Ibsen’s A Doll’s House (Rumah Boneka) comes to Aceh

Last updated: 06.09.2013 // Norwegian dramatist Henrik Ibsen’s classical drama about women’s position in society was performed in front of an expectant (and sold out) audience in Banda Aceh 30th and 31st of August. The play, written by Ibsen in 1879, has been translated into Bahasa Indonesia, and adapted to the Indonesian context by Faiza Mardzoeki of Institut Ungu. Mardzoeki …

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Applying Kartinis message in present day -Indonesia

The Jakarta Globe By Abdul Qowi Bastian on 9:48 am April 21, 2013. “In my mind and heart,” a young woman read. She took a deep breath and went on, “… I do not wholly live in the Dutch East Indies; I feel like I live in an era with my white sisters in the far away West.” The young …

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Jakarta Theater Festival Enters Its 40th Year, but Is That Enough?

One of the longest-running festivals in the city is back for another year: The Jakarta Theater Festival, presenting 16 theater groups that have advanced to the final competition, through Dec. 13. Founded in 1973 by Indonesian theater pioneer Wahyu Sihombing , the festival was first organized by the Jakarta Arts Council (DKJ) as the Young Persons’ Theater Festival with the …

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Some things to mention from Sandra Fiona Long, a friend in Melbourne

This week by Sandra Fiona Long http://www.hadesfading.com/blog.html 11/11/2012 Some things to mention. 1 million stars project: Yesterday I helped out on a project which has been instigated by artist and weaver extraordinaire Maryanne Talia Pau – she aims, with a whole lot of others who may want to join in, to weave 1 million stars for peace. Her work is …

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at Ubud Writers and Readers Festival, October 2012

Faiza Mardzoeki Indonesia Faiza Mardzoeki is a playwright, theater producer, and activist. Currently she is doing research and writing process on her newest play project namely TheSilent Song of Kembang Genjer. The play will attempt to bring to life the experiences and thoughts of several women who were among the tens of thousands were arrested, imprisoned and then often tortured …

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