Top Picks of Indonesia art events in Medan, Jakarta, Yogyakarta and Jember from 26 March – 1 April 2018
Indonesia’s ocean contains some of the most beautiful coral reefs in the world. Unfortunately, only a small percentage of the population cares about the ocean and have the wisdom to preserve the reefs. One of Indonesia’s main newspapers, Harian Kompas, together with Bentara Budaya is holding a photo exhibition on the coral reefs, titled “Laut Kita, Ibu Kita” (“Our Ocean, Our Mother”) with the aim of raising awareness on preserving our oceans. Photos exhibited are taken from special trips held in 8 locations: Jailolo, Teluk Cendrawasih, Komodo, Selat Lembeh, Wakatobi, Selayar and Bali. Exhibition opening will be held this Monday, 26 March 2018 at 7:30 PM at Bentara Budaya Yogyakarta. Exhibition runs until 1 April 2018. For more information on the exhibition, click here.
Another way to enjoy the beauty of Indonesia is through its music. Goethe Institut’s next edition of Alur Bunyi on the 28th March 2018 presents Uwalmassa, a group that focuses on looking at the Indonesian identity in global context through the medium of music. In this performance, Uwalmassa combines field recordings and live instruments in non-conventional compositions. This Free performance starts at 8 PM on Wednesday night at Goethehaus, Jakarta. For more information on this performance, click here.
But this week is truly the week for dance lovers. 3 dance-related events are happening in Indonesia at 3 different cities. On Tuesday and Wednesday, in Jember, in East Java, there will be a choreographic workshop on artistic convention by Otniel Tasman. Otniel will guide participants on how to differentiate types of artistic research and how to get the right data during the research, as well as, how to convert the result of the research in areas that are lacking traditional movement vocabulary. This workshop will be held at Pendopo Fakultas Ilmu Budaya at Universitas Jember. For more information on this performance, click here.
Over in Medan, Siko Setyanto will be teaching an intensive contemporary dance workshop on Saturday and Sunday at Sekolah Musik Era Musika. If you’re a dance lover and thinking of becoming a professional dancer, in this workshop Siko will also share his insights on what it’s like and what it takes to be a professional contemporary artist. Fee for a single class is IDR 150K or 2 classes for 250K. For more information, go to InMotion Dance House’s instagram account here.
In Jakarta on Saturday, 31 March 2018, Maharani Dance presents King, a dance production on the tale of the Cendrawasih bird and the land of Papua. Choreographed by Maharani Ayuk, she explores the symbolism of the Cendrawasih bird and shares expressions of its existence in the world today. King is a free performance and it will be staged at Galeri Indonesia Kaya on Saturday, 31 March 2018 at 3 PM. To reserve your seat, go to www.indonesiakaya.com or click on this link.
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