Joko Avianto’s “The Theater of Ships” is the main giant visual treat in George Town Festival (GTF) 2013. Situated between the iconic town hall and city hall, a municipal office gets a new radical exterior look with a facade consisting of around 3,000 bamboos. We are delighted to get the opportunity to enjoy this intricate design on the first day of GTF. The month-long festival stages a plethora of art works and cultural exhibitions across the city.

Joko Avianto’s “The Theater of Ships” is the main giant visual treat in George Town Festival (GTF) 2013. Situated between the iconic town hall and city hall, a municipal office gets a new radical exterior look with a facade consisting of around 3,000 bamboos. We are delighted to get the opportunity to enjoy this intricate design on the first day of GTF. The month-long festival stages a plethora of art works and cultural exhibitions across the city.

However bitter life sometimes turns into, mime artists happiness is not measured in how much they earn, but in how much they have achieved through choreography.

However bitter life sometimes turns into, mime artists happiness is not measured in how much they earn, but in how much they have achieved through choreography.

Gus Dur: Tuhan Tidak Perlu Dibela. Purjito. 2016.

Sipfest 2016 to find a relevance in the host country

Three months after From Benteng With Love at Taman Anggrek Mal, Jakarta, the Operet Babah Encim staged another love-theme work Legenda Cinta Pulau Kemaro at Galeri Indonesia Kaya, which is based on a folktale from South Sumatra about interracial tragic romance between king of Palembang’s daughter Siti Fatimah and a Chinese merchant Tan Bun An, a fortune and love seeker.

Operet Babah Encim staged a love-theme work Legenda Cinta Pulau Kemaro, based on a folktale from South Sumatra about interracial tragic romance between king of Palembang’s daughter Siti Fatimah and a Chinese merchant Tan Bun An, a fortune and love seeker.

In 1996 Stefano Bollani chose to drop all he has worked for in pop since he first took a professional path at his teenage years, and in his solo concert at Usmar Ismail Hall, Jakarta, 28 April, the Italian pianist showed his aptitude, more of nurtured than inherent, after over 15 years of dedication in jazz.

In 1996 Stefano Bollani chose to drop all he has worked for in pop since he first took a professional path at his teenage years, and after over 15 years, the Italian pianist showed his aptitude, more of nurtured than inherent.

Liem Keng Sien (1954 – 2014) called his home cum studio the university of rest and relax, a creative place that goes unsupported by government, and unrecognized by public. Less serious in nature, perhaps it is this aphorism “Art is long, life is short” where Keng Sien took an inspiration to create his final art series, interestingly, in the shape of many laughing expressions based on earth material, a notable shift of base materials from ceramics he was so well-known of.

Liem Keng Sien (1954 – 2014) called his home cum studio the university of rest and relax, a creative place that goes unsupported by government, and unrecognized by public. Less serious in nature, perhaps it is this aphorism “Art is long, life is short” where Keng Sien took an inspiration to create his final art series, interestingly, in the shape of many laughing expressions based on earth material, a notable shift of base materials from ceramics he was so well-known of.

Jose Rizal Manua, whose theatre group won the the 2006 World’s Festival of Children’s Theater in Lingen, Germany, is a seasoned actor that always finds a relevance in his project to respond to people’s likeliness in performing arts, or lack thereof.

What troubles Jose Rizal Manua's mind of late other than keeping that brain brushed up to memorize a hell of a line in theater when he is no longer physically young, despite his conviction that he still is, at least in soul?

Dutch saxophonist Benjamin Herman performed in Jakarta for the first time on 5 March 2015, in Erasmus Huis.

Dutch saxophonist Benjamin Herman performed in Jakarta for the first time on 5 March in Erasmus Huis.

There has not been any feverish polemic on art in Indonesia like what happened in the past. The memory of the 1974 Desember Hitam (Black December) manifesto following the disillusioned young artists in the defeat and humiliation in the art competition of that year held by Jakarta Art Council reemerges at the same place 40 years later, in Taman Ismail Marzuki.

There has not been any feverish polemic on art in Indonesia like what happened in the past. The memory of the 1974 Desember Hitam (Black December) manifesto following the disillusioned young artists in the defeat and humiliation in the art competition of that year held by Jakarta Art Council reemerges at the same place 40 years later, in Taman Ismail Marzuki.

Teater Koma, one of the country’s most renowned and productive theatre group, staged a play set in the land of Papua. It tells about a restive land where a vicious dragon brought chaos and plight onto the helpless natives.

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