May 2008 – Den Haag

Surrealistic play about forbidden dance and music form from West Java. This 40 minute dynamic, colourful and poetic multimedia physical theatre deals with the Indonesian underground phenomenon of Jaipongan, a dance and music form currently listed in Indonesia to become illegal because of its alleged obscene/erotic image. Conceived in the 60’s as the Indonesian answer to Western Rock and Roll which was at the time forbidden by presidential decree. Jaipongan intended to break the traditional South East Asian code in the performing arts which was build upon the two dimensional shadowplay.