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  • The Jakarta Post

    The Jakarta Post

  /   Sun, June 9, 2013   /  10:32 am


Monita Tahalea, one of Indonesia'€™s promising jazz singers, will perform on June 13 at Goethe Haus in Jakarta at 7:30 p.m.

Monita'€™s unique timbre stole the limelight following her participation in 2005'€™s Indonesian Idol. In the singing competition franchise, Monita finished in the top four, opening the door for her to collaborate with the country'€™s prominent composers, Yovie Widianto and Indra Lesmana.

At the upcoming gig, Monita will perform songs from her first solo music album, Dream, Hope & Faith ( 2010 ), and some interpretations from world'€™s jazz standards.

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Jakarta-based Teater Mandiri will showcase Bila Malam Bertambah Malam (When the Night Gets Late) at Salihara arts center on June 21 and 22.

Bila Malam Bertambah Malam is written, directed and played by prominent artist Putu Wijaya, helped by veteran actress Niniek L. Karim. The play speaks of a happy teenage romance and of an old clandestine love, set against the background of caste-conscious society in Bali.

It is a contemplation of how tragedy and comedy happen every day to preserve what society believes as '€œharmony'€.


Dancer-choreographer Davit Fitrik is collaborating with Benny Krisnawardi and musician Syahrial Tando for a contemporary dance entitled In Between.

The show is scheduled for June 23 at Gedung Kesenian Jakarta at 8 p.m.

In Between is a study on stillness and transition. It is about empty moments, during which apparently nothing happens, but without these moments, no change can occur.

The project is based on pencak silat harimau (tiger-inspired martial art) from the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra.

There will be a large-scale video projection throughout the show, dividing the stage into three parts and approaching the dance concept from three different angles.

Please call 021-3441892 for more information.