'Xalisco, a place'
XALISCO takes place - in the 'liquid realmʼ of the timelessness of memory and dreams. A non-linear performance, Xalisco presents moments in time; random, wicked, unstructured. Through the seemingly unrelated scenes, the memory of the town and the ghosts of the town-walls themselves, tell the story of Xalisco.
Originally performed at Salihara Art Center in Jakarta, Indonesia at the LIFE's Festival in 2017 as works-in-progress with an all Indonesian cast.
Second adaptation as part of Low Fat Art Festival Vol.3 in Bangkok, Thailand, February 2019 with an all Singaporean cast.
It is currently under progress to be performed full length at the 47th edition of the International Festival Cervantino in Guanajuato Mexico 11-12 October 2019 with additional tour in Guadalajara's Conjunto Santander of Performing Arts 15-16 dan CENART Mexico City, 19-20 October 2019.
It will be performed with a new set designed by Marie de Testa, lights by Jan Maertens, and music by Marc Appart.
Artistic director Inés Somellera.
Producer: Felia Salim.
Xalisco, a Place successfully satisfies art and literature connoisseurs.
Semarak News, 17 October 2017
This performance will open a new insight into Latin America.
Mera Muda, October 2017
The performance was a breath of fresh air, especially for stage art which rarely showed installation as the main focus. Wall installations, scrap metal cots, and ground floors became actors with roles... .
Media Indonesia, 22 October 2017
A collaboration of international caliber artists!
Koran Tempo, 19 October 2017
Everyone is pinned with the power of the 4 actors. The lighting focuses on emotions. The scene behind the wall is a shed of a roof that opens a flap with the wind. And dust that is clouded in the air according to the movement of the actors.
Presenting Xalisco is an invaluable experience for our festival and also audience to further develop their awareness and knowledge of contemporary performing arts outside across the world and establish new relationships with new art appreciation.
"... with the dusk falling and the moon rising against the clear sky, while from somewhere come the sounds of the children laughing, people chattering, motorbikes roaring and dogs barking, the audience can only be sucked into the play and become one with it."