One of the series on the G20 Summit agenda is the Spouse Program. The program prepared for assistant heads of state of the G20 aims to strengthen communication and socialization between participants and spouses.
In this program, First Lady Iriana Joko Widodo together with Indonesian Deputy Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy (Wamenparekraf) Angela Tanoesodibjo wore Indonesian archipelago clothing combined with Balinese woven fabrics when welcoming the companions of the G20 Head of State Summit on the Spouse Program agenda at the Indonesian G20 Summit series at Sofitel Bali Nusa Dua Beach Resort, Tuesday (15/11/2022).
The clothes worn by the First Lady were an Indonesian top and a light purple Balinese woven bottom. The First Lady wears a pink hood.
Spouse Program of the G20 Summit. Photo: Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy
Meanwhile Deputy Minister of Parekraf Angela wore a black kebaya combined with Balinese weaving with a puspa or moon orchid pattern and puspabangsa, which means Indonesia’s national flower.
Participate in the G20 Spouse Program Deputy Menparekraf Wearing Nusantara Clothing Photo: Kemenparekraf
The Spouse Program carries the theme “The Journey: Indonesian Sustainable Living Culture”. This program is packaged with a look & feel theme (Exotic, Inspirational, Festive, Elegant, Experience – Panca Indra Loka) to give a WOW effect “The First Time, Once In a Life Time Experiences, and Unforgettable”, so that spouses can experience first-hand about the richness of Indonesian culture, ranging from culinary, traditional arts, to tourism products and Indonesia’s creative economy.
There are a number of agenda activities carried out in this Spouse Program including traditional textile showcases/displays; showcase of traditional Indonesian art activities such as the Peacock Dance, Pendet Dance, Mama Noken Papua, Tor Tor and Gondang Batak Dance, Rindik Bali, as well as Kolintang and Keroncong.
“The spouses really enjoy and appreciate the diversity of Indonesian culture and traditions,” said Vice Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela.
Not only traditional dances, Vice Minister for Tourism and Creative Economy Angela said, the companions of the G20 Summit Heads of State were also presented with traditional music playing. Among them Kolintang, Batak drums, and Gamelan Rindik.
“We present traditional live music, from Gamelan Rindik music, Keroncong music, Kolintang, Gondang Batak, as well as children’s performances in traditional clothes,” said the Vice Minister of Parekraf.
In addition, there are exhibitions in the form of showcases/displays of Modern Indonesia (Small and Medium Enterprises) with product types such as Home Décor and Craft, Healthy Food & Beverage, Accessories & Beauty, Fashion & Wastra, Healthcare & Wellness.
And there is also a Luncheon through the Food Theater “Kisah Gulu & Friends”, as well as “Archipelago on a tray”. Dishes are presented in a gastronomy format and packaged in a Food Theater.
The room is shaped like a theatre, food is served with a multimedia blend in an intimate atmosphere when a culinary expert tells about the process of procuring raw materials to make a tasty and healthy dish.
“We hope that the spouses will get an in-depth impression of the variety of Indonesian food and stories to become an inspiration for the good of the world,” said Vice Minister of Tourism and Creative Economy Angela.
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