Concept : Ariel Orah, Rizki Resa Utama & Bilawa Respati
Aryati is a contemporary theater piece that juxtaposes the life of Aryati, a woman from the Tugu village, with the evolution of the keroncong music, faced against the backdrop of Indonesian history. The work presents the decolonization process of keroncong music starting in 1920 into 1990, from a colonial product into a claimed native cultural heritage. It is initiated by Ariel William Orah, Rizki Resa Utama, and Bilawa Ade Respati for a collaboration with an ensemble of semiprofessionals/amateur performers. more info
Concept : Ariel Orah & Bilawa Respati
Kiamat is a multisensory theatrical performance by the collective L_KW and Soydivision. The piece is inspired by an album from the Indonesian experimental music duo, Senyawa. Kiamat (Day of Judgement), one of the album compositions, becomes the central theme of this piece. We pose the question of how one copes with it: through the supernatural or the scientific? It derives an artistic approach drawing inspiration from the Indonesian Wayang Orang and the German expressionism films, which embodied the aforementioned contrasting approach. Through this performance, two cultures and world views meet a common threat.
Concept and Orga : Asarela Dewi, Gugi Gumilang, Monica Tedja, Ariel Orah
During this pandemic, the underrepresented Indonesian collective in Berlin has become increasingly concerned that culture is not receiving a high priority from society and government. Beginning with this concern, Soydivision is committed to no longer remaining silent and is therefore conceiving a
seven-day alternative festival in Berlin. Planned for May 2021 in District - Malzfabrik, the festival's concept is to bring performing arts and films together to voice this concern and address marginal issues.
With the main theme of "DARE" divided into different categories such as sexuality, gender equality, racism and also environment, the festival hopes to represent Indonesian minority groups in the West and give them a platform for their voice and power. From film screenings that gives a space for Indonesian filmmakers and their concerns, to performing arts that gives a space for Indonesian diasporas and their perspective, Soydivision aims to construct an alternative path with a new innovative direction for the new audience.
KAUM Indonesian Alternative Performance & Film Festival is a movement that invites and thereby challenges both its participants and audiences to leave their own comfort zone and instead learn together to share an empathy with the others.