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Malay Theatre Traditions


Malay Theatre Traditions: Mak Yong (Dance Drama) and Wayang Kelantan (Shadow Puppetry)

A Public Talk by artists-in-residence from the National Academy of Arts, Culture, and Heritage (ASWARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

April 8, 2016
12:00 – 1:00pm in the Gallery
East-West Center Burns Hall


Mak yong (dance drama) and wayang kelantan (shadow puppetry) are two forms of Malay theatre traditions that originated in the culturally rich state of Kelantan. They are deemed intangible cultural heritages of Malaysia, especially mak yong, which has gained international recognition by UNESCO as a masterpiece of intangible cultural heritage. In this talk, the artists will discuss mak yong and wayang kelantan performance practices in preparation for their public performance that will be presented on Sunday, April 10th, 4:00 p.m. at East-West Center, Keoni Auditorium, Hawai‘i IMIN International Conference Center, 1777 East-West Road.

Speaker Bio

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All speakers are top faculty and instructors from Kuala Lumpur’s Centre for Traditional Arts (PuTRA) at the National Academy of Arts, Culture, and Heritage (ASWARA), Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.




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Co-presented by East-West Center Arts Program and CSEAS.  Free and open to the public.