Kalanari Theatre Movement (Indonesia)
Director: Ibed Surgana Yuga
November 03 - 04, 2016, 08:00 PM
Beginning with intramuscular coordination within the body itself, from the release of a breath to the vibration of the voice box, Yo-he-ho’s Site offers an insight into how language is produced by the human mouth, since the dawn of time. Kalanari utilizes and conveys the myths surrounding the history of human language through movement and voice, the oldest language in theater production.
Introducing a concept of site-specific theater, away from conventional theater stage, this production will utilize Komunitas Salihara’s indoor and outdoor spaces as its staging area; for Kalanari, space is also text. The narrative moves from the theory of evolution to various myths that try to explain the origins of human language.
Founded in Yogyakarta in 2012, Kalanari believes that theater is not just an artistic performance, but also a way to highlight human values in human civilizations. Previously, Kalanari staged: Panji Amabar Pasir (2013), Kapai-kapai (atawa Gayuh) (2013, 2015) and In Situ #1: Permata (2015).
“Ibed is so well-trained and skilful in choosing his spaces, and able to coax out events from such spaces”—Gunawan Maryanto, poet and actor with Teater Garasi