IO, Jakarta – The Gigi Art of Dance school held a “Plastic Fantastic” themed music concert and “E-motions” dance performance on March 3, 2019, in the Ciputra Artpreneur Theater in Jakarta. The theme was chosen to raise awareness of the problem of plastic waste.
E-motions is the seventh Dance Musical or Dansical produced by the Gigi Art of Dance (GAOD) studio. The performance was a chance for 400 GAOD students to show their talents in singing, dancing, and acting. Every year the school takes on a different campaign which they tell in the form of theater and dance. This year, which was GAOD’s tenth, took on the issue of plastic waste where they expressed their campaign through the hard work of composers, set designers, and lighting designers to create a professional stage for the GOAD students.
The E-motions: Plastic Fantastic! Musical told the story of Indonesia in the year 2080, where Indonesia was turned entirely into plastic as a result of human actions. The story followed the journey and life of various plastic objects such as a plastic straw and pointed to the destruction of the world and extinction of all animals. The musical’s main character was Traya, a ten-year-old, and Petunia, a robot trying to save the world.
The musical hopes to inspire the younger generation to continue to develop the performance arts creative industry and raise awareness, find solutions and provoke action to stop the use of plastics to save future generations. (Yoga Agusta)