Ballroom floor, Royal Festival Hall, Saturday 8 September 2007, 10:30 P.M.
An all-night session of storytelling, shadow-puppetry and music celebrates the return of the gamelan to Southbank Centre. Javanese master puppeteer Ki Purbo Asmara, vocalist Sukesi, Southbank Gamelan Players and Associate Artist Rahayu Supanggah come together to create this special event. Based on an episode from the Mahabharata epic, the play follows the Javanese tradition of incorporating contemporary characters and themes, including a specially commissioned puppet of the Royal Festival Hall itself. All-night Javanese shadow-puppet play with puppeteer Ki Purba Asmara.