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05 Jul 2011

Teater Garasi / Garasi Performance Institute

Teater Garasi is a multi-disciplinary artist 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).

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 programs. As an initiative, Garasi Performance Institute is an attempt to expand and institutionalize Teater Garasi’s years of experiences on knowledge production and collective creation.

Institutionally Teater Garasi’s management has cooperated and been supported by Open Society Foundations (2001-2002), Cultural Program of the Royal Netherlands Embassy (2007-2008) and Hivos (2002-present).