Indonesian Randai Theatre at UHM (Speaker Series)

INDONESIAN RANDAI THEATRE AT UHM: INSIGHTS INTO THE ADAPTATION AND REHEARSAL PROCESS

Précis:

Professor Pauka and some of her collaborators will share insights into the rehearsal and production process of training and performing Randai theatre from West Sumatra. This is the third Randai production Pauka has directed in the Department of Theatre at the University of Hawai′i at Mānoa; UHM is the only place outside of Indonesia where audiences can see Randai theatre. 

The Genteel Sabai:

This Spring, the UHM’s Department of Theatre and Dance presents the rare theatre form of Randai with its production of “The Genteel Sabai,” a folk dance-drama from the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, Indonesia. Randai comes from the Minangkabau ethic group in Sumatra, and features beautiful traditional music and singing, martial arts, dance and acting; and its signature pants-slapping percussion!

Speaker Bio:

Kirstin Pauka is a professor in the Department of Theatre and Dance at the University of Hawai′i at Mānoa. She is uniquely suited to the career of director, performer, scholar and most especially teacher of Asian and cross-cultural theatre.

For more information on The Genteel Sabai, times, and performance dates, please follow this link.

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