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Mak Yong Theatre. ©National Culture and Arts Department 2005
Mak Yong Theatre

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This ancient theatre form created by Malaysia's Malay communities combines acting, vocal and instrumental music, gestures and elaborate costumes. Specific to the villages of Kelantan in northwest Malaysia, where the tradition originated, Mak Yong is performed mainly as entertainment or for ritual purposes related to healing practices.

on this subject: proclamation of masterpices 2005-Element inscribed on the Representative list 2008

Place/country: Malaysia,
Series: 2008 Inscriptions on the Representative List/Inscriptions 2008 sur la liste représentative
Type: Documentary
Credits: Ministry of Culture (publisher), Art and Tourisme Malaysia (publisher),
Published in: 2005

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