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Jakarta Post

Talk of the week: Salihara to present month-long international performing arts festival

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 13 2018   /  03:11 am

Courtesy of SaliharaThe Salihara cultural center is set to organize the 2018 edition of its biannual Salihara International Performing Arts Festival (SIPFest), presenting international dance, theater and music troupes from France, Canada, Australia, Taiwan, Malaysia, Belgium and Indonesia from Aug. 4 to Sept. 9.This year’s SIPFest is also a special one for Salihara, as it will also mark the cultural center’s 10th anniversary.Themed “Di Seni Senang” (happy go artsy), this year’s SIPFest offerings include the French saxophone quartet Quasar Quatuor de Saxophones as well as Indonesian actors Sita Nursanti and Reza Rahadian, who will spontaneously perform a script written by Iranian playwright Nassim Soleimanpour (the actors will only open an envelope containing the script for the first time once they are onstage).Local highlights include Indonesian choreographer Otniel Tasman, a m...