Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics And Performing Arts In Indonesia

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Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington says
Join us for a dynamic performance by Teater Payung Hitam (Black Umbrella Theater Group), followed by a panel discussion between the director and scholars of Indonesian theater.

Payung Hitam performs physical, non-verbal theater. For a sense of their work, check out http://www.kelola.or.id/database/theatre/list/&dd_id=34&p=3 (click for English on the top right), https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwAt1XTVRzw, and https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VetW0uxatO4.

The symposium is FREE and open to the public.

BACKGROUND
The Southeast Asia Center has invited world-renowned Indonesian theater director Rachman Sabur of Teater Payung Hitam to UW for a ten-day residency which will culminate in a public symposium at the Penthouse Theater on December 11. He will be joined by three members of Payung Hitam (Fajar Okto, Nugraha Susanto and Muhamad Rusli).

PANELISTS
- Professor Michael Bodden, Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria
- Professor Christina Sunardi, Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
- Professor Laurie Sears, History, University of Washington

"Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics and Performing Arts in Indonesia" is sponsored by the UW Southeast Asia Center, the Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs, Memory War Theater, the UW School of Drama, and the UW Performance Studies Center.
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By: Southeast Asia Center at the University of Washington

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