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“Salt”: Perjalanan Tubuh Eko Supriyanto

By Michael HB Raditya (1112 words, 10-minute read) Read this review in English. Baca review ini dalam Bahasa Inggeris. Lima tahun belakangan, Eko Supriyanto, seorang koreografer terbaik yang dipunya Indonesia, telah menyita perhatian publik baik domestik ataupun mancanegara. Kerja koreografi yang dilakukannya…

“Salt”: The Journey of Eko Supriyanto’s Body

By Michael HB Raditya (1101 words, 10-minute read) Read this review in Bahasa Indonesia. Baca review ini dalam Bahasa Indonesia. Over the last five years, Eko Supriyanto, widely considered the best choreographer in Indonesia at the moment, has attracted both…

ANWESHA – Beyond the Darkness!

By Ezekiel Oliveira (524 words, 5-minute read)  Maya Dance Theatre tackles mental health in a mashup of dance and theatre that gives us a quartet of characters all struggling with depression and social anxiety. There is Shazam, an artist struggling…

“Khwaab-Sa”: Shakespeare with masala and magic

By Naeem Kapadia (800 words, 6-minute read) Atul Kumar is no stranger to Shakespeare. The artistic director of Mumbai-based group The Company Theatre was first seen here in 2009 in the title role of Hamlet: The Clown Prince, which featured…

Lessons in “Grandmother Tongue”

By Patricia Tobin (483 words, 4-minute read) “Have you eaten?” is the go-to greeting for Singaporean Chinese families. Typically asked in dialect (“Jiak ba buay?”), or sometimes Mandarin (“Chi bao ma?”), “Have you eaten?” is a sign of courtesy towards…

W!ld Rice’s “Hotel” at Adelaide’s OzAsia Festival

By Ben Brooker (910 words, 5-minute read) In 2015 Singapore celebrated ‘SG50’, the city-state’s golden jubilee, marking 50 years of independence as a sovereign nation. Commissioned by the Singapore International Festival of Arts to respond to that year’s theme of…