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6 – 12 March 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks in Jakarta and Bandung 6-12 March 2017   JAKARTA Of Horizon Landscape, 6 March 2017, 7 PM, Hall B – Gudang Sarinah Ekosistem, Jakarta Of Horizon Landscape is a performance art by artists involved in the 69 Performance Club, a study platform for performance art created by Forum Lenteng. A landscape can be …

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6 – 12 Feb 2017: Singapore

Cloud Gate 2 – A Triple Bill, 7-8 Feb, 8pm Cloud Gate 2, the sister company of internationally acclaimed Cloud Gate Dance Theatre of Taiwan brings to Singapore’s Esplanade Theatre three dance works by groundbreaking Taiwanese choreographers Cheng Tsung-lung and Huang Yi: Wicked Fish, The Wall and Beckoning. More information. Watch Local 2017: Singapore Telemovies, 7-11 …

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Short film by Malang director wins Australia-Indonesia cinema competition

A film by Indonesian newcomer director Mahesa Desaga, Nunggu Teka (Waiting to Arrive), was named winner of a short film competition in the 2017 Australia-Indonesia Cinema Festival (FSAI) at XXI Senayan City cinema in South Jakarta on Sunday. The 14-minute film follows a mother who lives alone in an old traditional house. While waiting for her only son to come home during …

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30 Jan – 5 Feb 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks in Jakarta, Solo, Bali, Yogyakarta from 30 January – 5 February 2017   JAKARTA   Kompilasi Festifal Film Dokumenter, 30 January 2017, 7:30 PM, Kineforum, Jakarta Kineforum, the alternative cinema in Jakarta, presents 4 out of the 8 documentaries that was submitted to the Festival Film Dokumenter Yogyakarta in 2016. The 4 films …

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Thailand’s thoughtful “Railway Sleepers” and more films at 14th World Film Festival of Bangkok

In Railway Sleepers, a minutely observed film shot entirely on-board a Thai train, we see kids on school trips, young men travelling north and south, hawkers selling food and horoscope books, families and lovers, vacationers who turn the sleeping car into a party venue. They’re passengers, and they’re also humans. They are, as director Sompot …

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23 – 29 Jan 2017: Indonesia

Top Picks in Jakarta from 22 – 29 January   JAKARTA   Islamic Art Public Lecture, Komunitas Salihara Black Box Theatre, 24 Jan, 7:00 PM Komunitas Salihara, supported by Institut Francaise Indonesia, presents an Islamic Art public lecture featuring Yannick Lintz, Director of Islamic Art Department at Louvre Museum, Paris. The lecture will explore two …

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16 – 22 Jan 2017: Singapore

SWF POP #15: Screening of Between The Lines: Rant & Rave II, 18 Jan at The Projector This is a screening of a recorded theatre production, Between The Lines: Rant & Rave II, a 2012 play by award-winning playwright Chong Tze Chien. Restaged at the Singapore Writers Festival 2016 featuring actors Serene Chen and Jean Ng, …

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9 – 22 Jan 2017: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Bali, Bandung, Yogyakarta, and Jakarta from 9 – 22 January   BALI   Way Up Project, 8 January – 11 February 2017, Cata Odata, Bali Cata Odata’s Street Art Collaboration continues with an exhibition featuring 20 street artists’ works. The term “Way Up” is used in the project to refer to …

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12 – 18 Dec 2016: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 12 – 18 December Meta is a freelance arts administrator and a traveling yogi. She spent 16 years of her life as an art practitioner and the last few years as an arts administrator. Her first love in the arts is dance. She left her …

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12 – 18 Dec 2016: Singapore

In Search of Salt by Passerby Projects at Centre 42, 16 – 17 Dec  This original play staged by performance collective Passerby Projects was written to pass the Bechdel Test and will be performed in a theatre-in-the-round setting. It’s a mystery-thriller story revolving around a girl trying to uncover the meaning behind messages she receives from …

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5 – 11 Dec 2016: Singapore

Cheng Ran: In Course of the Miraculous (Southeast Asian premiere) by Institute of Contemporary Arts Singapore Sunday 11 Dec 2016, 11am-9pm Following its world premiere at the 14th Istanbul Biennial in 2015, and screenings at Art Basel, K11 Art Foundation in Hong Kong and across China earlier this year, this 9-hour film will have its …

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5 – 11 Dec 2016: Indonesia

Meta’s Top Picks in Yogyakarta, Solo, Jakarta, Bandung, and Bali from 5 – 11 December Meta is a freelance arts administrator and a traveling yogi. She spent 16 years of her life as an art practitioner and the last few years as an arts administrator. Her first love in the arts is dance. She left …

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Sundance of Southeast Asia: Luang Prabang Film Festival 2 – 7 Dec 2016

If you’re in withdrawal now that the 27th  Singapore International Film Festival 2016 has ended, you have two days left to catch the Luang Prabang Film Festival (LPFF). Founded in 2010 by  Gabriel Kuperman, the Luang Prabang Film Festival has been dubbed the Sundance of Southeast Asia. Only minus the sub-zero temperature and celebrities looking …

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28 Nov – 4 Dec 2016: Singapore

Projek Suitcase 2016: Metamorphosis by Teater Ekamatra 30 Nov – 4 Dec, from 7:30pm In the latest edition of Teater Ekamatra, 16 performing artists or performance makers across disciplines and genres have been invited to stage 8 monologues over 2 days at Aliwal Arts Centre. Exploring a multitude of issues and themes, the festival is …

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Don’t Say Cheese: Interchange

By Kathy Rowland (988 words, 10-minute read) Spoiler Alert: If you want to enjoy Interchange in all its suspenseful glory, watch the film before you read this review. The 27th Singapore International Film Festival opened last week with the Asian premiere of the Malaysian film, Interchange. Dain Iskandar Said’s third feature is a ‘fantasy noir …

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