Tana Tani/Land of Sorrow

19. november 2020
UrFear performance by East Flores Theater Collective.
This is an update to:
Multitude of Peer Gynts

Tanah Duka (Tana Tani in Lamaholot language) is a story about Peer Gynt as a Lamaholot person of East Flores, an islands group in the southeastern part of Indonesia.
In Act 5, Peer Gynt is a native (ata ile jadi) who is returning back to his hometown after a long journey. But the situation has changed. The people of his village already believed more in the dream of prosperity as promised by the new capitalist masters and the sermons of heavenly religious bliss. In defeat, Peer Gynt is carrying a nuba nara stone (a ritual stone of Lamaholot, the indigenous religion of East Flores). As time goes on, it is proven that the village community was a victim of exploitation. Their village has been evicted. Prices of coffee, copra, cashew are monopolized and controlled. They go around looking for the missing Peer Gynt. They found him lying with the nuba nara stone, helplessly digging a hole. The people are holding on the hope and joy to rebuild their hometown with him,  free from the clutches of the capitalist venture. But the capitalist power had taken the shape of a giant machine, exploiting and crushing anyone who tries to oppose their system and their laws of dependence. Meanwhile, the clergy-men wash their hands and watch from a distance.

Concept: Inno Koten and Silvester Petara Hurit
Script: Inno Koten
Bekky Kean, Fabianus Bisu Liwu, Inno Koten, Yohanes P. Da Silva, Magdalena Oa Eda Tukan, Katarina Laetitia Lodawali, Petrus Tobi Kromen, Silvester Petara Hurit, Veronika Ratumakin, Moh. Zaini Ratuloli

Vocalist: Lidvina Lito Kelen
Musician: Honey Balun, Icuk Maran, Jukin Kolin, Mario Kedang, Norbert Kelen, YD Kromen
Costume designer: Annie Hallan & Mom
Cameramen: Ito Pugel, Paul Goran, Rian L., Roland Tuanaen, Sefie Belang
Video Editor: A. Semali, Paul Goran
Photographer: Yohanes M. Wain
Translator: Jean-Pascal Elbaz
Excavator operator: Gusti
Supported by: Karang Taruna Jong Kudi Waibalun