Category Archives: Performing Arts

Obit: Poet Toeti Heraty Noerhadi

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The Jakarta Arts Council expresses its deepest condolences at the passing of poet, academic, and patron of the arts, Ms Toeti Heraty Noerhadi.⁣

She served as member of the Jakarta Arts Council (1968 – 1971), Chair of the Jakarta Arts Council (1982 – 1985), member of the Jakarta Academy, and Chancellor of the Jakarta Institute for the Arts (1990 – 1996). ⁣

Farewell, your service will always be remembered in the annals of the journey of the arts and culture in Indonesia. ⁣

Friends can read an obituary for Toeti Heraty at the Jakarta Arts Council’s website, https://dkj.or.id/berita/obituary-toeti-heraty-noerhadi/

Photo Credit: Eva Tobing (@evatobing1112)⁣
Design Credit: @riosadja / DKJ

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Short Story: The Clown with the One-Legged Man

The Clown with the One-Legged Man

By Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim

Tom, you do still remember, don’t you, when Mr Clown’s mother passed away (the clown we’ve loved since we were children), how throngs of people arrived to pay their respects. We were just ten years old at the time.

I came across Mr Clown in a corner of the house anxiously wiping away his tears. Truly those tears were like fragrant jasmine blossoms falling one by one!

I was transfixed!

After that event (which has always been an obsession of mine), many years later I bumped into Mr Clown again quite by accident on the journey coming home to Malang from Jakarta by train. We sat next to each other. Straight away he knew who I was.

Mr Clown smiled at me. (…continue reading here.)


The Clown with the One-Legged Man by Ratna Indraswari Ibrahim was retrieved from Klown dengan Lelaki Berkaki Satu.

Featured image credit: Ludruk Karya Budaya, Mojokerto, by Ulet Ifansasti https://www.instagram.com/p/BtLgEDTBlux/ and  https://www.uletifansasti.com/transgendersoperaludruk