“Arts Is An Expression of Honesty, Lead Life Toward Glory”
Solo International Performing Arts (SIPA) will never stop to always provide energy for cultural life in the city of Solo. In each performance, of course with performing arts as a source of energy, there is also the spirit to explore and continue to dig so that the performance can be better and will continue to be better. When SIPA 2011 carried the mask as the theme of the performance, it actually also became part of that spirit. How the theme selection is actually also part of the excavation process from the energy of performance art. Not without cause and just come. On the contrary there is a process of repetitive thinking that finally finds an answer about appropriateness and feasibility.
In the area of culture, when referring to masks of course it will not only stop at an artificial face. But beyond that, the masks also contain a lot of interesting things from the lives of the supporting communities. About territory, customs and traditions, and the lives of many other people are still stored behind the characteristics of masks. This is what will try to be explored as the spirit of SIPA 2011. Finally, if the SIPA 2011 stage will be decorated with many masks from various ethnic communities both from within and outside the country, look at it as the energy power of the performing arts that is being gathered in its strength. Then in Pamedan Pura Mangkunegaran, for three nights of implementation (July 1-3, 2011), that power will be used to further turn Solo into a City of Culture.
Pamedan Mangkunegaran, 1-3 July 2011
at 19.00-23.00 pm
Didik Nini Thowok
I Nyoman Sura
Saung Angklung Udjo
Jawaharlal Nehru Indian Culture Center
University Malaysia Sabah