Mena Muria

  • Tom Burke
In early 2018, along with my partner Alex Cromer, we met Mika Tahitu, champion kick boxer and founder of community boxing club Moluccan Fighters. We spent time with Mika and the fighters learning about the contested history of Moluccans in the Netherlands, and the rituals and choreography of kick boxing.
In opera we found a form with space for dimensionality; space to explore a mutliplicity of experience.
Together with fighters and acclaimed opera director Peter Sellars we developed a concept for an opera that we performed at the Dutch National Opera.


  • D

    Dutch National Opera

    • U

      University of the Underground