Artist Projects


Jarrad Powell

Kali is a contemporary opera that examines myths of human suffering and transformation through the eyes of Kali, the Hindu goddess of Death. Conceived by Jarrad Powell, and centered around a libretto by one of Indonesia’s foremost writers and activists, Kali brings together a remarkable cross-cultural collaborative team of Indonesian and American artists: composers Jarrad Powell and Tony Prabowo, librettist Goenawan Mohamad, choreographer Mary Sheldon Scott, and director Melissa Weaver. Kali features singers, dancers, and an ensemble of outstanding musicians drawn from the United States and Indonesia.

Project Updates

  • 2000: Kali premieres at On the Boards in Seattle