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Jakarta Post

Art Summit Indonesia: Reclaiming the top

  • Adil Akbar

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Sat, August 13 2016   /  06:49 am

On stage: The Tetas theater troupe perform Jendela at the Taman Ismail Marzuki arts center in Central Jakarta during Art Summit Indonesia in 2013.Indonesia’s largest international performing arts festival kicks off with drama workshops that map out the landscape of the country’s performing arts.A discussion featuring esteemed Indonesian artists — playwrights, dancers and composers — opened the celebration of the 2016-2017 Art Summit Indonesia festival this month.

The three-day workshop was held at Kinosaurus in Kemang, South Jakarta, last week — led by writer, musician and theater man Ugoran Prasad, or Ugo for short. The workshop gathered together a group of artists from different fields — including Teater Satu Lampung’s esteemed troupe leader Iswandi Pratama — in daylong discussions of dramaturgy.

The scientific-styled meeting of the arts had the carefully...