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Robin Block

Robin Block is a poet, musician and theater producer. In his work he explores the boundary between language, sound and movement. Based on personal stories, he creates work that touches upon the shared history of the Netherlands and Indonesia with the aim of building a bridge between the two countries.

He has released several music albums, including the Lagu Rindu EP which includes songs in Indonesian. In his solo performance Samudra he combines storytelling, music, and spoken word with the martial art pencak silat. In October 2019 he released the bilingual poetry collection In Between, Di Antara, co-created by Indonesian writer Angelina Enny. He recently initiated the multimedia performance project Manual For The Displaced together with Jeremy Flohr, which is centred around themes of displacement, war and the impact of the colonial past.


Book launch: Revolusi
A conversation with David Van Reybrouck, Wim Manuhutu, Sadiah Boonstra, Goenawan Mohamad and Amanda Pinatih