In a world bombarded with ‘lies, damned lies and statistics’ this cross-section of the society could tell the truth of modern Yogyakarta’s life in a way graphs or pie-charts never could. Spreading throughout the city over five months, 100% Yogyakarta began with the casting of one member who had to recruit another, who then recruited another and so on – all according to specific criteria of age, gender, household type, geography and ethnicity mirroring the demographic make-up this city, that is known as ‚center of education’.
Your view of Yogyakarta may vary widely depending on what neighborhood you live in, how much money you make, whether you are Indonesian, Chinese or ‚others’, on the street or in a mansion, single or married, divorced or widowed. The city means radically different things to different people because of how they experience it—beliefs, politics, concerns are often the results of people's isolated experiences. Everyone knows there are others who differ radically from themselves—they can read the statistics. But what happens when those "statistics" share a stage together? What happens when those hot button issues are addressed live to 100 true representatives of the cross section of the city? What side of the pie chart would you walk to? Who will stand apart? Who will fall back into the majority?
100% Yogyakarta - a gathering that is a city, a group just beginning to experience itself, a choir that has never practiced, an impossible entity with many faces – assembled into ever-changing new group pictures: group pictures as replacement for family – as fleeting portraits of belonging. Who is missing? Who thinks they might give answers on stage that are different from the ones they’d give in response to a telephone survey or in the voting booth? And what have the statistics failed to record? Who thinks that this city is different because they are a part of it?
"100% Yogyakarta" is a joint cooperation between Rimini Protokoll with Teater Garasi/Garasi Performance Institute and 100 citizens of Yogyakarta. The production is part of the German Season, a festival celebrating the German-Indonesian relations, hosted by the Goethe-Institut Indonesien, the German Embassy and EKONID. "100% Yogyakarta" is supported by the Yogyakarta Cultural Centre, Cultural Department of the Special Province of Yogyakarta.
Research and the selection of the 100 citizens carried out by Teater Garasi/Garasi Performance Institute in collaboration with Kunci Cultural Studies Centre.
Concept: Rimini Protokoll (Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi, Daniel Wetzel)
Direction: Helgard Haug, Stefan Kaegi
Dramaturg: Yudi Ahmad Tajudin
Associate Director & Casting: Naomi Srikandi
Stage design: Mascha Mazur, Marc Jungreithmeier
Technical director/ Lighting and projection design: Marc Jungreithmeier
Sound director: Frank Böhle
Sound Production Yennu Ariendra
Live Band: FSTVLST
Production Manager & Technical Director Assistant: Ignatius Sugiarto
Research Advisor: Antariksa
Researcher and Program Book Writer: Fiky Daulay
Casting Assistant: Fitriani Dwi Kurniasih
Casting and Research Assistant: MN. Qomaruddin
Administration and Finance: Galuh Asti Wulandari
Program Book Writer and Editor: Gunawan Maryanto
House Manager: Lusia Neti Cahyani
Stage Manager: Johan Didik
Stage Manager Assistant: Gading Paksi
Sound Engineer: Herman Yosef Susilo
Lighting Operator: Sugeng Utomo
Video Documentator: Budi Satriawan
Interpreter / Script Translator: Mohammad Rizky Sasono
Photo Documentator: Berto Gesit
PR & Publication: Asa Rahmana, Iwan Pribadi
Program Book Translator: Teguh Hari
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