We all know that Indonesia has rich culture and history, but it is rare to put on a historical play. Perhaps quite bold and ambitious, the Sekar Ayu Jiwanta FoundatIon (YSAJ) managed to successfully bring such a colossal project come to life. on November 20, Genta Sriwijaya was presented live at Teater Besar Jakarta In Taman Ismail Marzuki, Involving more than 200 people from all walks of life—most of them non-professional art performers who participated voluntarily in the show.

Genta Sriwijaya was aimed at raising people’s awareness of the depths of Indonesian history through a dynamic art performance. Many notable figures took part in this massive theatrical play: singers Andrea Miranda, Daniel Christianto and Ruth Sahanaya, actresses Cathy Sharon and Ivy Batuta, activists Inayah Wahid and Yenny Wahid, politician Trimedya Panjaitan, entrepreneur Dewi Motik Pramono, comedians Ncess Nabati and Sogi Indra Dhuaja, footballer Bambang Pamungkas, lawyer Harry Ponto, as well as members of the Mobile Brigade Corps (Brimob).

Not only that, Genta Sriwijaya was also supported by equally illustrious crew members: Director Teguh “Kenthus” Ampiranto; Creative Director Denny Malik; Art Director Rangga Djoned; Music Director Tohpati; and scriptwriter Undung Wiyono.

This story appears in the January 2019 issue of Indonesia Tatler. For the full story, grab the copy at your nearest newsstand, or subscribe here.

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