Malaysia

ULEK MAYANG- MALAYSIA

Performed mainly “to invoke the spirits of the sea” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Ulek Mayang. This “classical” dance is said to have originated from the state of Terengganu located in Malaysia. Apparently, this dance style is said to have been based on popular folklore revolving around a sea princess and a […]

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NGAJAT- MALAYSIA

Belonging to a community called “Iban” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Ngajat. This renowned “family” dance is said to have originated from a state called Sarawak located in Malaysia. This dance is performed mainly during the annual festival known as “Gawai Dayak”. Furthermore, initially this dance was performed mainly after completion of […]

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MAK YONG- MALAYSIA

Declared in 2005 by UNESCO as a “Masterpiece Of The Oral And the Intangible Heritage of Humanity” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Mak Yong. This “traditional and theatrical” dance style is said to have originated from a state called Kelantan located in northern Malaysia. Furthermore, a majority of the stories narrated through […]

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MAK INANG- MALAYSIA

Commonly referred to as “Si Kembang Cina” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Mak Inang. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Malaysia, and belongs to the Malay community. Apparently, the music accompanying this dance style was composed by Sultan Mahmud Shah of Malacca. Furthermore, this dance is renowned for comprising […]

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JIKEY- MALAYSIA

Comprising of “theatrical” elements is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Jikey. This “traditional” dance is said to have originated from Malaysia, and is also popularly known as Yike in Cambodia and Likay in Thailand. Apparently, this dance also comprises of improvised dialogues and music. Furthermore, the music used in this dance style combines […]

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ENDANG- MALAYSIA

Also commonly referred to as “Indang or Badindin” is a Southeast Asian dance form known as Endang. This “religious” dance is said to have originated from Malaysia, and is also popular in Indonesia. Furthermore, this dance involves the use of movements such as “clapping and hand crossing”. In addition, this dance is mainly performed in […]

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