‘Jaranan’: the name given to a tradition of Javanese horse dance that has the power to entrance its participants and enable their bodies to become vehicles for the spirits of the dead.
Jaranan is set in contemporary East Java where the hype of social media and pop culture reign in equal measure with the ghosts of the past.
The story is shown through the eyes of Pak Agus, a shaman and student of Java’s mystical arts. Follow the character’s journey from the darkness of the criminal underworld to his destiny as a community healer, spiritual guide and artist.
Presented by artists Silvia Indriyani, Brahmantyo Putra and Marcus Salvagno, Jaranan is a true fusion of spiritual tradition and modern innovation.
This special premiere screening will also feature a live performance by dancer Janette Hoe in collaboration with Framed percussion ensemble.
Directed by Marcus Salvagno
Executive Producer, Konfir Kabo Produced by Silvia Indriyani, Resika Tikoalu
Cinematography by Brahmantyo Putra
Booking your ticket ensures you have a seat for the screening and also a delicious serve of Indonesian Nasi Bakar / Grilled Rice, a street food from the Indonesian origin. Only booked tickets will be catered for.
Nasi Bakar: fragrant steamed rice cooked in coconut milk surrounded by the world-famous Indonesian “tempe cabe hijau” (soybean cake in green chilli), kale deeply stewed in curry-like “gulai” sauce, fried anchovies and Balinese shredded chicken fillet well tossed in tasty spices with basil petals as garnish.
NOTE: vegetarian Nasi Bakar is available only if pre-booked. Please email email@example.com to book the vegetarian option by no later than Sunday 19 November 2017.
WARNING: This film may contain content disturbing to some viewers.
Saturday, 2 Dec, 8-10PM
Piazza Italia at Argyle Square, Lygon St, Carlton
Tickets: $10 + booking fee via eventbrite.com.au