Celestial Sorrow was conceived during times spent together between American contemporary choreographer Meg Stuart and Indonesian visual artist Jompet Kuswidananto in Indonesia, premiered as part of Europalia Festival in Brussels, Belgium in January 2018 and has been touring internationally since. Departing from possession and implanted fictional traumas, they create a vibrant world of light and movement, inhabited by three performers and two musicians. Together the group embarks on an exploratory journey, moving through imaginary and invisible spaces, and the voices that make them resonate.
Created with and performed by Jule Flierl, Gaëtan Rusquet, and Claire Vivianne Sobottke, with live music by Mieko Suzuki and Ikbal Simamora Lubys. The Indonesian premiere of the piece is presented by Goethe-Institut in collaboration with Komunitas Salihara, and supported by the Federal Foreign Ministry. The Saturday’s show will be at 8pm-10pm, and the Sunday’s show will start at 3pm-5pm.