The first week of October, Asia Society will host two exciting contemporary Indonesian performing arts groups. Use the code Indonesia12 for a discount when you purchase tickets to both!
Monday, October 1, 2012, 8:00 pm
Papermoon Puppet Theatre: Mwathirika
The young and innovative puppeteers of Papermoon Puppet Theatre reinvent puppetry to speak to contemporary issues in this new mixed-media production exploring themes of identity, society and Indonesia's recent past. Mwathirika is a non-verbal, puppet-theater experience which tells the history of the lost, and a lost history. The play is set in 1965, the infamous "Year of Living Dangerously," when thousands of Indonesians were jailed and murdered.
Saturday, October 6, 2012, 8:00 pm
Nan Jombang: Rantau Berbisik (Whisperings of Exile)
Nan Jombang is one of the most exciting dance companies coming out of Indonesia today. The choreography is both dynamic and elegant. Combining the Minangkabau (West Sumatra) traditions of martial arts, dance and percussion, they create a work that is both reflective of spiritual practice and contemporary expression.
Both programs are presented as part of Asia Society's ongoing initiative Creative Voices of Muslim Asia, made possible by support from the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. For more information, please visit asiasociety.org/creativevoices
This presentation of Nan Jombang and Papermoon Puppet Theatre is part of Center Stage, an initiative of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, administered by the New England Foundation for the Arts, in cooperation with the U.S. Regional Arts Organizations, with additional support from the Robert Sterling Clark Foundation, the Asian Cultural Council, and the Doris Duke Foundation for Islamic Art. General Management for Center Stage is provided by Lisa Booth Management, Inc.