Malaysia is a country that is rich with unique customs and diversity of cultures, practiced by her multiracial people for generations. This is observed through her people’s lifestyles, customs, games, cuisines and entertainment such as music, theatre and particularly in the art of dance. The art of dance can be defined as movements of body, feet and hand in sync with music, either solo, duo or in group.
The Malay dance repertoire includes Joget Gamelan (originates from the palace), Layang Mas, Asyik, Terinai, Tarinai, Mengadap Rebab, Gerak Timpuh, and Melenggok. There are also less known dances from the palace such as Tari Gamelan Lambang Sari and Tari Gamelan Topeng.
Panggung Seri Traditional 2019 Series V continues with the performance of Malay Classical Dance Repertoire entitled ‘Malay Classical Dances Night’. The programme is organized by the National Department for Culture and Arts (Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia) in collaboration with Malaysia Tourism Centre (MaTiC). It will be staged at Tunku Abdul Rahman Hall, Malaysia Tourism Centre on September 27th at 8.30 p.m. & 28th, 2019 at 3.00 p.m. & 8.30 p.m.
Enjoy the rich diversity of dance art that will be brought by the
Faculty of Dance, National Academy of Arts Culture and Heritage (ASWARA) and ASK Dance Company group. To get your tickets, please contact:-
Note: Tickets are priced at RM50 (VIP) and *RM20 (Normal) – *50% discount is given to students, senior citizens and the disable
Traditional Arts Showcase has been continuously staged in Kuala Lumpur by the National Department for Culture and Arts (JKKN) since the year 2013, as a medium to preserve and conserve traditional arts heritage, apart from elevating the art to a higher level and also a platform to establish Kuala Lumpur as a hub for traditional performing art.
In the past six years, the Traditional Arts Showcase has featured 36 types of traditional performing art in three genres: Dance, Music and Theatre, by collaborating with 69 performing art groups and 1,649 participants from government agencies, public universities and non-government organisations (NGOs).
Other Traditional Arts Showcase performances during KLIAF 2019 will be Awang Batil: Hikayat Cendawan Putih (Legend of the White Mushroom) on 25 and 26 October. Read more about this performance here.
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