The Indonesian singer and composer Peni Candra Rini has three albums to her name. She worked with renowned artists such as Robert Wilson, Rahayu Supanggah and Iain Grandage and was already featured at various international music festivals. Peni Candra Rini is one of the rare contemporary singers who masters the sindhen, a Javanese vocal style for women's voices.
For the show ONTOSOROH Peni unites her forces with those of the Australian dancer and choreographer Ade Suharto. Together they were inspired by the life of Nyai Ontosoroh, the heroine who fought against the colonial powers in This Earth of Mankind, the literature classic of Pramoedya Ananta Toer. The performance mixes Ade's classical Javanese dance with the traditional and contemporary compositions and Peni's splendid voice.
Peni Candra Rini Co-Director, Musical Director & Vocalist
Ade Suharto Co-Director, Choreographer & Dancer
Iswanto Gamelan Player
Boby Budi Santosa Dunek Guitar
Pitutur Tustho Gumawang Gamelan Player
Idud Sentana Art Luthier
Justine Shih Pearson Costume Designer
Susan Grey Gardner Lighting Designer
Neil Simpson Production Manager
Lee-Anne Donnolley & Ade Suharto Co-producers, Far & Away Productions
A Peni Candra Rini / Ade Suharto project
An Indonesia-Australia collaboration re-imagining of ‘This Earth of Mankind’ by Pramoedya Ananta Toer.
Produced by Far and Away Productions.
This is an Asialink Project supported by Arts South Australia, the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts its arts funding and advisory body and the Australia-Indonesia Institute.