the song Sipatokaan a joy.

Appearance fifteen minutes the dancers Jali-jali and Sipatokaan quite amaze the audience and praise come from some viewers.

"They`re very good," said one of the organizers of the international student recognition programs TU Delft 2012 Valia Gkeredaki hoping next year to show back PPI Delft traditional Indonesian dances.

Sources:
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  1. Tshepo
    Tshepo

    October 10, 2012

    Thanks for your thoughts. It's hleped me a lot.

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