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Tan Malaka: An opera of absence

  • Prodita Sabarini

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Sat, May 7 2011 | 08:00 am
Tan Malaka:  An opera of absence

PREMIUM Torch lit: The Paragita choir of the University of Indonesia sings at the Opera Tan Malaka at Graha Bhakti Budaya, Ismail Marzuki cultural center, Jakarta.Tan Malaka is a story of absence, mystery and, ultimately, about not knowing. The opera incorporates these themes into its very structure and communicates a subdued feeling of absence.

Throughout the work moments of silence — and the a...