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Jakarta Post

Teater Garasi wins Ibsen Scholarship

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, October 18 2019   /  12:40 am

Multitude of Peer Gynts, an inter-Asia theater project helmed by Yogyakarta-based Teater Garasi, has been awarded a prestigious Ibsen Scholarship. The project, which involves performing artists from Indonesia, Japan, Sri Lanka and Vietnam, is based on Henrik Ibsen’s 19th-century play Peer Gynt.First established in 2008 by the Norwegian government, the Ibsen Scholarships are awarded biennially to innovative projects in the performing arts with subjects concerning the works of Henrik Ibsen, one of the most distinguished playwrights in European tradition. Multitude of Peer Gynts was led by Teater Garasi troupe director Yudi Ahmad Tajudin and dramaturg Ugoran Prasad. The first part of the project, Peer Gynts di Larantuka, was staged in July at the Larantuka city park in East Nusa Tenggara.Teater Garasi infused local culture into the play and reimagined the titular character as a man w...