Ayu Permata Sari



In «Load?», the choreographer and dancer Ayu Permata Sari reflects on the origins and the transformation of her socio-physical sense of self. As a member of the Lampung Pepadun, a Sumatran ethnic group, she learnt Sigeh Pengunten as a child. This movement form is part of a cultural tradition which seeks a balance within binary, equilibrating contrasts. In her solo performance, the artist confronts the social challenges of inequality, balance and endurance and highlights the position of younger women within the conventions of their community. (ms)

Artistic direction and cast

Choreografie & TanzAyu Permata Sari
DramaturgieNia Agustina
FotoZTS/Christian Altorfer


ProduktionSekar Handayani
ProduktionsteamNabilla Kurnia Adzan, Denta Pramana, Eka Setiawati, Syana Salsabila, Jeni, Zilhayah
DankKarakoa Corporation Associated, Zürcher Theater Spektakel

Rote Fabrik, Fabriktheater

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Dance, biographic balancing act

Short Piece


35 mins.



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accessible with wheelchair

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