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Weekly Picks: Indonesia (22 – 27 October 2018)

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Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Jakarta and Bali from 22-27 October 2018 

Don Quixote is a work that continues to be talked about and interpreted since it was first written in 1615. Indonesian writer Goenawan Mohamad also wrote a poetry book based on Don Quixote. On Wednesday and Thursday, these poems will be read in a performance of the same title at Komunitas Salihara. In addition to the performers who will read the poems, Komunitas Salihara’s Don Quixote also feature 2 jazz musicians, a flute player and Goenawan Mohamad himself. The performance will be complemented by sand illustration and animation. Don Quixote will be peformed on 23-24 October 2018 at 8 PM at Komunitas Salihara in Jakarta. Ticket price is IDR 75,000. This performance is the opening performance to Salihara’s LIFES 2018 Festival. For more information, click here.

Also in Jakarta, come and join the series of events under Imajitari, an International Dance Film Festival from 22-25 October 2018. Catch the dance film screenings at Kineforum from the 22nd to the 24th of October 2018 at 5 PM and 7:30 PM. Join the Dance Film Seminar on the 25th October at 4 PM at Auditorium Pascasarjana Institut Kesenian Jakarta. The Seminar features German writer and dance critic Arnd Weseman, as well as Indonesian choreographer Jecko Siempo. At night on the 25th October, Imajitari will award the selected films of festival submissions at 7:30 PM at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta. For more information on the festival, visit Imajitari’s Instagram account here.

If you’re a theatre practitioner and would like to learn more about the art of storytelling on the stage, come to the workshop Ceritalah by Maria Tri Sulistyani of Papermoon Puppet Theatre. In this workshop, Maria will also go into the new dynamic between verbal and written communication, as well as modernity and tradition in this era of multimedia. The workshop will be held on Saturday, 27 October 2018 at 10 AM. Fee for the workshop is IDR 250,000. For more information on the workshop, click here.

In Bali, come to the opening of Anonymous Ancestors, a solo exhibition by Budi Agung Kuswara. In this exhibition, Agung created the works using photos of Bali from 1925 to 1930. Photos are taken with the perspective of how the photographers saw the people and culture of Bali at that point in time. The photos that are produced left imprints in the memory of Bali and affected how other people perceive the culture and life in Bali. The figures from these old photos become a type of ancestors to the people of Bali. Opening of Anonymous Ancestors starts at 6 PM on 25 October 2018 at Casa Luna, in Ubud, Bali. The exhibition runs until 25 November 2018. For more information on the exhibition, visit the Facebook event page here.

The Ubud Writers & Readers Festival returns this year from the 24-28 October 2018. Celebrating its 15th year, the festival returns with a great line up of local and international authors, artists, thinkers and performers. Some of the speakers this year include Aan Mansyur, Agustinus Wibowo, Balli Jaur Kaswal, Jean Couteau, Susi Pudjiastuti, Anuradha Roy, and many more. There are various art exhibitions, film screenings, and other fringe events in conjunction to the festival. To see the Festival’s entire programme, visit ubudwritersfestival.com.

 

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