Indonesian song and dance troupe Sumbar Talenta offered Tuesday evening some majestic moments, in a flood of colors and lights, as part of the event "Constantine, capital of Arab culture 2015."
By their graceful performance, the Sumbar Talenta artists showed off to the publi, various aspects of the culture and history of the West Sumatra region.
The show commenced with "Psambahan Tari", a folk dance meaning the welcome dance and that that farmers in Sumatra were performing to celebrate, in joy and good humor, good harvests.
With infinite grace, the dancers dressed in beautiful traditional costumes embroidered with gold, have set the public alight with a subtle fusion of music, theater and the sacred dance.
Heartened by the warm public, Sumbar Talenta started their second show Kasiah Tak Sampai, a dance and song that tell the story of a lost love.
The song seems to be very well known and appreciated by Indonesians as the members of the Asian community in the hall were singing it in the same time.
Later and to the charming rhythms of tambourines, Sumbar Talenta began "Indang" dance, a fresco depicting an everyday life art in the archipelago, before presenting "Piring dance" (the dance of plates).
Before an amazed audience, the dancers perform choreography with plates before breaking, at the climax of the dance, and then continue dancing, revisiting a traditional agricultural practice.
In a nice gesture of tribute to late Warda El Djazaira, two singers from the troupe performed "Magadir" and "Batouaniss bik". This beautiful finale earned outstanding applause of the audience. At the end of the show, the troupe’s art director Sastri Bakry, expressed to APS "the immense joy for the receptivity of Constantine crowd and its great sensitivity."
Sumbar Talenta tour continues Wednesday with a show in Mila before moving on Friday to Algiers.