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Yogya on Stage


Hatley, B, Yogya on Stage, Globalization and Modernity in Asia: Performative Moments, University of Amsterdam Press, C Hudson and B Barendregt (ed), Amsterdam, pp. 215-234. ISBN 9789462981126 (2018) [Research Book Chapter]

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Copyright 2018 Chris Hudson & Bart Barendregt/Amsterdam University Press B.V., Amsterdam

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DOI: doi:10.5117/9789462981126_CH12


Since its first performance in 2008, German theatre company Rimini Protokoll’s 100% theatre project has travelled the world, mobilizing a hundred residents of diverse cities, each representing 1 per cent of the population, to play themselves and express their views on stage. In 2015 the show came to the Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, staged by Rimini in collaboration with local theatre company Teater Garasi. Reviewed in the context of recent social developments, 100% Yogya is seen to have created a vibrant picture of a city undergoing modernizing changes, absorbing global influences, while bringing together participants of diverse backgrounds to express their views, revealing and necessarily accepting differences. A global dramatic model applied locally produced impressive theatre. What its impact and ongoing significance may be, however, as key social divisions revealed by the production continue to shape Yogyakarta life, challenging the designation ‘city of tolerance,’ remain unanswered questions.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:theatre, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, local, global, diversity, community, performance
Research Division:Language, Communication and Culture
Research Group:Cultural studies
Research Field:Cultural studies not elsewhere classified
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in human society
UTAS Author:Hatley, B (Professor Barbara Hatley)
ID Code:116124
Year Published:2018
Deposited By:Office of the School of Humanities
Deposited On:2017-05-02
Last Modified:2019-03-04

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