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One of the original sins of the earth was to receive Eve after her escape from Paradise.
The guilt continues when the woman (mother) carries on being a sacrifice for the greed of the world. The quake is to right the wrong.
On September 30th 2009 at 5pm, in Padang, West Sumatra, a 7.6 scale earthquake rocked the city, killing over one thousand people and injuring another three thousand.
TARIAN MALAM, Nan Jombang’s new full length work is the genesis of what was the experience of the evening of the 30th September 2009. In the work the forces of nature equate with the fortunes and endeavours of humanity and artists in particular.
Alongside this, the role of women in the matrilineal Minangkabau culture, Choreographer Ery Mefri’s continues to extend the conversation between traditional form and modernity while reflecting on the passionate belief in the importance of maintaining this intrinsic tradition in Minangkabau society.
Duration: 80mins without intervals
Supported by BEMAC
Prior to this show we have the PLANET show Ethnotik Gamelan Orkestra. Ethnotik is a newly formed gamelan orchestra group based on the gamelan Degung from West Java. PLANET starts at 6.30pm on the Turbine Platform and is FREE.
PLANET is the Brisbane Powerhouse dedicated world music and dance program. This project has received financial assistance from the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.