Peni Candra Rini & Ade Suharto ONTOSOROH
25 11 '17 - 20:00
The Indonesian singer-songwriter Peni Candra Rini has three albums to her name. She has worked with famous artists such as Robert Wilson, Rahayu Supanggah and Iain Grandage and performed at numerous international music festivals. Peni Candra Rini is one of the rare contemporary singers to have mastered the sindhen, a Javanese vocal style for the female voice.
For the show ONTOSOROH, Peni has joined forces with the Australian dancer and choreographer Ade Suharto. Together, they are inspired by the life of Nyai Ontosoroh, a heroine who fought against colonial powers in This Earth of Mankind, the literary classic by Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The show combines Ade’s classical Javanese dance with traditional and contemporary compositions and Peni’s magnificent voice.
Peni Candra Rini Co-Director, Musical Director & Vocalist
Ade Suharto Co-Director, Choreographer & Dancer
Iswanto Gamelan Player
Boby Budi Santosa Dunek Guitar
Pitutur Tustho Gumawang Gamelan Player
Idud Sentana Art Luthier
Justine Shih Pearson Costume Designer
Susan Grey Gardner Lighting Designer
Neil Simpson Production Manager
Lee-Anne Donnolley & Ade Suharto Co-producers, Far & Away Productions
A Peni Candra Rini / Ade Suharto project
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration re-imagining of ‘This Earth of Mankind’ by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
Produced by Far and Away Productions.
This is an Asialink Project supported by Arts South Australia, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body and the Australia-Indonesia Institute.