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var dataSource = new kendo.data.DataSource({
    data: [ "item1", "item2", "item3" ]
});

kendo.bind($("#container"));

$("#repeater").kendoRepeater({
    dataSource: [ "item1", "item2", "item3" ]
});

<div id="repeater"></div>
  
<div id="container">
    <div data-role="repeater" data-source="dataSource" data-template="template"></div>
</container>
    
<script type="text/x-kendo-template" id="template">
    <div style="float: left; color: salmon; margin-right: 10px"><h1>#= data #</h1></div>
</script>