16 – 22 October 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Yogyakarta from 16 – 22 October 2017




Dancing Queen, 17 October 2017, 8 PM, Basement Theatre Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta

Djakarta Teater Platform returns with Bandar Teater production of Dancing Queen/Dansinkwin. This performance shows how text occupies space or activates space, which in return, the interaction might act as a critique to the text itself. Claiming that the title Dancing Queen is not a representation of the process seen on stage, one can’t help but wonder what exactly would be presented on stage. Malhamang Zamsam and Dendy Madiya direct Dancing Queen and dramaturgy is done by Ugeng T. Moetidjo. Please click here for more information and on how to make reservation. Post-performance dialogue takes place on 19 Oct 2017 from 3-6 PM.


Tonalitas di Tapal Batas, 17 October 2017, 7:30 PM, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Jakarta

Jakarta City Philharmonic presents its 8th edition concert titled Tonalitas di Tapal Batas. What more can music do to express feelings in a different way? Strauss tells a comedic story through his poetic symphony and orchestration full of fantasy, while Mahler and young Webern create extreme pulls of existing harmonic edges. Tonalitas di Tapal Batas presents Anton Webern’s Passacaglia Op. 1, Gustav Mahler’s Songs on the Death of Children, Richard Strauss’ Till Eulenspiegel Op. 28, and Aksan Sjuman’s Pulang Tinggal Nama. The concert will be conducted by Budi Utomo Prabowo and feature soloist Aning Katamsi. For more information on this FREE concert and how to make reservation, click here.


Musik Puisi, 22 October 2017, 4 PM, Ruang Serbaguna, Komunitas Salihara, Jakarta

Are you a music lover and a poet with a desire to combine the two? How do you marry poetry and music into one new artform? Young composer Sri Hanuraga and young poet Adimas Immanuel will share ways on how to do that. Workshop will be conducted in Bahasa Indonesia with a fee of IDR 100,000 per person. To register for the workshop, get the tickets here.


Alur Bunyi | Monohero, 19 October 2017, 8 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta

Alur Bunyi is Goethehaus’ experimental monthly music performance featuring some of indonesia’s best musicians. Alur Bunyi aims to create an anti-mainstream musical experience. This month’s Alur Bunyi presents Monohero, a group of performing arts that blends visuals and music in their work to tell stories of anxieties and uncertainties in life. Alur Bunyi is a free event with no reservation needed. For more information on the event, click here.



Ketubuhan Bissu, 17 October 2017, 3-5:30 PM, Ruang Gong, PKKH UGM, Yogyakarta

Kalanari Art Theatre’s discussion forum, also known as temen ngobrol, invites Shinta Febriany to share and discuss Makassar’s 5th gender, Bissu. The people of South Sulawesi believe that a Bissu has an ability to connect to the spiritual realm. And in the ritual of Ma’Giri, a Bissu develops an ability to not get the skin pierced by a traditional dagger. Shinta Febriany aims to chat about the contribution of such traditional ritual to our current art practice, especially the technique behind ketubuhan, or that ability of the skin to become impenetrable, and how that can affect the theatre creation process. This casual discussion is free and open to all. For more information, contact Dinu at +62 899 8984 058 or visit Kalanari Theatre’s Instagram account here.


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