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Supporting The Arts Scene In Local Universities: Arunika and Sangharsa
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Supporting The Arts Scene In Local Universities: Arunika and Sangharsa

While the Singaporean arts scene may not be as conspicuous compared to other countries, it has seen significant growth in the range and quality of cultural offerings. To show support for the growing arts scene in Singapore, DANAMIC supported two productions by local universities this year – ICN: Arunika by NTU and GAYA: Sangharsa (The Struggle) by SMU. ICN: Arunika Organised by Pelajar Indonesia NTU (PINTU), the Indonesian Students of Nanyang Technological University (NTU) presented Arunika, a musical that pulled the audience into the dark past of slavery and cruelty that plagued the city during the early nineteenth century. Arunika…
GAYA 2019 Sangharsa (‘The Struggle’): An Adventure Through Indonesia’s Forgotten Histories
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GAYA 2019 Sangharsa (‘The Struggle’): An Adventure Through Indonesia’s Forgotten Histories

Singapore Management University’s Komunitas Indonesia (SMUKI) is back with their annual musical production, GAYA 2019 – short for Gelar Budaya. Titled Sangharsa: The Struggle, this year’s play is set in the 15th century. The ruler of Mataram, Senapati (I-En), looks to strengthen his iron grip over Nusantara by sweeping over every perdikans (villages) in the land – except for this village named Perdikan Mangir. Led by two young brothers – Wanabaya (Jerikho) and Baru Klinting (Mason) – they challenge Senapati’s conquest by defiantly protecting their village. In their attempt to do so, they face many challenges; which include confronting the…
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