October 04, 2014

Silver screen and moving stage

Previously, I didn't expect at all to join with Sanggar. My first intention was to join with the organization that would help me to support my future work as an ambassador, which in other words, organizations like ALSA (Asian Law Student Association) or MUN (Model United Nations), or probably even Dema (Dewan Mahasiswa or student council). But it all changed when I saw the girls from Dancer Soul performed rancak dance at the closing ceremony of PPSMB Merdeka. And it was really really beautiful, so cool like I had my eyes a little bit teary at that time because seriously, I've been dancing traditional dance for years and I know it's perfect when I see one. Not to mention that one of my favorite senior was a part of the dance, so in the end, I decided to join the Dance Division in Sanggar. I was really late when I returned the form, and I mis-read the the column where it supposed to say which field I wanted to apply in, but I read it as 'which field you have been on before' instead. So I stupidly checked all the divisions except one; theater. Because clearly, I had no theatrical background and I can't act. Until finally on the same day, kak Eva asked for the dance kids to assemble on our first meeting. The main point was to ask us if we could lay a help for theater because they still needed more players. Everyone from Dancer Soul came on the first trial. But then after knowing how hard it was to play on the theater, some of us started leaving, until finally, me, Cyn, and Rhia were choosen as the (not so) lucky one to play. I didn't know if I had to feel happy or sad because one side I realized of my own capability and I knew I had so little confidence to even act on the stage, but on the other hand, I was wondering about it because I never made it into the theater, so it’s totally a whole new experience for me. And suddenly Rhia pulled herself out of the production, leaving me and Cyn. I was confused at first because Mr. Director told us that we would play as surrealist actors and as much as I knew, surrealist was one of the hardest genre in theater. I didn't know if I could make it or not. But I learned everything step by step, starting from how to show my expression until how I move from one point to the other. It was all a whole new experience for me. I was scared to show my expression to the public, and I was having trouble for not having loud voice to speak with, but now it all has changed because I could finally open that one box which hid all my confidence all this time. I have been a really shy girl to act on stage, but now I'm not anymore. Even more, I get addicted with the applause from the audience. Mr. Director was indeed true; awalnya cuma coba-coba, sekarang justru ketagihan teater haha.

Here are the photos when we performed at Pendopo Tejakusumo FBS UNY last Friday. I can't believe it's been a week since then. The title of the play is "Ayahku Stroke, Bukan Mati" which was fully handled by kak Vandi, aka Mr. Director. Check them out!

This one is kak Mitha. She's from Communication, which I don't know which batch, from UPN. Yep, so this theater play doesn't consist only the kids from Law UGM, but also from other faculty, even other university. That's why I'm so glad I got the chance to be one of the actors in this play because I get a lot of new friends through this! The kids say that kak Mitha looks like my long lost older sister and we could finally see each other again here, haha! Maybe it's because the fact that we both love to laugh even over the littlest thing and we wear glasses with the same medium length hair. Much resemblance?

This is kak Mitha's boyfriend, kak Aji. He also comes from UPN majoring technical engineering. He's quite a funny man and has this friendly look from his face. He got double role this time and it was really entertaining to see him running across the backstage to get all his costumes done on time!

Kak Riyan and kak Begum!

Kak Helvi and kak Age from Psychology UGM '12!

My fellow classmate (most of the classes, well), Cyn.

My boy (the one in dark blue shirt) before he turned to be the Red Devil.

Music team from Justimun!

Yep, so this is the transformation that I had to go through to be the misguided ghost. Gotta admit that I was really concerned about my hair-do because it was terribly damaged to get the 'messy' effect of a ghost. Fortunately the hair-do team didn't use any hair spray and let me had my half-dead-half-alive hair as how it was without further ado. Because if they did, I swear I would have ran to the nearest salon the same night to get my hair repaired and done. It loosed down again the next morning after I washed it with conditioner. Thank's to kak Lukas from Art Division for the make up!

The ‘gay’ doctor, doctor Deddy!

See? Told you so...

This friend over here is another surrealist actor who played along with me. His name is Fakhrul. He acted as the Grim Reaper. And eventhough he only showed up on stage only for a brief few seconds, his role was the coolest one among us surrealist actors! I kinda disagree tho because Dharma still amazes me as the Red Devil.

Clay senpai, the player button pusher! ;p

Wow. I can't believe I just made a new history in my life. At last, for the first time in my life, I played on a theater. The first and main reason why I never got into it is because for me, theater is a very holy place, even holy-er than TV drama and big screen movies. On theater, you are demanded to exaggerate every movement and scene. You gotta be more expressive and look passionate. That is why playing in this theater takes a lot of energy and high level of concentration. Especially for the surrealist actors, gosh. I had to drag my own body from the bottom of the stage to the top of it, somehow throwing the fact that I weight 58 kilos out of the window. Like, seriously??? I never knew I could do that!

But I'm glad that everything went really well. And I feel so proud because I could give my contribution for APAKAH theater. And I'm ready for another round of theater. I can't wait for another play!

October 01, 2014

Let's go to the beach, beach!

Hi pals! How's your day been going? Mine is amazing as usual! I spent last weekend with Sanggar to the beach. We decided to take the day off and drove away to the place where the sky was blue. It was more like giving ourselves a really good treat because of our successful theater play last Friday. Right, I haven't spoken about it here in the blog. I'm still in the middle of the way of editing the photos so I hope you can wait for it a little longer? Anyway, it somehow feels like home all over again with these people. It almost feels like I'm reuniting with my old colleagues from Jakuen. With them, I don't feel stressed or depressed. All those negative feelings are gone when I spend my time with them. I only had the chance to bond with them for less than a month, but we're already this close like a family. Maybe they are my family. And maybe that's a pretty good thing. They remind me of being home. They're there when I feel so down and homesick and missing my parents. They're there when I need them to listen to my ramblings. I can't say it enough how much I'm glad I joined Sanggar at the first place. This organization is a perfect little world in the faculty and I can't imagine studying law without Sanggar to fill my day. Because this new family is going to be my new destination to go after class. And even if we're not that prestigious-looking organization like ALSA (Asian Law Student Association), but we're happy with what we already have. A strong family-bond and happiness and knowing how to have fun! We have each other, that's the most important thing I learn from Sanggar. And the amazing part is yet to come...

Now let me introduce you to my brand new partner in crime, Clay VD. This guy is basically the financial power of Sanggar, and I mean it. He's two years older than me, that makes him as my senior. But honestly, he doesn't act like one. He loves hanging out with his juniors, he's funny, he's very friendly, he's really cool and basically he has all the traits I've been looking for as an older brother. He's a really unique person and I guess there's only one like him in the entire faculty and I'm really glad he's here with us. He never minds about throwing money on anything, and the fact that he hangs out almost every night amazes me. He knows good places in the city and totally the coolest senpai around ;)

I had sooo much fun last Sunday! It was literally the best holiday I have ever had, spent together with my best friends! I went to Wonosari beach, the same beach I went to with my parents about two and a half years ago. It certainly brought me a lot of memories. I realized how much I've grown since then. How much things have changed and who knows, maybe tomorrow I'll visit this beach again with my loved one? Oh if you're quiet good in guessing, my crush is somewhere hidden between the photos. He's that bright tall guy with cheeky smile and stupid poses ;)

I can't wait to have another journey with Sanggar. Like I said, the best is yet to come.