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Local, foreign performers enliven World Theater Day celebration in Surakarta

Stefanus Ajie

The Jakarta Post

Surakarta, Central Java  /  Tue, April 23, 2019  /  05:35 pm
Local, foreign performers enliven World Theater Day celebration in Surakarta

A children's theater society, Sanggar Jagad Kahyangan from Wonosobo, delivers a musical performance during the three-day SALAHATEDU 2019 event, which took place in the Central Java Cultural Park (TBTJ), Surakarta, Central Java, from April 21 to 23. (TJP/Stefanus Ajie )

Indonesian and international theater performers gathered to celebrate World Theater Day at SALAHATEDU 2019, which took place in Surakarta's Central Java Cultural Park (TBTJ) from April 21 to 23.

During the event, 26 theater societies from several cities such as Surakarta, Surabaya, Jakarta and Yogyakarta performed their works alongside performers from Malaysia and Singapore.

Visitors were also able to attend acting and directing workshops, as well as a talk show and literature readings during the event.

Among the local participants were the Teater Gidag Gidig society from Surakarta, as well as the children’s theater societies Sanggar Jagad Kahyangan and Teater Ragil from Wonosobo and Surabaya respectively.

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Although World Theater Day falls on March 27, the event had to be postponed until April because it overlapped with the 2019 general election campaigns.

The head of TBTJ's cultural art development division, Suparman, said he hoped the three-day event inspired the public.

“We really hope that this three-day theater performance would be able to bring joy to the public and art enthusiasts alike,” he said in a statement on Tuesday. (dpk/kes)

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