Pendet is one of the oldest dances on the Indonesian island of Bali. It was originally a sacred dance and it symbolised the descent of gods to the world of nature. Today’s version of pendet was developed by Indonesian dancer Wayan Rindi in 1950; pendet then continued to be used as a way to welcome guests.
Seledet, ngeliyer, glaring are some of the names of pendet movements which were the basics guiding me through the research project. “The Door to Pendet” is the presentation of the results I obtained by entering the world of the pendet dance in order to find my contemporary reflection of pendet. The presentation contains a display of video material and a live performance.
Choreography and performance: Gendis Putri Kartini
Mentor: Irma Omerzo
Camera and editing: Andrea Kaštelan
Set design: Tina Spahija
Lighting design: Martin Šatović
Lighting and camera technician: Tomislav Božić
Costumes: Nanci Filipović
Special thanks to: Ema Kani, Lara Lokin, Lucija Brkljača