As part of Helen Marshall’s residency the Artists worked with a number of social enterprise groups. Via Via is an eco-tourist initiative that facilitated a tour for independent travellers interested in experiencing the art form as an authentic visit to the site. Each tour ticket purchased was ten times the cost of a local audience ticket and proceeds were distributed amongst the community. The tours still take place today, and have been sustainable.
ArKom (Arsitek Komunitas), a group of architects who usually work in participatory method were invited to improve some of the living conditions on site, such as a toilet that visiting audience members could use. Since 2012 Arkom have worked further on site to rebuild and improve the theatre and living conditions, enabling more guests to attend the performances. ArKom continue to work with Risang Yuwono following the recent move of the Tobong to another site in 2015.
WE BUILT A NEW TOILET AND DESIGNED A NEW POP UP THEATRE CONCEPT WITH COMMUNITY ARCHITECTS ARKOM
WE ORGANISED THE TOUR OF THE TOBONG FOR TOURISTS AS PART OF AN ECO TOURIST INITIATIVE WITH VIA VIA
COMMUNITY ARCHITECTS ARKOM VISIT THE SITE AND DISCUSS THE IMPROVEMENTS
TOURISTS VISIT THE TOBONG AND PARTICIPATE IN ON STAGE THEATRE WITH GIFTS FROM BRITAIN