THE LIGHT WITHIN THE NIGHT
(CAHAYA MEMINTAS MALAM)
In the ancient Sundanese tale of Jamarun a poor man is executed.
Before he dies he tells the town that his innocent corpse will take on a beautiful fragrance. His words turn into a curse when the birds and butterflies that are drawn to the sweet smell blot out the sun and turn day into a perpetual night.
Directed by Sahlan Mujtaba and Bob Pavlich
Devised by the Directors and Cast
Performed by Nurul Aini Arrahman, Kate Bayley, Emily Deague-Hall, Walter Dyson,
Chayanda Nurhadi Hasan, Tria Hayati Lidnillah, Ashleigh McFarland,
Kamil Mubarok, Kenny Fahmi Mulyadi, Deska Mahardika Putri, Lucy Rees,
Will Robertson, Grace Rogers, Maudy Widitya Sutisna and Blayne Welsh
Designed by Deden Bulqini
Project Coordinators: Helen Mayers and Heliana Sinaga
Image by Dita Rosmaritasari
Asia TOPA is a joint initiative of the Sidney Myer Fund and Arts Centre Melbourne and is supported by the Australian and Victorian Governments
The Light Within a Night – Cahaya Memintas Malam has received support from the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade through The New Colombo Plan, La Trobe Student Union, La Trobe University, Bentara Budaya Bali and Kompas Gramedia