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Thinking and Talking about Arts and Culture in Southeast Asia

Weekly Picks: Indonesia (23 – 29 July 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Bromo, Solo and Jakarta from 23-29 July 2018

In Bali, Uma Seminyak is exhibiting Dolanan, an art show by 4 artists that highlights the world of imagination. Dolanan means play or specifically child’s play in a world full of innocence and imagination. In the same spirit, the artists involved in Dolanan aims to push the audience’s perspective through a world of imagination. As part of the exhibition, there will be a Fun Charcoal Monster Workshop on the 28th of July and a Mask Making & Coloring Workshop on the 29th of July. For more information, contact Uma Seminyak at their Instagram account here, or visit umaseminyak.com.

If you’re a music lover and happen to be in East Java this week, don’t miss Jazz Gunung Bromo 2018. This 3-day Jazz festival presents a full-line up of Indonesian Jazz from sunrise to evening in an outdoor amphitheatre with a backdrop of the magnificent Bromo Mountain. Jazz Gunung was created to be a space to showcase the best ethnic Jazz while igniting the love of nature and mountains. Jazz Gunung takes place on 27 – 29 July 2018 at Jiwa Jawa Resort. For more information on the festival and to purchase tickets, click here.

From East Java, we go to Central Java. The city of Solo has been working to be a city for children that also encourages good values for children. Part of this movement includes a suggestion against watching TV for a couple hours in the day. Komunitas Pemutaran Film Alternatif Kisi Kelir believes that film and television are not always bad and there are educational materials that can be delivered through these medias. Together with Bentara Budaya Solo, the Film Community presents Sorot Kelir Bentara, a screening of 4 short films with children protagonists and their adventures. To watch Sorot Kelir Bentara come to Balai Soedjatmoko Solo on Tuesday, 24 July 2018 at 7:30 PM. For more information, click here.

And in Jakarta this Sunday, come and catch ‘Horas Samosir!’ a theatrical dance performance that tells a story of a protagonist from the Batak Toba area and his story of success in nationally and internationally. This performance is choreographed by Martozet, a faculty of the dance faculty of the University of Medan that has previously performed in 26 countries. ‘Horas Samosir!’ also features two great Indonesian singers Iis Sugianto and Christine Panjaitan. Through the performance, Martozet aims to share the Batak culture with the audience. ‘Horas Samosir!’ will be performed on Sunday, 29 July 2018 at 3 PM at Galeri Indonesia Kaya. For more information, click here.

 

Open Call

Calling all choral conductors! The Goethe Institut Indonesia will give 13 choral conductors from Indonesia to join a master class with Nicolas Fink. During this master class, participants will learn how to conduct German choral repertoires. This program collaborates with Swara Satata Çakti Student Choir University of Malang and Brawijaya University Student Choir in Malang. In the program, participants will be working with the university choirs to rehearse and eventually present them in a concert. Application deadline is 30th July 2018. For more information on the open call and on how to apply, click here.

 

Note: All information is correct at the time of publication. Please confirm directly with the organisers/event websites. ArtsEquator is not responsible for any changes to the schedule of events. If you have an event you’d like us to highlight, please email events[at]artsequator.com.

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