GANDARI (Tony Prabowo)

Bringing the Frankfurt Book Fair to the close one of last season’s most exciting music theatre productions from Jakarta will be presented on the 16th and 17th October 2015 (7.30 pm) at Frankfurt LAB in collaboration with the IEMA-Ensemble 2015/16. Tony Prabowo, one of the most important protagonists of contemporary music in Indonesia has created a singular, multi-sensory total work of art together with international performers combining dance, song, music and recitations into the dance opera “Gandari”. This retelling of an episode from the Indian Mahabharata Epic is based on a poem of the same name by renown intellectual and poet Goenawan Mohamad: out of solidarity with her husband Dhritarashtra, who is blind from birth, Princess Gandari resolves to live her life blindfolded. Prabowo and the artists transport “Gandari” into the present to create a haunting parable about the relationship between social norms and individual sensibility.

An event by the National Organisation Committee of Honorary Guest Indonesia
at the Frankfurt Book Fair 2015 – Ministry for Education and Culture.
In cooperation with Künstlerhaus Mousonturm and the Frankfurt LAB.