Penjelajahan Orang Utan (Adventure of the Orangutan) was a permaculture street theatre project created in collaboration with Curious Legends and Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan in May & June of 2016. Our aim was to inspire local villagers from Central Kalimantan, Indonesia, to take action towards sustainability through fun and celebratory theatre. Using a mixture of community engagement, performance workshops, and making sessions, 4 Australian artists worked with staff from Yayasan Permakultur Kalimantan to create an inspired series of performances with the local community.
These then toured villages throughout the region, as well as the main city of Palangka Raya. Highlights included working with children from each village we performed in – sometimes with all the kids from that village joining us in the show!
Special thanks to our many crowd-funding supporters, as well as to the Australia Indonesia Institute, and the Catalyst Program from the Ministry of the Arts. Without the substantial support we received from the Australian Government, this project would not have been possible!