IN...SE...-dawning- is a Music theatre work for voices, gamelan, and performers. The piece is based on the tale of Bima Suci's quest for the holy water, which originated from the Indian epic of Mahabharata embracing its characters, virtues, and allegories. Additionally, the work is closely connected to the concept of Sekala & Niskala, which in Balinese culture stands for the visible and invisible worlds that co-exist in everyday's life, rites and rituals of Bali. The libretto and audiovisual context are combined to create a mythic atmosphere throughout the piece, connecting the audience with universal values and underlining the human conditions of our time.
The work highlights the inner process and conflicts of the protagonists, inviting the audience to a subconscious contemplation, where they would identify themselves with the main characters who are accompanying them throughout this
The vision of the piece is to suggest an atmosphere similar to a ritual/sacred happening, where light and dark encounter in relative terms and meanings, in a space where transformations are taking place. Following this vision, the setting of the performance is in the circular shape, with all the musicians, performers and singers surrounding the audience. The intention is to create a ground where performers and audience are fused into a single entity, where together they undergo a mental, physical and psychological journey.