Indonesian embassy in Norway held Indonesian Festival for the first time in Oslo, on June 29 and 30, 2019. Batik Betawi became one of motifs exhibited in the festival. As many as 15 outfits of clothes were displayed with motif of Salak Condet, burung sri, gigi balang, scissors and bamboo tree. Various designs of wedding party, Moslem and casual clothes were displayed to the visitors of festival and European people. In addition, in the batik exhibition, there was batik workshop which was tremendously welcomed by Oslo community.
To succeed New Policy to South Direction Program which emphasizes on people-to-people contact of Taiwanese and Indonesian people, Formosa circus of Taiwan (FOCA) conducted acrobatic circus show in Jakarta. The show was cooperation of cultural exchange with Indonesian Miniature Park. Representative of Taipei Economic and Trade Office (TETO), John Chen said that since the program has been initiated, the cooperation between Indonesia and Taiwan in the field of cultural exchange becomes very important. He also hoped that through the show and cooperation of the art, it is hoped to more increase relationship between Taiwanese and Indonesian people. India will become the next visit-state of FOCA.
Indonesian film entitled “Setan Jawa” directed by Garin Nugroho will be shown in Japan on July 2nd, 2019. Silent film which was released in 2016, has been shown in various countries. In Japan, the film to be shown is under with collaboration of Indonesia– Japan musical and dance artists. The show is a series of programs of “Asia in Resonance 2019” which was held by Japan Foundation Asia Center. In every show, “Setan Jawa” film is shown along with different shows. In Tokyo, “Setan Jawa” is shown along with 3D concert designed by Yasuhiro Morinaga, voice designer from Japan. In addition, the collaboration is also supported by KOM_I (baca: komuai), vocalist band of “Wednesday Campanella” from Japan. From Indonesia, Gunawan Maryanto (actor) also acts as vocalist through poem and Javanese spell reading. The silent film is also supported by Indonesian dancers, Luluk Ari Prasetyo, Heru Purwanto, and Dorothea Quin who will respond and represent the film and also sound through dance’s movement. Traditional instrument artist from Bandung, Teguh Permana and Akbar Nendi, as well as Haidi Bing Slamet and Andori from Banyuwangi, also participate to enrich sound which accompanies the film.