Temu Lawak 2017: Celebrating Indonesia’s independence through song and dance

Celebrate Indonesia’s independence with Temu Lawak, a musical comedy drama organised by the Indonesian Students Association in Victoria (PPIA Victoria).

Coinciding with the country’s 72nd Independence Day, the show will be themed around Indonesia’s history – focusing specifically on the early 1930s when the Dutch colonised Indonesia. Its dramatic aspects will be brought out in its illustration of the war between Indonesians and their Dutch colonisers but its comedy will also appear in the form of the unique perspectives of Indonesians from that time.

In addition to the drama and laughter of this musical, the show will also feature 80 minutes-worth of live music, choreography and more; all of which has been fully directed by some of Victoria’s most creative Indonesian students.

Temu Lawak Project Manager, Kevin Joshua, was proud of the efforts of PPIA Victoria team in putting together this show.

““We, Indonesian youth, would like to address a message that love and hope can be found even in the darkest [of] times. The stories around colonialism [and] Indonesia’s struggle for independence will be delivered in a fun, interesting and educative ways, thus everyone can enjoy this show,” Kevin said.

So hurry now if you want to see what Indonesian pride looks like!

Temu Lawak will be held on Saturday, August 19 at the Athenaeum Theatre (188 Collins St, Melbourne). Tickets are currently available for $15 and can be purchased by filling out a Google form or by contacting Temu Lawak representatives Ovi (+61431732303) or Nesia (+61499781239).

For more information on Temu Lawak, follow PPIA Victoria on Instagram (@ppiavic) and Facebook.

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