Pesta Raya arts festival at the Esplanade

Giant celebration of drums

Fatih - The Prince & The Drum, directed by Indonesian film-maker Garin Nugroho, has been four years in the making.
Fatih - The Prince & The Drum, directed by Indonesian film-maker Garin Nugroho, has been four years in the making.PHOTO: ESPLANADE - THEATRES ON THE BAY

More than 40 performers feature in Fatih - The Prince & The Drum, the Esplanade's first large-scale commission for the festival

At a studio in the Esplanade - Theatres on the Bay, 40-odd performers warm up for rehearsal, beating their palms on their thighs and stamping rhythmically on the floor.

Indonesian director Garin Nugroho smiles as he watches his cast ignore the dozens of drums laid out at the sides of the room.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 05, 2019, with the headline 'Giant celebration of drums'. Print Edition | Subscribe