Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemardjo and Shivanjani Lal in NEON

For Next Wave’s Kickstart 2015 program, Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemardjo and Shivanjani Lal are creating a portable installation-performance in the shape of three distinct ‘homes’, custom-built to their cultural backgrounds: Chinese-Indonesian, Fijian-Indian, Anglo-Australian-Javanese.

Yes Way, We Made Australia Home is a gentle reproach to the Australian Government’s Operation Sovereign Border’s slogan, No Way, You Will Not Make Australia Home.

For this reading, the trio will be testing the written text for Yes Way, which was inspired by Rani’s grandmother, Herny Ie’s, autobiography. With experiences spanning Australia, the USA and Indonesia, Herny Ie’s colourful anecdotes of raising six children amidst the political turmoil of Indonesia in 1965-1966 form a gripping account of one woman’s struggle and determination.

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1 Jun 2015

Southbank Theatre
140 Southbank Boulevard, Southbank, VIC