The Planet

The Planet
22 Jun '21
Garin Nugroho
From €20

A healing lament in the wake of a natural disaster.

Duration 1 uur 15 minuten geen pauze
Language language no problem
World premiere 21 februari 2020 Melbourne
With livestream

A man is the sole survivor of a destructive tsunami. He carries an egg that he’s trying to find a way to hatch. With his new piece The Planet – A Lament, the Indonesian director Garin Nugroho (previously at the festival with Setan Jawa, 2017) tells an affecting story about creation, based on a Papuan myth, against the background of a natural disaster. For this project, which features a 15-voice choir, dancers and film, Nugroho has teamed up with a cast from Indonesian Papua and Nusa Tenggara Timur, and an artistic team from across the Indonesian archipelago and Australia. The Planet – A Lament is a healing ritual that mourns a lost world while also offering hope for those left behind.


Like ITA, the Holland Festival adheres to the current corona measures, as drawn up by the RIVM and the Dutch government. As long as the coronavirus is not yet under control, testing can help to step by step make more possible. The national government wants to use testing for access in order to facilitate social activities in a safe way.

In concrete terms, this means that in order to gain access to the performances taking place at ITA during the Holland Festival, in addition to your admission ticket you must also be able to present a negative test result in the form of a QR code in the CoronaCheck app.

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music, direction Garin Nugroho
music, solo vocals Septina Rosalina Layan
dramaturgy Michael Kantor
set, costume Anna Tregloan
light Iskandar K. Loedin
-|-choir Mazmur Chorale, Kupang, East Nusa Tenggara
dance, creation Serraimere Boogie, Rianto, Heinbertho J. B. D. Koirewoa (Douglas), Pricillia EM Rumbiak (Elis), Paul Amandus Dwaa (Becham)
choreography dance Joy Alpuerto Ritter
assistant director Otniel Tasman
music Taufik Adam, Nursalim Yadi Anugerah


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