Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics and Performing Arts in Indonesia

Friday, December 11, 2015 - 6:00pm
Free and open to the public
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    Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics and Performing Arts in Indonesia

Red Emptiness: Islam, Politics and Performing Arts in Indonesia

A performance and symposium with Black Umbrella Theater Group

You're invited to witness Black Umbrella Theater Group (Teater Payung Hitam) perform Red Emptiness, a rebellious exploration of the mystery and intricacy of bodies of terror. Black Umbrella hails from Bandung, Indonesia, where they have been creating cutting edge theater since 1982. The performance will be followed by a panel discussion between the director, Rachman Sabur, and scholars of Indonesian theater.

Panelists:

  • Professor Michael Bodden, Pacific and Asian Studies, University of Victoria
  • Professor Mark Jenkins, Drama, University of Washington
  • Professor Christina Sunardi, Ethnomusicology, University of Washington
  • Professor Laurie Sears, History, University of Washington

Black Umbrella Theater Group performs physical, non-verbal theater:

Sponsors:

  • Memory War Theater
  • Performance Studies Center, UW
  • Seattle Mayor’s Office of Arts and Cultural Affairs
  • School of Drama, UW
  • Southeast Asia Center, UW