RADAR

NIGHT RITUALS

French photographer Estelle Hanania went to Indonesia and brings back a different side of life there.

It’s Friday night and in the effervescence of the city sounds the call to prayer resounds in the streets of Yogyakarta, a Javanese city with a muslim majority.

At the same time, another sound, almost imperceptible from outside, escapes from the roof of a shopping mall in the city centre.

It is 19:30, and like every week in the same place, the loud speakers of the Raminten cabaret begin to vibrate when Céline Dion, Rihanna and Arianna Grande, alias Suzzaravina, Jie Na and Rirhie Stephanie, three young transvestites, step onto the stage dressed as their favourite singer.

Same city, same place, another ritual.

Discover the complete series Be There, Be Entertained at BOZAR for free. The exhibition runs till November 12 and is part of EUROPALIA INDONESIA.