As mentioned in the previous post, finally, the UID 2014 has been successfully organized by PPI Utrecht on Saturday 13th September 2014. The event was formally opened in 4pm through a speech from the Indonesian ambassador, Ibu H.E. Retno L.P. Marsudi. In her speech, she explained how such an event gives no reasons not to visit Indonesia. The theme “from Sabang to Merauke” represents a very wide large cultures, communities, differences in one Indonesia. Finally, she closed her speech with a proud for the PPI Utrecht as the organizers of the event.
Indonesian Ambassador for the Netherlands gave a welcoming speech and formally opened the program
Following the welcoming speech are Indonesian traditional performances from the western to the eastern part of Indonesia, which might represent the whole Indonesia from Sabang to Merauke. Finally, the event ends with poco-poco flashmobs by all the visitors and the committees attending the UID 2014.
Medley of traditional songs. Cak Uncang from West Borneo, Rek Ayo Rek from East Java, and Apuse from Papua
Angklung (traditional music from West Java) performed by PPI Eindhoven
Poems by Syafri Bahar
Batak Traditional Performances by Komunitas Karo Belanda
Belibis Dance from Bali performed by PPI Groningen
Golek Dance from Yogyakarta by Wisnuningtyas Wirani (PPI Utrecht)
Cendrawasih Dance from Bali performed by Ratih and Tata (PPI Utrecht)
Maluku Dance from Dans Groep Bunga Melati
Topeng Keras Dance from Bali by Gede Widya (PPI Utrecht)
Accoustic Performance from SIN Band
Kelana Mask Dance from West Java by Kania S. Soeradjibdja
MC of the UID Nila and Pudji
Prior to the formal opening, some activities have been held like the culinary bazaars, the workshops, and the arts exhibitions. All goes in the same theme, promoting Indonesia. The following are some of the pictures of those activities:
Arts and Photographs Exhibition
Workshop of Accessories Making by Widya Widiyati
Workshop Ganrang Bulo Dance
Workshop Poco-Poco Dance
Workshop of Kite Making by Rubens Agaats
Just behind the entrance gate is a photobooth area where people can take pictures with an UID background with Indonesian properties.
Photobooth with Mieke (a lecturer of UU)
Indonesian Ambassador and her group
Finally, we have the picture of all the committees working behind the UID 2014. Here, we are:
UID 2014 Teams
The photographs are taken by sie. Dokumentasi UID 2014 and uploaded in the PPI Utrecht account.