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Rimpang’s Stories: Arif Setiawan

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When we were hit by the Covid-19 in the month of Ramadan, my friends and I initiated to create a drama series in a local language, which was started from a mere friendship networking that now became a collective. We hope that it can be an option for entertainment during self- quarantine.

The atmosphere of the “Drapon” production

Besides, another driving force from this drama series was a Malay Pontianak language learning for the young people where we can find many people from the 2000s generation who do not understand words in a Malay Pontianak language. The shooting locations moved from one place to another place in Pontianak City, mostly, the scenes were taken in a house in order to adjust with the Drapon story (Pontianak Drama) which was about a husband and wife who was barren and they rented their house to two students. Also, this project is not only to popularize local vocabularies to the Millenials, but we are also hoping that from this local series, Pontianak Language can be more widely known in The Indonesian Archipelago.

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ARIF SETIAWAN adalah sutradara, penulis naskah dan juga aktor yang tinggal di Pontianak ini biasa dipanggil ‘Aib’. Dia aktif dalam skena perteateran di Pontianak dan mengajar di Sanggar Teater Linka SMAN 1 Pontianak dan menjadi pengurus di Grup Teater Jaya Abadi Makmur Bersama. Ia terlibat dalam Parade Teater 2010, juga pernah aktif dalam Forum Masyarakat teater Kalimantan barat. Naskah terakhir yang dikerjakannya Spesies terakhir di Muka Bumi menghilangkan batas antara panggung-penonton-aktor menjadi sebuah pementasan interaktif yang menarik. Pementasan ini mengajak kita berpikir tentang gravitasi dan ukuran dari “dosa”, menempatkan kita pada situasi-situasi dilematis dimana kesadaran-nurani dan kenyataan-pragmatis berada di persimpangan jalan.

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