The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Economy in collaboration with Yayasan Prima Ardian Tana and The House of Topeng & Wayang, Setiadarma will be conducting The Majestic Mask, directed by Rama Soeprapto, the first international art exhibition that interprets the epic love story of Panji, Sekartaji and the ferocious Kelana from the ancient Javanese realms through the diversity of Indonesia masks collection. The exhibition that will be held in the Art Science Museum of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore on the 18th – 21th October 2012 will also reveal the treasured myth which bears the deep philosophy that had been the root of the world known art-performance, The Mask Dance.
The Mask Dance or Tari Topeng is the sacral dance intrigued with drama that was originally performed only by the Javanese aristocratic before it became popular as a folk form. Through times and regions, this tale of love, devotion and bravery evolves into several versions. With Rahayu Supanggah as music director and involving some of Indonesian Maestros such as: I Made Sidia, Sutarno Haryono, Wangi Indriya, Wasi Bantolo, The Majestic Mask exhibition intends to feature some of the strongest versions of the tale coming from Indramayu, Solo and Bali performed by world class performers like Tutut Wirastuti, Danang Pamungkas and Agus Margiyanto.
Ticket can be purchased at the ticket box in the Art Science Museum of Marina Bay Sands, Singapore. Visitors who have purchased ticket for other exhibitions are entitled and have the privilege to enter The Majestic Mask Exhibition.