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Norway Sponsors Local Play on Cultural Shift

Jakarta. The Norwegian Embassy in Indonesia is working with Institut Ungu, a cultural foundation focusing on women issues, on a play called “ Subversif ” to address the impact of shifting from a traditional to a modern society. “Subversif” is an adaptation of the 1882 play “An Enemy of the People” by renowned Norwegian playwright Henrik Ibsen, which revolves around …

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Up coming theater Project: Subversive! an adaptation from Henrik Ibsen’ Enemy of The People in Indonesian context

Given that Indonesia is a country that is experiencing a very complex democratic dynamics, including political issues of power, the role of women, the sustainability of ecosystems and the role of large companies, “Enemy of The People’s Henrik Ibsen becomes very relevant. However there is still a need for a more contextual approach to bring the play closer to the …

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1965 Recalled by the Survivors

The old woman, dressed in a white kebaya, stood up. Her forehead furrowed a little, as if she were trying to remember something. “That morning, I came early to the office,” she said very slowly. “Most of my colleagues had already arrived, discussing the latest news from the radio about the kidnapping and murder of the generals.” Instrumental music was …

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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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