Best — It was a very privileged occasion for SIDH to respond the unique invitation from the Hibiscus Foundation to feature in the soft opening of the Festival Bali 2017 in Best, a municipality in North Brabant, Netherlands, 8 April 2017.

Led by the Principal, Mr Ripul SIDH took part in 3 dance performances and 2 presentations about SIDH dan Bali (Indonesia). The dances comprised of Tari Kipas (Arin, Jihan and Amel – all SIDH Primary School students), Tari Manukrawa (Catlya and Ananda) and Tari Genjring (Diandra, Catlya, Ananda, Ferindita, Kitana, Dela and Khya). The dancers were trained by Ms Vannana and Ananda. Meanwhile the 2 SIDH presenters were Jacelynn and Hannah who were coached by Bu Djena. SIDH make-up team was led by Bu Emma. Our total delegation was chaperoned by Mr Yadi, Mr Hamdi, Bu Syahniar, and some parents.

Also present in the opening ceremony the City Mayor of Best, The Honourable Anton van Aert, H.E. Ambassador Puja and the executives and volunteers of the Hibiscus Foundation led by Ms Ine WawoRuntu.

The Honourable Mayor appreciated SIDH’s participation and contribution. In his turn, H.E. Ambassador Puja emphasised on the warm and good relationship between Indonesia and Netherlands and praised SIDH active role in promoting Indonesian cultural heritage to Dutch audience.

For the report of the event by SIDH’s Coordinator, Bu Djena, please click this link.






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