Garasi Performance Institute
Teater Garasi is a multi-disciplinary performance collective, based in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, that explores and devises many possibilities in performing arts creation as part of an attempt to read, unveil, and understand changes happening in our ever transforming-world.
Established in 1993, Teater Garasi was built on the belief, and the practices, of performing arts as a way to process and produce knowledge and to dialectically involve with the social political environment. Such vision and practice, since the 2000s, have brought Teater Garasi’s works and artists into international performing arts circuit (Singapore, Berlin, Tokyo, Shizuoka, Osaka, New York, Amsterdam). Teater Garasi is a 2013 Prince Claus Laureate, awarded, among other things, “for their adventurous spirit and groundbreaking work in stimulating performance arts in South East Asia.”
Garasi Performance Institute is an initiative of the collective (Teater Garasi), which aims to create and encourage a sustainable creative environment for performing artists in Indonesia and Asia by means of knowledge sharing and dissemination, performance production and laboratory, archiving and publishing, and artist-in-residence programmes. As an initiative, Garasi Performance Institute is an attempt to expand and institutionalise Teater Garasi’s years of experiences on knowledge production and collective creation.