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Sanur Village Festival – 8 Years Of Creativity

October 7, 2013 Destination ASEAN No Comments Email Email

Denpasar Mayor IB Dharmawijaya Mantra officially opened the 8th Sanur Village Festival (SVF), Tuesday (24/9) night in Maisonette Grand Bali Beach Sanur. Eight years of the festival creatively involves Sanur community in promoting tourism, with its theme ‘Segara Giri’.

During his opening speech, Mayor Rai Mantra commented that SVF should be appreciated and proud because it has been held consistently. “I was there during the first concept of SVF, because at the time tourism slowed down due to the bombing incident,”he said. The creative idea as a product with heritage spirit was the best solution in order to preserve and maintain Bali’s culture.

Meanwhile, chairman of Yayasan Pembangunan Sanur, Ida Bagus Gde Sidharta, claimed that eight years of the festival has inspired the community and creative industry to consistently innovate and independently promote the destination.

“Art cultural activity that preserves the Sanur tourism is supported by awareness on environmental preservation, which is a basis for the festival’s sustainability,” he added.

Sidharta believes the festival is a celebration of Sanur community life, highlighting their nature, art, culture, dynamics and creativity potentials. This festival elevates the local potential to a global level among them through the art performances, environmental programs, culinary bazaar and creative industry expo.

This festival started from the initiative of Sanur community to join Bali tourism recovery efforts post Bali’s second bombing incident in 2005. SVF I/2006 and SVF II/2007 was themed The New Spirit of Heritage which was later used as basis for following festivals. While for the execution, SVF developed this theme into its activities, in 2008 Going Green, 2009 Marine Life, 2010 Saha Nuhur, 2011 in joint cooperation with National Flora Flori Week themed Flori Fiesta, and last year with Salampah Laku.

After opened last night, the performance stage viewed by thousands of visitor showed a fragment of Segara Giri, legong intaran, and performance by Ayu Laksmi & Swara Semesta and Dwiki Dharmawan. Various shows were displayed until midnight, by India dance, Ocha & Universe and Rasta Kids.

The following day, Wednesday (25/9) aside from exhibition, the cultural dialogue Segara Giri: the Universal and Contextual at Sudamala Resort & Villas was held followed by various performances by ethnic band Sundown Jazz, Silat Bhakti Negara, sendratari Batu Jimbar, endek fashion show, Kita Art, Balawan ‘In Rock Jamz’ and Smal Axe Reggae. The fun filled festival was held for five days from Tuesday (24/9) until Saturday (28/9).

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