Monthly Archives: July 2012

Bandung – a vlog from the trip

Summer 2012 joint artistic director of Imploding Fictions and OIT, Øystein U. Brager, went to Indonesia on a cultural exchange and research trip. Here is a vlog from the journey. If you want to read the blog posts from the … Continue reading

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Bandung – a thank you note

Visiting Indonesia has been an incredible experience. I have got to know a country full of helpful, friendly, hospitable and generous people. I have peeked into a theatre culture rich on tradition, talent and idealism. To all the people I … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 15

The last day My trip to Indonesia has been amazing, rich, educational and inspiring. My two weeks in Bandung have been both busy and relaxing, succesful and promising. But the trip to Solo that I embarked on these last two … Continue reading

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Solo / Bandung – day 13 and 14

7th & 8th July In Solo I attended the Fesmon Kenthoed – Roedjito festival dedicated to monologue performances, or mono drama as they call it here. At the festival I saw Teater Pictorial’s performance of Heiner Müller’s Hamletmachine, directed and … Continue reading

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Bandung / Solo – day 12

7th July 2012 Too close to death – part 1 In the performance I saw yesterday an actor nearly died. I was at STSI watching the performance of the absurdist piece I watched rehearsals for earlier on my trip. At … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 11 part 2

6th July 2012 A note on Indonesian acting Calling Indonesian acting ‘over-acting’ based on seeing one performance and running a workshop with a few students is obviously unfair. After seeing the rehearsal of Sangkuriang and several video clips of past … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 11 part 1

6th July 2012 Last night I attended rehearsals for an exam piece by the master degree student Giri Mustika. The rehearsal took place in the oldest theatre building in Bandung, Rumantang Siang, which is only about 60 years old. The … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 9 & 10

4th & 5th July 2012 Yesterday I went to Saung Anklung Udjo, a centre for the preservation of the Anklung tradition. Angklung is a musical instrument made from bamboo, producing a nice, soft sound when shaken. Angklung players have a … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 8

Indonesian style living has caught up with me, so I am now spending my days in a very relaxed fashion. Today I went to another bookshop, visited a library and copied some plays. After that I met actor and director … Continue reading

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Bandung – day 6 & 7

1st & 2nd July 2012 I feel like I have misrepresented the Indonesian kitchen. It is true that my western stomach has responded negatively to some of the bacteria here, but on the whole my impression of Indonesian cooking is … Continue reading

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