Denpasar – Education and Culture Ministry’s Directorate General of Culture collaborating with Indonesia Federation of International Dance Festivals (FIDAF) organized International Folk Dance Festival (IFDF). The event was held in Bali on 4-8 October 2016. This event is a part of the series of activities to support World Culture Forum 2016.
International Folk Dance Festival 2016 is a competition of traditional dances, followed by 14 countries from around the world, including Argentina, Bulgaria, Czech Republic, Greece, Italy, Kazakhstan, Latvia, Poland, Russia, Slovakia, Uzbekistan, Thailand and Taiwan.
This was the 2nd IFDF after the same event was held in Jakarta in 2013. This 2nd IFDF differs from its previous event from the collaboration featured by participants with Indonesian dancers and choreographers in their dances. The collaboration dance will be performed at the WCF 2016 Gala Dinner.
In addition to dance performance, IFDF also organizes other activities such as opening ceremony to be held at Bali Art Centre on 8 October 2016, declaration congress on 9 October 2016, cultural carnival culture in I Gusti Ngurah Made Agung (KM 0) field on 11 October, performances and workshops at Indonesian Institute of Arts in Denpasar, and SMKN 3 Sukawati on 14 October, as well as closing ceremony and the announcement of the winner of the competition at Museum Puri Lukisan Ubud on 16 October.