La Mama Theatre presents

Hades Fading (Hades Memudar)


Mainteater in association with Kath Papas Productions
Indonesia / Australia

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Hades Fading (Hades Memudar) is a vocal and visual performance that envisions the Ancient Greek realm of Hades fading away in post-apocalyptic times, when no humans remain to believe in it or imagine the mythical space. The work reflects on memory, media, belief and the potential catastrophe awaiting humans if we don’t care for our world.

For 22 years, the Indonesian company Mainteater has created vocal and multilingual performances with writer/ director Sandra Fiona Long and other Melbourne artists, reflecting on consumerism and its impact. Hades Fading (Hades Memudar) is the latest work in this fascinating company's ongoing history and features a sophisticated interweaving of English and Indonesian language, stunning projections, and an original score performed live. 

It is multilingual, and accessible in Bahasa Indonesia and Bahasa English across a use of surtitles, visual and vocal translation. 


  • Wheelchair access
  • Highly Visual
Images by: Musa Sa’iq

Hades Fading (Hades Memudar) is supported by Besen Family Foundation, Australian Cultural Fund, Playking Foundation & The Helen Soemardjo Arts Fund.
Supported By
  • Creative Victoria
  • Auspicious Arts
  • Playking Foundation
  • Besen Family Foundation
  • Mainteater
  • La Mama
  • Project Eleven

Cast & Credits

Creative Team

Writer/theatre maker
Sandra Fiona Long
Ria Soemardjo
Costume and Set designer
Emily Barrie
Set and Video design
Deden Bulqini
Lighting designer
Aji Sangiaji
Multi-lingual theatre consultant
Jodee Mundy
Kath Papas, Sahlan Mujtaba & Osi Presepti
Onstage Assistance
Dasep Sumardjani
Rachmayati Nilakusumah


Heliana Sinaga
Wawan Sofwan
Godi Suwarna
Rinrin Candraresmi
Ria Soemardjo
Sisca Guzheng Harp