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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (12 – 18 March 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 12 – 18 March 2018

Start your week with a ceramic workshop that also helps support coastal and marine ecosystems! The Coral Triangle Center (CTC), a non-profit foundation that promotes the conservation of marine biology, organizes a Coral Wall Ceramic Workshop this Monday. The resulting ceramic coral will be part of CTC’s coral wall exhibit. Workshop will take place at CTC Center for Marine Conservation in Sanur, Bali from 4-6 PM this Monday. Workshop is FREE, so come with your good spirit and learn how you can conserve the marine ecosystems as you make ceramics coral! For more information on the workshop, visit their Instagram account here.

If you’re in Yogyakarta on Tuesday night, you can catch Mother Earth, an interdisciplinary performance of dance, music, and visual projections. Presented by Mila Art Dance School, Mother Earth, is the story of the ultimate unconditional love that we receives from the earth. Ticket is IDR 15k if you purchase it before Tuesday, or 20k on the spot. For more information on the performance, visit Mila Art Dance School Instagram account here.

On the same day in Jakarta, Goethehaus continues their Film Screening Tuesday with Turah. Directed by Wicaksono Wisnu Legowo, Turah is a story of 2 protagonists as they fight the mental oppression of their village leaders. How do they manage to fight their way out of this marginalized community? Catch the film at 7 PM at Goethehaus Jakarta this Tuesday to watch the ending. For more information on this free screening, click here.

Here’s an opportunity for Indonesian musicians! Jakarta City Philharmonic is doing an audition for their string and wind section for this 2018 season. Audition will be held in Jakarta on Thursday, 15 March at 10 PM at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. There will also be an audition in Yogyakarta on 16 March at 2 PM at Sekolah Menengah Musik SMKN 2 Kasihan. For requirements and information on what to prepare, click here.

For the weekends, we have 2 poetry-related events. On Saturday night, enjoy a night of Poetry Slam by Kwal at the Thamrin branch of the Institut Francaise Indonesia. Kwal will present his poetry together with by Heloise Lefebvre on violin and Tony Baker on piano. Join him as he takes us to our inner worlds through his poetry. Admission is free with reservation. For more information on the performance and ticket reservation, click here.

On Sunday, head to Komunitas Salihara to join a book discussion on Tanda Bagi Tanya, Frischa Aswarini’s first collection of poetry. Frischa Aswarini’s works have been broadcasted by various international media and translated to other languages. To attend the book discussion, register on this link.

 Have a great week full of arts!

 

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