Presenting Story of a Wander by Abdi Karya at Castlemaine State Festival 2019

30 November 2018

  • Sector: Arts and Culture
  • Country location: Australia
  • Grantee: Castlemaine State Festival
Photo of two women, Helen McLaren and Cassandra Star.
Abdi Karya.

Project description

Abdi Karya’s motto is “Don’t think. Feel.” The performance artist, theatre-maker and cultural manager from Makassar, Indonesia, has created a truly tactile performance for the Castlemaine State Festival. Using the sarung (or sarong) to portray shapes, styles, feelings and memories, Story of a Wanderer is inspired by a 14th-century manuscript written in the Bugis language of Sulawesi. The manuscript, La Galigo, is the story of creation, and Karya uses it to explore the questions: Who makes us who we are? Who named us? Who labelled us? Abdi will also provide two workshops for school aged youth.

Key dates

Story of a Wanderer, Phee Broadway Theatre, Castlemaine, 25 March 2019 to 27 November 2018

Last Updated: 30 November 2018