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‘I La Galigo’ to return to Jakarta with more local talents to shine

  • Josa Lukman

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Tue, April 9 2019   /  03:30 am

World-class act: I La Galigo premiered in 2004 and has toured scores of prestigious venues across the globe, including Singapore’s Esplanade and New York’s Lincoln Center Festival.Fourteen years after first being staged in Jakarta, the celebrated musical theater work I La Galigo will make a return to the capital this July with the support of more local talents on its production team. Directed by award-winning American theater director Robert Wilson, the two-hour play is inspired by the 6,000-page mythological epic poem Sureq Galigo, also known as La Galigo, of the indigenous Bugis people of South Sulawesi.I La Galigo was first performed in Singapore in 2004 and went on to be performed in various theaters around the world before returning to its “homeland” in Makassar, South Sulawesi, in 2011. Last year, I La Galigo was staged in Bali as part of the IMF World ...