Apr 13, 2024 Last Updated 4:19 AM, Apr 12, 2024

Arts

Review: Identity and pleasure, on screen

Identity and Pleasure: The Politics of Indonesian Screen Culture invites us to embark on a visual journey of difficult episodes in Indonesian history

Essay: Masked but not hidden

A small museum in Java is preserving a storytelling tradition, and the thoughts and feelings behind it

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA (Part 2)

Reflections on contemporary Indonesia and Australia-Indonesia relations at the AsiaTOPA festival

Encountering Indonesia at AsiaTOPA 2017 (Part 1)

Indonesian performances at the AsiaTOPA festival opened up ‘creative conversations’ between Australians and Indonesians

Review: Four perspectives on Hanung Bramantyo’s Kartini

Reviewing the history behind and themes in Hanung Bramantyo's Kartini

Review: Hope and despair in Aceh

Contemporary Indonesian painter Mahdi Abdullah exhibits Acehnese culture in Melbourne 

Iswadi Pratama, an auteur of Indonesian theatre

Indonesia’s foremost theatre director, the internationally acclaimed Iswadi Pratama, staged an extraordinary eight productions in 2016

Review: Martial arts meet musical performance

The Fighting Art of Pencak Silat and Its Music reveals the multitude of martial arts practices and celebrations

Review: The future of dance is underwater

Natali Pearson reviews two powerful dance works by Eko Supriyanto currently touring internationally

Kartini: Kumpulan puisi

Kumpulan karya puisi memperingati jasa-jasa Kartini dalam perjuangan kaum wanita Indonesia.

Kartini: Anthology of poems

Five poems celebrating Kartini and her contribution to Indonesia's feminist movement.

Review: Queer Indonesians’ constant search for home and belonging 

Indonesian literature is increasingly open to LGBT stories but the struggle to be heard remains

Staging local identity in West Java

Performance groups negotiate between Islam and Sundanese tradition

Sacred Sita

Tradition and innovation in an OzAsia collaboration  

OzAsia and beyond

OzAsia festival illuminates the world of Indonesian performance and its social concerns 

Nova Ruth: stages of collaboration

A singer for all seasons at ease with many musical repertoires and traditions

Hip hop with attitude

Rappers express their music in a Javanese way in Yogyakarta

Review: Dancing the Feminine

A look into Indonesian migrant women, identity, and cultural performances. 

Review: Stormy with a Chance of Fried Rice

Review: Stormy with a Chance of Fried Rice

Reading for pleasure, 15 minutes a day

Indonesia’s struggle to create a culture of reading

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Indonesians call for climate action through music

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Self-education and lived experience of the impacts of climate change, are driving a grassroots environmental movement

Book review: Clive of Indonesia

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The Jokowi-Luhut alliance

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A business alliance forged in 2008 between Joko Widodo and Luhut Pandjaitan formed the basis for a major axis in his presidency

Making music together

Mar 19, 2024 - ARYA ADYUTA

At Earhouse Songwriting Club music is not only about the performer or performance, but also about the audience and the act of listening

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