In this blog, my interest is to look at the playfulness of culture. As explored in most of the essays/posts, I use the concept of performance as an analogy to understand culture. At the same time, I believe that the link between culture and performance is ontological. In this sense, Tanghal Kultura (Performing Culture) is an inquiry on culture “as” a performance and an assertion that it “is” performance. To illustrate the as/is in the relationship of culture and performance, I use my travel experiences and ethnographic notes as examples.