Pentas Tari Kontemporer Fire! Fire! Fire! Satu Cerita Tiga Rasa

Pentas tari kontemporer Fire! Fire! Fire! persembahan Goethe Institut akhirnya hadir juga di Kota Solo dalam pementasan yang berlangsung malam tadi (02/02/2013) di Teater Besar ISI Surakarta. Pentas tari kontemporer yang mengusung karya tiga koreografer Asia Tenggara ini menyuguhkan tiga rasa berbeda dari satu epos yang sama yaitu Ramayana.

Gedung pertunjukan megah di kompleks kampus ISI Surakarta malam tadi dipadati ratusan pengunjung yang menghadiri pementasan terakhir Fire! Fire! Fire! setelah sebelumnya menjalani sukses tur keliling Kamboja, Thailand, dan Jakarta.

Sukses mengacu pada jumlah penonton pertunjukan tari kontemporer yang selalu memadati gedung pertunjukan saat koreografi baru ini dipanggungkan di tiga negara. “Sold out,” begitu terang perwakil dari Goethe Institut yang menyampaikan sedikit pidato membuka pertunjukan malam tadi sembari sedikit melaporkan tur yang telah dilalui karya kolaborasi ini.

Pentas tari kontemporer ini melibatkan tiga koreografer kenamaan Asia Tenggara seperti Eko Supriyanto dari Indonesia, Pichet Klunchun dari Thailand, dan Sophiline Cheam Shapiro dari Kamboja. Dan dalam pementasan malam tadi, enam penari perempuan membawakan koreografi Sophiline Cheam Shapiro tampil pada urutan pertama.

Karya tari pertama dari Kamboja diiringi narasi layaknya pentas wayang. Gerak tubuh para penari yang lembut dibalut kostum berwarna abu-abu dan hitam. Empat dari enam penari ini berwajah dan bertangan merah menyala seperti raksasa, sedang dua paras bersih lainnya adalah Rama dan Shinta.

Dengan gerakan lembut dan khas dengan lengkung tangan mencoba mengisahkan Shinta yang diculik Rahwana. Karya ini menitik beratkan aroma feminisme dengan Shinta yang keluar sebagai seorang wanita tertolak karena ternoda.

Karya kedua yang tampil dalam pentas tari kontemporer itu adalah koreografi Pichet Klunchun. Pichet Klunchun dikenal sebagai seorang penari dan juga koreografer lulusan universitas di Thailand. Dalam karyanya, dia menggabungkan unsur tradisional dengan sentuhan kontemporer. Seperti dalam karya sebelumnya, dalam karya ini enam penari berkostum serba putih menari dengan dengan decak irama tubuh sembari memamerkan otot-otot tubuh mereka.

Karya terakhir adalah karya koreografer Kota Solo sendiri, Eko Supriyanto. Kembali enam penari yang kali ini saling berpasangan muncul dari balik panggung. Kembali menemukan kekhasan dalam karyanya, koreografer yang juga mempelajari pencak silat disamping tari Jawa ini menunjukan kegagahan dalam kelembutan gerak tubuh para penarinya.

Program kolaborasi pentas tari kontemporer Fire! Fire! Fire! ini merupakan bentuk kerjasama berkelanjutan dalam hal pertukaran produksi bersama dalam bidang tari kontemporer di kawasan Asia Pasifik. Dan dalam proyek ini Goethe Institut Jakarta juga menggandeng tiga pihak lain seperti Goethe Institut Bangkok, Khmer Arts Theater Phnom Penh, Pichet Klunchun and Dancers Bangkok, serta sanggar tari Eko Supriyanto, Solo Dance Studio.

It was started at January 24th, 2013, from Khmer Arts Theater at Phnom Penh, Fire Fire Fire has been traveled to Bangkok and Jakarta. Now, they have arrived at Solo to dance the last round of South East Asian Tour.

It was said to be a successful tour. All the tickets were sold out, in Cambodia, Thailand, and Jakarta. Same situation happened at Teater Besar Building of ISI Surakarta where hundred spectators filled the seats.

Three notable choreographers from South East Asia were involved in the Fire Fire Fire project. They presented their pieces which adapted from a story from epic of Ramayana. Here, spectators could see how choreographers made three different pieces with different approaches from a same story.

The night was opened with the performance of six women dancers from Cambodia. Sophiline Cheam Shapiro used narration in her piece just like in a puppet show. The six dancers were dressed up in a traditional costume of Cambodian. Four of them were painted in red, both in face and hands. They acted as the giants, while the other two were Sita and Rama.

Sophiline Cheam Shapiro’s piece offered lots of unique poses just like sculpture. The dancers moved elegantly in slow and smooth motions both individually or in group. Sometimes the dancers were paused in group and create an intimate pose together.

Their movements were marked with Cambodian classical dance techniques. One of them was the stretched fingers and the straighten toes which appears almost in the entire performance.

Choreographer Pichet Klunchun and his dancers appeared in the second session. He brought a different approach in his piece. All of the dancers wore white long lined dresses. They danced in circle with a man stood in the middle.

It seemed that the dancers which made the circle were burnt. They shaked their bodies which moved their white long dresses. Their moving fabrics created a flammable effect and the man in the middle was crying for help.

Pichet Klunchun also arranged a different arrangement in his piece. In last minutes of his piece, the dancers moved to arrange a line and the cried man in the circle moved in front of them. The lined dancers just stood and played their dresses with their hands to create the same flammable effect while the burning man who cried for help stood in front of them just like they were chasing a burning man.

Eko Supriyanto became the last choreographer to perform the piece. In the last piece spectators enabled to see the typical characteristic of Eko Supriyanto. In his work, the dancers always dance in passion which is shown by their muscles as an effect of gallant and dashing movement.

Eko Supriyanto’s piece was inspired by the spiral movement and flame. He used both movements to show the confrontation of man and woman as it appeared in the story where Rama asked Sita for her loyalty by setting up a trial by fire.

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