LIAR vol.05: 40
29 October 2016, 7.30 pm
Kedai Kebun Forum level 2
Jl. Tirtodipuran no.3 Yogyakarta
Tickets are priced at 15000 IDR
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The performance will be carried out in Bahasa Indonesia
LIAR vol.05: 40
Guest: Henricus Benny Hendriono
Benny began his career in theater when he was in Universitas Muhammadiyah Malang, East Java. From 1993 to 2000, Benny has been proceeding many theatrical performances, while working full time as a journalist. In 2013, Benny moved to Jogjakarta, and in 2015 he decided to return to the world of theater by joined to Teater Suluh and sanggarbambu. Now Benny has his own theater group called ‘Jam Malam Yogyakarta.
40, a number, an important symbol for Benny. 40 is the beginning. 40 is a final decision. 40 is an expectation. All he needs is no doubt, but only prayer and blessing.
Long time ago, we thought, everyone can act, because we lie all the time. However, we came to realisation, that a man doesn’t need to act in order to present a great performance. All you need is sincerity. Thus, this initiative is here.
Liar, can be read in English as someone who lies, or can be read in Indonesian as wild and not following any rules. We offer you the freedom to interpret this word.
Liar, is an initiative to present routine performances every three months, where we invite people to tell and listen to stories in their position as a true human being. When a person is being put in front of public to tell his story, he will be in such an uncertain position. The storyteller wouldn’t know how will the public respond to him. On the other hand, when audience sit to watch someone telling his story, the audience is in such uncertainty where they do not know how will the story turn out. However, most of the time, we choose to numb this state of unknowing in us and kill our emotion.
The most common case is that the storyteller will then over-act, trying to create a persona on stage to run away from this uncertainty, while the audience will cover up their fragile state by coming to the performance with a whole load of expectation and prediction, and when the performance doesn’t deliver their expectation, they feel betrayed. Every creation process is a form of uncertainty. We never know if this process will actually produce something, but we stay on track and execute this process. Because we believe, if we succeed, we succeed with pride, and even if we fail, we fail gloriously.
Why do we have to hide behind all these lies, when uncertainty is something, which presence is of utmost importance in our lives? Human-to-human connection has always been started with uncertainty. When we give in to uncertainty, it will present us with an opportunity to trust, in return. Liar invites all of us to give in to the uncertainty and grasp the chance to trust.
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