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.
Author/director: Ministry of Culture, Art and Tourisme Malaysia,
Publisher/producer: Ministry of Culture, Art and Tourisme Malaysia,
Published in: 2005