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Theater and martial arts in West Sumatra : Randai and silek of the Minangkabau

Author: Kirstin Pauka
Publisher: Athens : Ohio Unviersity Center for International Studies, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Randai, the popular folk theater tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group in West Sumatra, has evolved to include influences of martial arts, storytelling, and folk songs. Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra describes the origin, development, and cultural background of randai and highlights two recent developments: the emergence of female performers and modern staging techniques. This book also explores the  Read more...
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Pauka, Kirstin.
Theater and Martial Arts in West Sumatra : Randai and Silek of the Minangkabau.
Athens, OH : Ohio University Press, ©1998
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Kirstin Pauka
ISBN: 9780896804135 0896804135
OCLC Number: 794701506
Notes: OldControl:muse9780896804135.
Description: 1 online resource (xii, 267 pages :) : illustrations, maps
Contents: List of Illustrations; Acknowledgments; I. Introduction; 2. Origin and Historical Development of Randai; 3. The Martial Art Silek; 4. Performers of Randai; 5· Randai Scripts; 6. Performance Space and Costuming; 7. Music; 8. Acting; 9. Martial Arts and Dance; 10. Conclusion; Appendix A: Questionnaire and Results; Appendix B: Script of Sabai Nan Aluih; Appendix C: Script of Umbuik Mudo; Notes; Glossary; Bibliography; Index.
Responsibility: Kirstin Pauka.

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In the MONOGRAPHS IN INTERNATIONAL STUDIES, LATIN AMERICA series, a study of the origin, development and cultural background of randai, the folk theatre tradition of the Minangkabau ethnic group of  Read more...

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