The largest-ever Indonesian happening in the capital presents the best of the country’s vibrant cultural diversity during the May Bank Holiday Weekend. Situated in the green spot with a stunning view of the iconic bridge, the two-day events are packed with free quality programmes showcasing a parade of electrifying colours from award-winning designers, the top ten hidden gems for a Summer escape, culinary finesse and world-class music. Come for a flavour of a vast country in South East Asia rich in biodiversity and over three-hundred ethnic groups. Explore the must-see destinations in the biggest country archipelago in the world for adventure and for families. Meet the Raid star Cecep Arif Rahman and watch his mind-blowing Silat Martial Arts shows. Take part in Batik and Gamelan workshops. Treat yourself in food tasting, live cooking demonstrations from our celebrity chefs and Balinese fruit carving. Immerse in eclectic ethno music and rock from acclaimed musicians.
Indonesia Culinary Festival Houston 2015
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Barong: The Tale of Kunti Sraya
To Balinese Hindus, the Barong is the protector of their island. He is also the material form of the god Siwa who regularly transforms himself into a Barong when coming face to face with his consort in her powerful guise as the witch queen Rangda. The tense and delicate balance between the Barong’s positive energies and Rangda’s dark powers forms the quintessential centerpiece upon which the Hindu Balinese world pivots. One of the most popular Barong plays narrates an episode from the Mahabarata epic called the Tale of Kunti Sraya. Although Indian in origin, the play is distinctly Balinese in flavor and incorporates all major forms of Balinese theatrical performance including refined female dances (pelegongan), barong (bebarongan), masking (patopengan), opera (pearjaan), drama (pengambuhan) and complex musical patterns. The cast of Barong: The Tale of Kunti Sraya comprise both professional Balinese dancers as well as NUS students. Students enrolled in the class SE2224: Unmasked! An Introduction to Traditional Dance in Southeast Asia, spent a week in Bali in September learning the various roles needed to produce a Barong performance that would meet Balinese nods of approval. They are joined on stage by members of the NUS community including students from SE1101E: […]
Nuansa’15 : Flowers of Asmat
Nuansa adalah sebuah pertunjukan seni dan budaya tahunan yang diproduksi oleh Nuansa Cultural Productions yang terdiri dari para mahasiswa Indonesia di National University of Singapore (NUS). Untuk Nuansa tahun ini akan menampilkan drama musikal yang diadaptasi dari karya Ani Sekarningsih “Namaku Teweraut”. Drama musikal ini mengeksplorasi perubahan yang tidak dapat dihindari terhadap tradisi eksotis suku Asmat yang ditampilkan dengan lagu-lagu dan tarian-tarian original.
Indonesian Film Screening: Restropective Nia Dinata’s Film
Programs 30 September 2015 Zaal 1 – Invitation only 17.45 – Kebaya Pengantin 19.00 – Cerita Cibinong 1 October 2015 Zaal 5 – Register for free 17.00 – Berbagi Suami 19.15 – Ca bau Kan 2 October 2015 Zaal 5 – Register for free 15.00 – Arisan 17.30 – Arisan II About Nia Dinata Before the political reform of 1998, producing films in Indonesia was almost impossible unless the filmmakers belonged to an elite group of pro-regime film organization that served the ministry of information. The ministry had to read every screenplay and gave the approval before every film got made. In the beginning of the reform era, however, the new elected president dismantled the Ministry of Information and this marked the birth of Indonesian new wave of filmmakers. Nia Dinata was one of them. With Ca Bau Kan (2001), she bravely tackles interracial marriage issue between an Indonesian and an Indonesian Chinese minority using Dutch Indies colonial period as the setting. The film was considered brave because all literature, films and art that have Chinese-Indonesian aspects were banned before the reform by the dictatorship regime. Cabaukan was the first film that openly talks about the issue. Nia won an […]