TEMPO.CO, Jakarta - The 2018 Jogja Color Walk and Jogja Menari (Jogja dance festival) event held in the North Square of Yogyakarta were attended by thousands of participants on Sunday, December 23. The Jogja Menari with the Jaranan Dance Performance category, which performed by 4,279 dancers from various ages for 8.5 minutes, managed to break the world record.
Previously, the committee of the event registered with the Indonesian Record Museum (MURI) saying that the number of participants was 3,600 people, but after the verification was done, there were more. The Jogja Color Walk was attended by 13,000 participants.
“This Jogja Menari event not only breaks a national record but also confirmed as a world record,” said MURI Manager Sri Widayati on the sidelines of the event. The record was handed over to Romahurmuziy, Chairman of the committee of the Jogja Color Walk and Jogja Menari who was also SMAN (public senior high school) 1 Teladan Yogya alumni. The alumni from this high school are indeed the organizers.
Sri said the Jogja Menari record made Yogya again listed as a record contributor in MURI after several activities were held. In 2003, Yogya also received the most record award for cooking the most gudeg event of up to 1 ton. Then in 2014, Yogya also broke a record for Jogja Membatik on the longest cloth. Then in 2016, Yogya Eating Gudeg with tuna fish dishes initiated by Maritime Affairs and Fisheries Minister Susi Pudjiastuti also received a MURI record.
The chairperson of the Jogja Color Walk and Jogja Menari committee Heru Krisna previously said that the activity was expected to contribute greatly to diversity, pluralism and diversity in Yogyakarta.
Recently, Yogyakarta was spotlighted because of the case of intolerance and harmony among religious people. This event, said Heru, could be a positive activity to invite the entire community to re-create a sense of diversity again. Although the event was held by Teladan high school alumni, in its activities, it involved the community.