Arts Centre Melbourne presents

The Planet – A Lament

Garin Nugroho
World Premiere
Music / Film & Screen  ·  Indonesia / Australia

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Performance dates & times
Friday 21 Feb
7:30 PM
Saturday 22 Feb
7:30 PM

Running Time 75 mins

Price range
Buy tickets to 3 or more eligible Asia TOPA shows in the same transaction and receive 15% off all Adult Tickets.

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Standard
$39 - $60
Concession
$45 - $55

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Experience the world premiere from visionary director Garin Nugroho.

Indonesian playwright, theatre and film director Garin Nugroho’s The Planet — A Lament is an extraordinary new work featuring wild dance and striking film, set to an evocative song cycle from a 14-voice choir.

In collaboration with Australian theatre luminaries Michael Kantor (Artistic Director 2005-10, Malthouse Theatre) and Helpmann Award winning designer Anna Tregloan, Planet tells the story of the world being created anew in the Indonesian archipelago following a devastating environmental disaster.

The composition, rooted in elements of traditional Melanesian music, is based on research by the Papuan composer and soloist Septina Rosalina Layan. Nugroho collaborates with composers, visual artists and choreographers from Indonesian and Australia to concoct a new myth that speaks to our complex times.

"There has been so much change we have not had a chance to rethink … A loss brings not only sadness but also a new beginning." Garin Nugroho. Read the full article here.

Notes

3+ Show Discount
Buy tickets to 3 or more eligible Asia TOPA shows in the same transaction and receive 15% off all Adult Tickets.
See a full listing of eligible shows.

Accessibility

  • Wheelchair access
  • Companion Card
  • Assistive hearing
Performance images by Graham Crouch

The Planet – A Lament has been co-commissioned by Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Teater der Welt. This activity received grant funding from the Australia-Indonesia Institute (AII) of the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade and is supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, Playking Foundation and Garin Workshop.
Supported By
  • Australia Indonesia Institute
  • Playking Foundation
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