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Episode1
Friday, January 12 – Saturday, January 20, 2024

Episode2
Friday, January 10 – Sunday, January 19, 2025

Welcome Message

The Everlasting Journey

Welcome to Sua TERASIA!

TERASIA: Theatre for Traveling in the “Age of Isolation” is a collaborative project between Asian artists that launched in 2020 in the wake of the global Covid-19 pandemic. Can a transnational team co-create without crossing borders? Ever since the collective started their journey from this question, TERASIA has continued to evolve constantly with new encounters.

Looking back now, we could say that the unknown new virus that quickly spread throughout the globalized world united all nations, for once, with the cost of many deaths. In the face of the so-called “universal crisis of humankind,” bodies were isolated to prevent infection, and humans found innumerable resourceful ways to ensure the survival of both oneself and others.

Today, four years after the outbreak of the pandemic, the “Age of Isolation” seems to have passed, with border-crossing and face-to-face activities resumed almost as they were before. However, what we are witnessing right now in many parts of the world are unabated chaos and destruction, and the painful reality of deep-rooted divisions that still persist.

Sua TERASIA is a one-of-a-kind arts festival created in collaboration with people from all walks of life, bringing together diverse human beliefs and views on life and death — the themes of TERASIA’s everlasting journey. Holding fast to our belief in connections that cannot be seen, we as a collective continue to explore what humanity has in common at its core, no matter what kind of society we live in.

Here comes ten days of breathing in the same air as we perform, listen, discuss, and eat and drink together.
We look forward to meeting you all (=Sua)!

TERASIA

Program: The Three Pillars

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The Stage: Creating and Showcasing

We will perform, screen, and exhibit all TERASIA works, both old and new. In addition, the TERASIA artists, who have been involved in site-specific creative practices, will cross-fertilize each of our different creative methods and philosophies, and hold workshops to engage with local participants.

*Other programs will be announced soon.
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The Table: Reflecting and Discussing

TERASIA began at the onset of the pandemic and has constantly evolved since then. How has it affected post-pandemic theatre and art? How can we maintain this international collaborative network? How can we understand the intertwining relationships between art, religion, belief, and ritual in Asia, both in history and in the present day? We will explore these questions with speakers of various backgrounds in an interdisciplinary symposium.

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The Ritual: An Ending and A Beginning

We will perform a ritual that marks the end of “the age of isolation” and heralds a new beginning, gathering at Gunung Padang—a megalithic site which is a place of local worship with a history that still remains shrouded in mystery—on a day when the moon and the sun meet in the sky. As it has always been a project for the pandemic era, TERASIA will also come to the end of its life with this ritual.

*This program will be held in Sua TERASIA Episode 2, in January 2025.

Schedule

Jakarta
Date
Time
Program
Venues
1/12 (Fri.)
20:00-20:45
Performance
1/12 (Fri.)
20:45-21:30
Sua Talk 1: Welcome to TERASIA

*Streaming available

Talk
1/13 (Sat.)
20:00-21:30
TERA in Jakarta + Talkback

*Streaming available

Performance
1/14 (Sun.)
20:00-21:00
Ritual Night

*Streaming available

Performance
Bandung
Date
Time
Program
Venues
1/17 (Wed.)
19:30-20:15
TERA in Bandung

*Streaming available

Performance
1/17 (Wed.)
20:30-22:00
Round Table
1/19 (Fri.)
19:30-20:15
Performance
1/19 (Fri.)
20:30-22:00
TERA เถระ

*Streaming available

Performance
1/20 (Sat.)
16:00-18:00
TERA เถระ + Talkback

*Streaming available

Performance

Venues

Venues

Sua TERASIA Episode 1 will take place in four venues across Jakarta and Bandung.

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TERASIA is a collective of independent artists. In order to make this festival a reality, there is a multitude of expenses we need to cover, such as production, travel, and translation. We’d also like to make all Sua TERASIA programs accessible to everyone, free of charge.
For this reason, we are looking for people who are willing to support our project. We would deeply appreciate any donations, using PayPal or a credit card. Thank you for joining us on our endeavor to create a new ecosystem!

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