MONICA WIDYA AMALIA
Monica Widya Amalia, or Monica, born in Kediri- East Java in 1998. She has a basic of modelling, makeup artist and social media influencer. She loves art and culture event, therefore she has years of volunteering experience in art and culture festival. Monic and his husband, Satria are managers of MSI Art Management. A community of artist and social media influencer in Kediri, East Java to summon all talents to have a creative space in art and culture movements. MSI Art Management engaged in arts and cultures, produce several art performance and festival in Kediri.
She collaborated with Hoedia Damar Ganing, one of the dancers from MSI Art Management. The collaborated performance named Tuah Semirang. Tuah is result/gift/blessing. And Semirang is called “jarwo dhosok” in Javanese culture. It means a blessing in disguise. And Tuah Semirang is a representation of Tiban Ritual. A request dance performance for rain. Therefore this ritual ussually perform in dry season. Tiban ritual performs dancers hit each other with whip made from bones of coconut leafege, therefore dancers are in trance phase.
(20 mins) – performance
a dance with Hoedia Damar Ganing
Tuah is result/gift/blessing. And Semirang is called “jarwo dhosok” in Javanese culture. It means a blessing in disguise.