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Sedih // Sunno

Rani P Collaborations (VIC/NSW)

Presented in Association with Arts House and Metro Arts

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5-15 May


Arts House, 521 Queensberry Street, North Melbourne


Wed–Fri 6:30pm | Sat 3pm & 6:30pm | Sun 5:30pm.

Please arrive on time as latecomers will not be admitted

Post-show Artist Talk
Sun 8 May 6:30pm | 45 min | Free


$28 Full / $23 Concession | Limited capacity; bookings required


60 min


  • relaxed-performance
  • tactile-tour (1)
  • wheelchair - Copy

Tactile tour Sat 7 May & Sat 14 May 2:30pm
Relaxed Performance Wed 11 May, 1pm | 90 min | $15

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Contains references to sexual violence

Event Details

Rani Pramesti's live-art project [Chinese Whispers] aims high and hits the mark.

Sydney Morning Herald

Sedih is Bahasa Indonesia for ‘sadness’. Sunno is ‘to listen’ in Fijian Hindi. Sedih // Sunno is a gentle invitation to listen to sadness.

Four artists accompany you through treasured heirlooms to reveal hidden family legacies. Collections of Indonesian Batik form intimate spaces in which to listen, as memories filter through a richly woven encounter with ritual, music and movement.

From the team that created the award-winning Chinese Whispers (2014 Melbourne Fringe Festival Award for Best Live Art and Kultour’s Innovation in Culturally Diverse Practice Award), Sedih // Sunno is a contemplative and uplifting experience that asks: what have we inherited from those before us? And what do we want to pass on?

  • Performers and Collaborators
    Rani Pramesti, Ria Soemarjdo, Shivanjani Lal and Kei Murakami
  • Lighting Design
    Kei Murakami
  • Dramaturg
    Roslyn Oades
  • Visual Dramaturg/Design Mentor
    Dagmara Gieysztor
  • Script Consultant
    Sandra Fiona Long
  • Production Manager
    Amy Bagshaw
  • Stage Manager
    Meika Talli
  • Image
    Daniela Rodriguez

Sedih // Sunno was commissioned and developed through Next Wave’s Kickstart program for Next Wave Festival 2016.

This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body, the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria, the Besen Family Foundation, Creative Partnerships Australia through MATCH, and the Herb Feith Foundation.

This project has also been supported by Footscray Community Arts Centre, Multicultural Arts Victoria’s MTC Connect program, Urban Theatre Projects’ 2015 _SPACE Residency Program, Polyglot Theatre’s Space to Play Residency Program, and Lotus Asian-Australian Playwriting Project, a partnership between Playwriting Australia and Performance 4a.