Arts Centre Melbourne and Victorian College of the Arts present

The Seen and Unseen


Kamila Andini and Ida Ayu Wayan Arya Satyani
Indonesia / Australia

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A mesmerising convergence of contemporary Indonesian dance and physical story-telling, The Seen and Unseen is adapted by Indonesian artist Kamila Andini from her internationally acclaimed film of the same name.

Tantri and Tantra are twins born under the full moon. Inseparable in life, the line between reality and the dreamworld begins to blur as one life ebbs away and the other must begin anew.

Directed by the award-winning Andini, this dance and theatre production is a unique collaboration with Indonesian choreographer Ida Ayu Wayan Satyani and Australian theatremakers Adena Jacobs, Eugyeene Teh and Jenny Hector.

On the Australian stage for the first time, a cast of extraordinary child performers from Bali’s Komunitas Bumi Bajra bring a captivating honesty and playful energy to profound meditations on life, grief and hope.

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Free film screening
As part of Asia TOPA’s free program, join us for a screening of Kamila Andini’s award-winning film The Seen and Unseen, a hit of the 2018 Melbourne International Film Festival.
Mon 17 February, 6.00pm
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Songs performed in Balinese (translation provided)

Warning: Haze used for lighting design

This performance is located at the Martyn Myer Arena at Victorian College of the Arts (VCA). Entry is via the corner of Grant St and Dodds St. Heading south on St Kilda Rd from Arts Centre Melbourne, turn right down Grant St and entry to the venue is on the corner of Grant St and Dodds St.

Latecomers will not be admitted


  • Wheelchair access
  • Highly Visual
Images by: Ifa Isfansyah

Produced by Performing Lines in collaboration with Fourcolours Films, Komunitas Bumi Bajra, Fraught Outfit, Komunitas Salihara.

The Seen and Unseen is co-commissioned by Asia TOPA, Arts Centre Melbourne and Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay with support from Komunitas Salihara. This project is supported by the Sidney Myer Fund, the Playking Foundation, ACMI, VCA and by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body, and the Department of Communication and the Arts with advice from the Australia Singapore Group.
Supported By
  • Esplanade Theatres on the Bay Singapore
  • Australian Government | Australia Council for the Arts
  • Create New South Wales
  • Australian Government
  • Australian Government | Department of Infrastructure, Transport, Regional Development and Communications | Office for the Arts
  • Fourcolours Films
  • Fraught Outfit
  • Performing Lines
  • Playking Foundation
  • ACMI

Cast & Credits


Kamila Andini
Ida Ayu Wayan Arya Satyani (Indonesia)
Komunitas Bumi Bajra
Yasuhiro Morinaga (Japan)
Eugyeene Teh (Australia)
Lighting Designer
Jenny Hector (Australia)
Costume Designer
Hagai Pakan (Indonesia)
Adena Jacobs (Australia)
Based on the film The Seen and Unseen by Kamila Andini