Weekly Picks: Indonesia (24 – 30 September 2018)

Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Bali, Malang, Yogyakarta and Jakarta from 24-30 September 2018

 If you’re a creator or interested in the arts and happen to be in Bali this Friday, come to Bincang Kreatif Seni Pertunjukan (Performing Arts Creative Discussion) with filmmaker Garin Nugroho, art and event director Rama Soeprapto, and Founder and Artistic Director of Mila Art Dance, Mila Rosinta. This creative discussion will talk about how to manage creativity and productivity in creating works. The discussion will take place at ISI Denpasar on the 28th of September from 6-9:30 pm. This program is a collaboration of Garin Nugroho and Galeri Indonesia Kaya and it is one of the series of events under Ruang Kreatif: Seni Pertunjukan Indonesia (Creative Room: Indonesia Performing Arts). For more info on Ruang Kreatif, click here.

Also in Bali, Sinema Bentara is back this Saturday and Sunday with a weekend of films that share the richness of cultures, believes, and local values amidst the political and socioeconomic conflicts of a place. On Saturday, the East Cinema, together with WaterTreeFilm and Bentara Budaya Bali, presents works from East Indonesia and other short films from Iraq, Syria, and Afghanistan. On Sunday, Sinema Bentara will screen short films inspired by local folk tales and other stories from the island of Bali. There will also be discussions, craft market, and music performances as part of the weekend event. Click here for the schedule of event or here for more information about the screening.

Music lovers in Malang, don’t miss two choral performances of various German repertoire. This series of concert is a culmination of a week-long Conducting Masterclass under the mentorship of German conductor Nicolas Fink. These 14 Indonesian conductors in the Masterclass are working with the choir of Swara Satata Çakti from Universitas Negeri Malang, as well as the choir of Brawijaya University. The concert will present a series of German repertoire such as Schütz, Reger, Mahler, Mauersberger, and Elgar. These concerts are free and will take place on the 29th of September from 3-5 PM and 7-9 PM at Sasana Budaya Universitas Negeri Malang. For more information, email ewwahyu@gmail.com or click here.

The Suzuki Company of Toga (SCOT) and Bumi Purnati Indonesia presents Dionysus, a performance based on Euripides’ Greek tragedy, The Bacchae. This is the second time Dionysus will be performed after its world premiere a few weeks ago at the SCOT Summer Festival. The performance is directed by Suzuki Tadashi himself and will be performed at the open theatre of the Prambanan Temple in Yogyakarta on Saturday and Sunday (29 – 30 September 2018) at 8 PM. Ticket starts at IDR 200,000 and goes up to IDR 1,000,000. To purchase your ticket, contact Wiwit at +62-818-0203-08021 or Henry/Tirta at +62-21-7179-3706. For more information, click here.

In Jakarta, the Institut Francais Indonesia (IFI) presents Reset/ Relève: Histoire d’une création, a documentary of Benjamin Millepied’s first ballet as the Artistic Director of the Paris Opera Ballet. Filmmaker Thierry Demaizière and Alban Teurlai spent 3 months following the choreography process and rehearsals leading to the premiere of the ballet. Benjamin Millepied is best known for his choreography for the film Black Swan and was an untraditional choice for the Paris Opera Ballet. The film will be screened at the Thamrin location of IFI. For more information on the screening, 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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