TERASIA Online Week 2022

Research Trip in Indonesia

From September 5 (Mon.) to September 12 (Sun.) in 2022, TERASIA’s representative members from each country gathered in Indonesia. The seven of us visited places in Jakarta and Gunung Padang, a megalithic site in Cianjur.

On this page, you’ll find some basic information about our research trip to Indonesia, along with a travel log written by our member and a piece of special content that we created together during our stay.

Main Locations

Teater Kubur

A theatre group led by the TERASIA member, Dindon W.S. They will celebrate their 40th anniversary in 2023. “Kubur” means graveyard, and true to their name, they are based in a studio that stands next to a graveyard. They have already begun developing the performance which will become TERA Indonesia. During our visit, we had the opportunity to watch the performance and have a discussion about their work.

Taman Ismail Marzuki (TIM)

A cultural center located in the Cikini district in Jakarta, the Taman Ismail Marzuki comprises a wide range of facilities, including performing arts theatres, art galleries, an independent cinema, libraries, conference rooms, and accommodation for visitors. On three days during TERASIA’s research trip, we held meetings, workshops, recording sessions of music, and other activities in a conference room at TIM.

Venue Cooperation: Jakarta Arts Council

Gunung Padang

Gunung Padang is a megalithic site in Cianjur, located about 120 km away from Jakarta. Considered to be the oldest prehistoric remains in Indonesia, the site is built from earth and stone on the peak of an extinct volcano. It is said to have functioned as a place of worship and meditation for the people from around 2,000 B.C. TERASIA is planning a performance by its members on this site in 2023, on a day when the moon and the sun meet in the sky.

Huma Ark

A central base for Jakarta’s performing arts, Huma Ark is a residential house remodeled to include a small black box theatre and a performing stage built in the traditional style of Joglo architecture. They hold regular training sessions for young actors and dancers. Huma Ark will be the venue for Sua TERASIA in 2023, and we are also thinking about holding consecutive performances of TERA and TERA เถระ.

Participating Members

Dindon W.S., performers of Teater Kubur, Lawe Samagaha, Yustiansyah Lesmana, Sugiyanti Ariani

Maho Watanabe, Yukari Sakata, Kyojun Tanaka, Ryohei Tomita (Photographer)

Narumol (Kop) Thammapruksa, Great Lekakul

Zun Ei Phyu

Special Content

360-degree VR Video: “Born in Bamboo”

In this group performance with members of multiple languages and nationalities, we filmed a performance that celebrates the birth of life in a bamboo forest as a 360-degree VR video, based on the rhythm of the soundtrack for the “Jigoku-za” (“Hell’s Players”) scene in TERA in Kyoto.

Director: Yukari Sakata
An Aged Bamboo-Cutter Man: Dindon W.S.
An Aged Bamboo-Cutter Woman: Narumol (Kop) Thammapruksa
Performers: Fauzi, Ovi, Jawir, Rayhan, Ridho, Sahri, Alfi, Sahsi, Kharis, Abdii, Baban Sopandi, Sari Mutia Kasih, Rizki Guciano, Nur Widia Loka, Alif Akbar Al-fata, Ike Dirga Santosa, Diah Lestari, Aime, Ale, Yustiansyah Lesmana, Sugiyanti Ariani, Zun Ei Phyu, Maho Watanabe
Videography: Ryohei Tomita
Music: Kyojun Tanaka
Special support: Hutan Kota Sangga Buana

Streaming Schedule

From November 10, 2022 (Thu.), 12:00 p.m. [Japan Time], the recording will be available online indefinitely.

How to Watch

If you own a VR headset, we recommend that you use it to enjoy the performance.
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