RATU BOKO FESTIVAL 2017 “LET’S DANCE”
Indonesia is very rich in traditional dance, there are hundreds of different types of dance from various tribes and regions. In order to preserve the culture and increase tourist visit, PT. TWC Borobudur, Prambanan & Ratu Boko (Persero) held Festival Ratu Boko 2017. This festival is themed “Let’s Dance”.
Ratu Boko Festival is held on 22 – 24 September 2017, the programs are the dance competition, traditional culinary stands, and craft bazaars. The dance competition has prizes totaling tens of millions of rupiah and trophies. The provisions of the dance competition are the original dance of Indonesia, while the assessment includes the harmony of songs, movements, costumes, and compactness.
On the first day of the festival, the dance competition class for kindergarten and elementary school, there were 38 participants from various regions in Java (Jogja, Kendal, Magelang, Bandung, Malang, Purwakarta, and Cilegon). The second day of the Festival, the dance competition class for General (Individual or Gruop), there were 46 participants from various regions in Indonesia, the most distant participants from Gorontalo Province, North Sulawesi. On the third day held Jathilan Festival, a traditional Javanese dance art that combines gamelan music and mystical dance.
Tourists both domestic and foreigners really enjoy this Ratu Boko Festival, traditional dance performances look stunning with the atmosphere of the ancient palace Ratu Boko is impressive.
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