Saturday, 26 March 2011
ah.. it's so nice when you work while travelling, I've been hired for a local brand to photograph their store and their newest collection in Bali, here's some shots of last week's photoshoot:
Bob Marley - Sun Is Shining
Thursday, 10 March 2011
I'd better go to bed again right after i finished this cup of banana milk if the light is gone.
I want to look through the window, enjoying therays, peek-a-boo-ing with the yellow sun, I might find a way to make myself a magik light ... 'Lumos'
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Teater Koma continues its latest play, Sie Jin Kwie Defamed or Sie Jin Kwie Kena Fitnah. The drama is to showTeater Koma’s 122nd show, and it was adapted from the classic work of ‘Tiokengjian and Lokoanchung’, directed by the founder of the theater, N. Riantiarno. Acts were played by a number of talented actors of Teater Koma, set in the atmosphere of the mid-seventh century in China. Sie Jin is Kwie, the king who had been sexually harassed slandered. The peak occurred when the fate of domestic drama Tang tip of the horn because the Emperor would punish die Sie Jin Kwie and on the other hand challenge this country from foreign wars.
Since it was founded on 1977, Teater Koma held so many show. Rumah Kertas (1977), Maaf.Maaf.Maaf (1978), Opera Kecoa (1982), Sampek Engtay (1988), and Semar Gugat (1995). In addition to stage works of N.Riantiarno, this non-profit arts groups once held a world-class works of playwrights like Romeo Juliet by William Shakesepeare which was adapted into Roman Yulia and Republik Togog which is it’s the adaptation of Moliere’s work manuscript entitled Tartuffe.
This act displays the assimilation between Chinese opera (opera Cina) boneka potehi, golek menak, wayang wong dan wayang tavip. Later, the wayang Tavip will share the scene with the wayang wong, equipped with costume designs and combined with dance and music, but too bad that the have inconsistency of audio system, somehow the vocal didn’t come out in the same level.
Not only presenting a typical Chinese opera, Teater Koma brings wayang Taviv to the show. This unusual wayang Tavivuses a parachute made from a white screen combined with coloured lighting system. Through the puppet show is storySie Jin Taviv Kwie begins. For half an hour, Teater Koma senior actor who becomes the mastermind Budi Ros tells how business Sie Jin Kwie found his family after the war. Some political humor with allusions was inserted to the drama based on the events that happened in this country. Such as, Gayus Tambunan’s case and the plan to construct a spa in the Legislative Council building, some scene of Andi Mallarangeng, and somekind of parody like SBY’s slogan‘Bersama Kita Bisa’ and his song. It’s really obvious that the play is actually somewhat satirical to our own nation, the show is part of our collective anxiety over the current condition of Indonesia. However, its founder rejected if the show was intended to satirize. “Everything happened just like that”.
Sunday, 6 March 2011
Slightly deviated from the schedule, the show started few minutes past eight o’clock. When the seats were almost full, the lights turned off, and only a sharp spotlight leads to the front of the stage.
A simple lighting yet produces a sense of dramatic decorated show. Inspired by a literary fairy tale, that is beloved around the world as a tale about personal transformation ‘The Ugly Duckling‘ by Danish poet and author Hans Christian Andersen (18051875). The show were performed by a French group named ‘Compagnie à’. I might say this is a peculiar blend that gives a little surreal feeling, using the attraction of clowns and object theater, combining elements of humor with violence, tragedy with comedy, giving an idiosyncratic and poetic perspective on social and political context.
Contemporary fairy tale ‘Mauvaise graine‘ or ‘The Bad Seeds’ tells the story of exclusion, difference, exile and hope. I was stung by the touchy feelings of ‘ugly duckling’ figures that were born by Dorothée Saysombat and the melody of accordion that sound like a lullaby by Scott Taylor. With a cruel and moving social message, revolving around four seasons (and it was amusing because they were trying to present the season name in Indonesian – of course with their outlandish accent 0-Musim Panas, Musim Semi, Musim Gugur, Musim Dingin).
‘Mauvaise graine’ talks about how others (society, neighbours, family) view the ‘different’ person, the person who doesn’t conform to what is seen as ‘normal’. It develops a theme very relevant to today’s world. Who are the ‘ugly ducklings’ today? Who decides whether a person is ‘different’, ‘ugly’ or ‘beautiful’? imagine if we are a hairy, stinking and awkward web-footed animal? How we will make it?
‘Compagnie à’ was found by Dorothée Saysombat and Nicolas Alline in December 2003 in Angers, located inthe Maine-et-Loire department in western France. Out of a desire to explore various forms of expression, through the interaction between the artist and the object being manipulated, the interaction with the audience, sound and space. This explains their preference focusing on the theater of objects, clowns, animated forms and small movements, to create an intimate and precious relationship with the spectators through specially designed for a smaller audience.
The enchantment of the splendiferous theatre was held on Sunday, March 6th on 4pm and 8pm, at Teater Kecil, Taman Ismail Marzuki. And it was brought by Central Culturel Francais Jakarta.
The artistic Team of ‘Mauvaise graine’
- Dorothée Saysombat – Actor comedy, co-director
- Scott Taylor – Playground Music
- Nicolas Alline – Actor comedy, co-director
- Isabelle Fuchs – Sound Playground
- Jacques Templeraud
- Yumi Fujitani
- Geraldine Bonneton
- Mathilde Gallay-Keller
- Bernard Rodrigue