2023/05/23 - 2023/05/24
Hayati - The Qatar Indonesia 2023 Grand Opening
This month, the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture will be officially inaugurated at Katara Village with the premiere performance of HAYATI: Panji Searching for the Essence of Love. This spectacular musical performance of Indonesian folk tales at Katara Opera House in Katara Doha was especially commissioned by HE Sheikha Al Mayassa as part of the Years of Culture initiative.
The Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture will be inaugurated with a grand opening performance of HAYATI: Panji Searching for the Essence of Love, a specially commissioned musical performance of the Indonesian folklore stories.
As part of the 2023 Indonesian Year of Culture, HE Sheikha Al Mayassa invited director Rama Soeprapto, and his theatre company to develop a musical telling the Indonesian folklore stories, featuring traditional Indonesian crafts, musical instruments, masks and dance.
The opening ceremony of the Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture will welcome members of the public to two special performances at the Katara Opera House in Doha on 23rd and 24th May 2023.
About Hayati: Panji Searching for the Essence of Love
The Panji and Sekartaji stories are part of Indonesia's rich cultural heritage and folklore. These stories originated in the East Javanese courts of the Kediri and Janggala Kingdoms during the 12th century and were later adapted and transformed in other parts of Indonesia.
These stories were traditionally performed as wayang (shadow puppet) plays, which were accompanied by traditional Javanese gamelan music. Today, they continue to be an important part of Indonesia's cultural heritage, with various adaptations and interpretations across the country.
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Hayati Grand Opening at Katara Cultural Village
The Qatar-Indonesia 2023 Year of Culture celebrates the friendship and collaboration between our countries, sharing our heritage, values, traditions and contemporary innovations. When Qatar and Indonesia’s cultures come together, a rich past meets a bright future.