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The IKJ Dance Company, led by the dancer and choreographer Tom Ibnur, was formed in 1970 on the initiative of some creative students at the Department of Dance of the Jakarta Arts Education Institute (IKJ - Institut Kesenian Jakarta). It steadily developed until 1984, when it officially became the IKJ Dance Company with a professional profile. Their dance performances have a unique concept - the members work with modern dance styles as well as with traditional dances: Modern aspects and tradition blend together forming a unity with a strong effect. The IKJ Company already participated in many festivals in the US, France, Germany, the Netherlands, Denmark, Switzerland, Iran, India, Thailand, Japan, Korea, Malaysia, Singapore and other countries.