A variety of cultural and traditional festivals that are unique are held in Solo and have become annual events. Strengthening Solo’s position as the center of Javanese culture and tradition. One of the unique and only cultural festivals in Solo is Solo dances for 24 hours is an event held to commemorate World Dancing Day which is commemorated every April 29 each year. World dance day is held simultaneously in every country. Solo dances for 24 hours is intended to develop dance so that it is better known by the wider community and not forgotten. The 24-hour solo dance was held thanks to the cooperation of the Solo Indonesian Art Institute and the Solo City Government. World dance day was launched by UNESCO in 1982, and Solo itself commemorates the world dance day since 2007. Residents of Solo are always waiting every year for this grand event. Solo dances for 24 hours starts from 6 am to 6 am the next morning without pause.
Solo dances for 24 hours is still being held thanks to the collaboration of ISI and the Solo City Government on 28-29 April 2016. With the theme being stretched: Sowing the Taste, the Universe and 2016 is the 10th anniversary of the decade of Solo Dance 24 Hours. In 2016 the Solo dancing program presented 2 dancers who would dance for 24 hours, namely Samsuri from the Indonesian Institute of Art Solo and Mudjo Setyo from the Wayang Orang Barata Jakarta. In the 24-hour Solo dance program, which was attended by 250 domestic and foreign participants, EMPU DANCE, screening OF DANCE FILMS, 24-hour BOOK launching, dancing and culinary, Dance Seminar and photo exhibition. The venue for the dance performances is at several points such as the ISI Solo Campus, Grand Mall Solo, Solo Square, Jl Jendral Sudirman, and several other points. The event was not only attended by Solo residents, but many participants also came from outside Solo and even abroad, such as Yogyakarta, Palu, Bangka, Surabaya, Bandung, Riau, Indramayu, Banjarmasin, Southern Sulawesi, West Sumatra, Malaysia, and China.
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