Tan Malaka: An opera of absence
The Jakarta Post
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...