The performance “Whisperings of Exile (Rantau Berbisik)” by the Indonesian Company Nan Jombang Dance Company tells a story, simplistic yet at the same time modern, of an old Minangkabau tradition: the sons of this people, who are not allowed to remain with the village community due to a matrilinear inheritance tradition, have to abandon their homes and reach maturity in distant places. In doing so, they spread traditional rice recipes from Padang throughout the whole country. This radically contemporary play by the Nan Jombang Group tells a tale of migration, identity and the power of family recipes to ease the pain of homesickness.
The Asia-Pacific-Weeks(APW), an initiative by the Mayor of Berlin, have been taking place every two years since 1997.
The Asia-Pacific Weeks are kindly supported by the Stiftung Deutsche Klassenlotterie Berlin.
The Haus der Kulturen der Welt is responsible for conceiving and coordinating the cultural program of the Asia-Pacific-Weeks Berlin.