Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Riau, Jakarta, Bandung and Yogyakarta from 22 – 28 January 2018
Festival Musik Rimbang Baling, 22-28 January 2018, Koto Lamo, Kampar Kiri Hulu, Kampar, Riau.
Immerse yourself in nature and come to this unique music festival while supporting nature conservation efforts! Presented with a theme “Menyemai Bumi di Tanah Sendiri” or to nourish the earth in our own land, Festival Musik Rimbang Baling is a unique festival held on the banks of a river in Rimbang Baling, an important rainforest where the Sumatran tigers are protected, with the intention to raise awareness on doing our part to save the earth and animals. The festival presents various musicians from Riau, the region, and other parts of Indonesia. There will also be theatre and other performances held as part of the festival. For more information, contact Budy Utamy at +62 821 7481 1100 or Umar at +62 852 7184 8224. To see the line-up of the festival follow their Instagram account here.
Pasca-Orientalisme dan Masalah Apropriasi (Pengambilalihan) Budaya, 24 January 2018, 9 AM – 5 PM, Galeri Nasional Indonesia, Jakarta
Don’t miss some of Indonesia’s thought leaders in theatre, literature, and culture in this symposium as they discuss post-orientalism and cultural appropriation issues in Indonesia historically and today. Moderated by Nirwan Dewanto, this symposium presents Anak Agung Rai, Prof. Dr. Bambang Sugiharto, Garin Nugroho, Goenawan Mohamad, and many more. The symposium will aim to discuss the basis of cultural appropriation and reasons behind viewing the locals as ‘the other’, as well as other factors that affect the relationship between westerners and locals. This symposium is FREE and no registration is required. For more information, click here.
European Journey, 24 January 2018, 8 PM, Goethehaus, Jakarta
Goethe Institut invites you to its first concert in the 2018 Anders Horen, or Listening Differently series. Stimulate your auditory senses in this concert, as you experience a classical concert in total darkness! The concert will host Andreas Martin Hofmeir on tuba and Barbara Schmelz on piano. This concert is free and require no reservation. For more information, click here.
Memori Disorder, 27 – 28 January 2018, Gedung Kesenian Jakarta, Taman Ismail Marzuki, Jakarta
Created by director Edian Munaedi, Memori Disorder is a theatre performance by Teater Stasiun that started as an observation of memory disorder symptoms that are experienced by lonely seniors. In this production, Teater Stasiun aims to capture the hidden fragments of those memories through the actor’s bodies, puppets and masks. There will be a discussion on how the production came about on 27 January 2018 at 4 PM. The performance will take place on the 28th of January at 2 PM for students and 8 PM for members of public. For more information on the production and ticket reservation, click here.
Krakatoa, 27 January 2018, 7 PM, Hilton Hotel, Bandung
Bandung Philharmonic opens its 2018 season with Krakatoa. The night presents a combination of international and local compositions including Grieg’s “Peer Gynt Suita No.1, Op. 46.”, Mussorgsky’s “Night on Bald Mountain”, Smetana’s “River Moldau”, Tan De Seng & Wiriadisastra’s “Aki Manggut Awi”, and a viola concerto titled “Krakatoa”. Krakatoa is conducted by Robert Nordling with Michael Hall on Viola. For more information on the performance and to purchase tickets, click here.
WORKSHOPS & OPEN CALL
Magang Nusantara 2018, Deadline: 23 February 2018
Aspiring arts managers, don’t miss this golden opportunity to have internships at renowned Indonesian cultural and arts institutions through Kelola Foundation’s Magang Nusantara 2018. Learn from experts in the fields as you immerse yourself in a new working environment. The network you’ll build in your placed institution can be brought back and continue to be beneficial after the internship period. For more information on the internship and to learn how to apply, click here.
Kelas Aksara Jawa, Registration Deadline: 27 January 2018
The Javanese language’s traditional characters form a part of the Javanese culture that is slowly being forgotten. Keep the culture alive by studying how to read and write the Javanese letters! There are various levels of classes that are opened for students and public. To register, contact +62 812 28002213 before 27 January 2018. The first class starts on 2 February 2018. This workshop is created by Jawacana, Sanggar Seni Kinanti Sekar, Iqra Hanacaraka and Ikasaja UGM. For more information on the workshop, go to Jawacana’s Instagram here.
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