7pm: “Red threads in Indonesia” (Weltkulturen Museum)
In many cultures, the colour red has a special meaning, often connected to status or prosperity. In THE COMMON THREAD exhibition, curator Vanessa von Gliszczynski explains how red dyes are used in Indonesia, and the colour’s range of meanings.

Weltkulturen Labor, Schaumainkai 29

8.30pm: “Red in Indonesian Film” (Deutsches Filmmuseum)

“Opera Jawa” (2006, 125 mins, with German subtitles)

by Garin Nugrohos
This art house film / musical shows scenes from traditional Javanese dance performed in a contemporary setting where the meaning of the colour red is linked both to Javanese and European contexts. Dancer and choreographer Eko Supriyanto, who has also danced for Madonna, plays a main role in the film. Introduction by Stefanie Plappert (curator, Deutsches Filmmuseum) and Vanessa von Gliszczynski (curator, South East Asia, Weltkulturen Museum).

Deutsches Filmmuseum, Schaumainkai 41



Wednesday, 21. June 2017 - 19:00
10€ / 8€