A Quick Round-Up Post: 2021-2023
Hello! It’s been quite some time since we’ve updated our events, and they’ve been really coming on strong!
Since our last update on Summer Dance Camp 2021, we’ve had an exciting time both online and offline, including with a massive change after the excitement. We’re very sorry for the delay, but read on to see a bit of the timeline of events that we’ve had since then!
As always, keep up with us in real time through our Instagram @gigiartofdance!
- Moving Studios in 2021
In October 2021 we had to move out of our studio in Pondok Indah Plaza 2. While it was a difficult and sudden change, we’re thankful that we had a lot of support during the process and now we’ve settled in our new location!
Our studio now is in Anindhaloka 3rd Floor, Jl. YRS No.20, RT.2/RW.1, Bintaro, Kec. Pesanggrahan, Kota Jakarta Selatan, Daerah Khusus Ibukota Jakarta 12330, Indonesia. Click here to find us on Google Maps! https://goo.gl/maps/EYrM8bH1qvRLFvD88
- AYTF 2021
We joined Asean Youth Theatre Festival again in 2021, going online once more and presenting an interactive performance where the audience can take part through the Zoom platform. We told the story of how we survived the pandemic, going on its 2nd year by that time, and took the audience to a journey of both nostalgically reminding how it all went down and where we can go next after a cataclysm, into a brighter and happier future.
Have a peek at the excitement in our Instagram post here! https://www.instagram.com/p/CWnZ_uDPTqt/
- End of Year Showcase 2021
We finished our 2021 with another annual year-end showcase, this time Christmas themed and titled #TimeToSleigh : Year End Showcase. We showcased our classes and students through another hybrid performance spanning two separate shows, where students performed through pre-recorded videos, live from home, and from our new studio. It was an exciting combination that allowed students and teachers to express their joy through dance after all that had happened in 2021. It was a joyous moment to close the year, and went smoothly thanks to the hard work of all the staff and teachers that organized everything.
Watch a recording of the live show here and here!
Show One: https://youtu.be/gL8k3cYkOaI
Show Two: https://youtu.be/tRYeY6sbpaw
- Free Trial Week 2022
We opened 2022 with another Free Trial Week, introducing all of our students to our new studio and inviting new people to try our classes in our current space. We closed the week with another GAOD ON-SHOW, showcasing the talents of our individual students and their achievements in Show Your Colors 2.0.
Watch the show here! https://studio.youtube.com/video/9ZZBpqN6mYQ/edit
- International Women’s Day 2022
Our celebration for International Women’s Day continued with a week filled with events, including exclusive IG Live talks with some notable women in our lives, a special class with Miss Gigi, and peaked in a live show featuring some of our classes and a graduation for our CSTD students from their exams in 2021. Read the full write-up by our then-intern Howard Affandi here!
Watch a recording of the live show here and here!
- K-Pop Day 2022
K-Pop Day 2022 Kaja!: Summer Party was our first foray into hybrid live show, opening the platform up for the first time to offline audiences to enjoy in our new studio and broadcasting as well online through Youtube. Through an online competition and live showcases, our students celebrated their love of K-Pop and came together with their family to start performing offline again!
Watch a recording of the online version of the show here!
- SDC 2022
Summer Dance Camp is our annual mid-year event filled with classes, workshops, and performances! 2022 marks our return to offline classes in our studio and a live final performance setting with offline audiences in Piazza Area, Gandaria City. Held during 24th June – 3rd July, this year we had 4 Intensive Courses with Bathara Saverigadi, Venytha Yoshiantini, Sufri Juwahir (SG), and Madhu Nisa (SG), 4 Collabonation between our GAOD teachers with their friends (Miss B, Dewantara, Rachel Lucia, and Katya Josephine), an exclusive Online Workshop with Taryn Cheng, an opening performance by Dance Lab students, and an amazing final performance with guest performances, dance battle, competition, and more!
See the pictures from the showcase here: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.5342686889107927&type=3
Watch the videos from our showcase in this playlist: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLeGHkv89FoST6m2ygvjsmNTJJCJqKjWzm
- Independance Day 2022
We came back together on 17th August 2022 to celebrate Indonesia’s Independence Day the way we know how: dancing and having fun together! We had a collaboration class from G-Troupe and Naye G with their friends, held an exciting series of games competition, and was invited to perform in @America as part of their celebration as well.
See the pictures on our Instagram!
- Kolaboraksi 2022
In collaboration with Bintaro Design District, we took part in Anindhaloka’s Kolaboraksi 2022, a series of event celebrating the diversity and creativity in Bintaro where our studio is now located. Many of our classes were opened for free and we held several new events, including opening performance for both the entire event, an interactive performance with the exhibit, an Open Jam with our Dance Lab and a new series of events titled Broadway Open Mic, allowing anyone and everyone to share their talents in musical theatre to come and perform!
Click on these links for some highlights of our events in Kolaboraksi 2022!
- Choreonite 2022
Choreonite Vol. 10 marks the return of our students and dancers into our home in the theater! Held on Sunday, 18th December 2022, we had a blast performing in more than 30 class pieces and 8 amazing competitor pieces, within the newly-renovated Graha Bhakti Budaya, TIM. Thank you so much for all of our parents, crews, staffs, and sponsors for making this wonderful night a reality. What a way to close off our year, we didn’t want to go home at all!
Watch a highlight video of the event here! https://youtu.be/4NXAH7bWl0Y
- Free Trial Week 2023
To start the year 2023, we opened up all of our classes to try out for everyone! Free Trial Week is an annual event and this year we had over 200+ participants trying out our classes, from our students finding new genres to learn to strangers coming to start dancing for the first time.
Have a look at our highlight video of the event! https://www.instagram.com/reel/CnlfFIkIgzA/
Now we believe that it’s time to make our goals and dreams a reality, 2023 is our time to make the #FuturePerfect!
In grammatical terms, Future Perfect is used to describe an event that is expected or planned to happen before a time of reference in the future. We believe that in 2023 we’ll achieve the goals that we’ve set, including creating a new permanent home for our future growth, and more! We’d love to bring you in this trip, so get excited and jump in with us to a brighter, realized future that we’ve always dreamed of in 2023!
#FuturePerfect will be our theme for 2023, including for upcoming events, activities, and stages! Let us know what your goals in dance are for 2023 so that we can make it real together! And stay tuned, we’ll be having a lot of exciting programs this year that you don’t want to miss out!
Follow us on Instagram for more updated news, and we hope to see you in our events soon!
I HOPE YOU DANCE!!