Tjak Box, a joint performance by the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company and Gamelan Sekar Jaya, brought together hip-hop, Balinese dance, and live gamelan music. The production, born of a collaboration between Rashidi Omari and Emiko Saraswati Susilo (Gamelan Sekar Jaya) was inspired by the story of Kunti and Karna from the Mahabarata, the great Hindu epic. Tjak Box explores the connections between this ancient tale and the life of youth in Oakland.
RASHIDI OMARI DANCE REEL
Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company
Rashidi Omari is the co-director and head choreographer of the Destiny Arts Youth Performance Company at the Destiny Arts Center, in Oakland, California. Every year the company creates and performs an original show that fuses hip hop, modern dance, aerial dance, and theater to bring to life the company members' stories and vision for social change.
The company performs for approximately 50,000 audience members each year. (Click at left to see images of recent shows).