Things to do
Pianist Wibi Soerjadi will tour several cities in Indonesia to surprise and charm his listeners with his beautiful piano playing. His official website says that while he is in the country, he will perform in Jakarta, Yogyakarta, Semarang and Surakarta in Central Java and Surabaya in East Java, from June 16 to July 7. His show at the Hadiningrat Palace in Surakarta will be the highlight of the tour. He is also due to perform at Erasmus Huis in Kuningan, South Jakarta, on June 20. A piano competition held at the Dutch cultural center will take place on July 5. For more information about the concerts, please visit erasmushuis.nlmission.org.
The adorable Audrey Hepburn inspired many people over the decades, even following her death around 20 years ago. Bentara Budaya Jakarta will be screening six of her 31 films on June 13 and 14. Hepburn was born as Audrey Kathleen Ruston on May 4, 1929 in Brussels, Belgium. Her father was a British banker and her mother was a Dutch Baroness. She lived with her mother in London and later in Arnhem in the Netherlands after her parents divorced. But when Adolf Hitler’s troops occupied the city, she became depressed and tried her luck in America. Her film Roman Holiday (1953) garnered her an Oscar for Best Actress. Other films that will be screened are, Sabrina (1953), Funny Face (1957), Breakfast at Tiffany’s (1961), Charade (1963) and My Fair Lady (1964). For more information about the schedule, please visit bentarabudaya.com.
French artist Camille Boitel will present a contemporary circus “L’Immediat” (Here and Now) during the Printemps Francais this year at the Jakarta Arts House (GKJ) on June 13 and 14. Expect to enjoy circus-cum-theater chaos. The performance is a visual commentary on the uncertainties and mayhem of modern times. Boitel is collaborating with students from the Indonesian College of Arts (STSI) in Bandung to stage the show. They have worked together in Bandung for six weeks. Admission for the performance will be priced at Rp 50,000 (US$5.3) and Rp 75,000. For more information, please visit gedungkesenianjakarta.co.id or institutfrancais-indonesia.com.
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