04 Mac 2009

SEMINAR DWI-BAHASA MENGENAI ASAL-USUL DAN SEJARAH MAK YONG

Saya diminta oleh Prof Dr Ghulam Sarwar Yousof untuk menjadi Sektretariat kepada seminar ini. Jadi tugas awal kami adalah menghebahkannya kepada khalayak. Sekiranya anda berminat, anda tahu apa yang perlu dilakukan.



THE ASIAN CULTURAL HERITAGE CENTRE
PRELIMINARY ANNOUNCEMENT

MAK YONG: ITS ORIGINS AND HISTORY
A BILINGUAL SEMINAR


For various reasons mak yong is, without doubt, the most important and also the most controversial of traditional Malaysian theatre forms. On the one hand it has been banned in Kelantan for several years and on the other it has been recognized by UNESCO as an item of the Oral and Intangible Heritage of Humanity, thus creating a dilemma in efforts to preserve and promote it. In areas of Indonesia and Thailand, where it is also active, such controversies do not arise.

While looking very briefly at some of the other aspects of mak yong as a means of understanding its development, nature and functions, this seminar will focus squarely on the theme of its origins and history, touching upon various theories related to this topic, with the expectation that some of the principal views will be highlighted and discussed.

The seminar will be of interest to researchers, performers, enthusiasts, observers as well as students of traditional performing arts.

Papers may be presented in English or Bahasa Melayu/Indonesia.

Date: Saturday July 25 2009.
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 4:30 p. m.
Venue: Kuala Lumpur or Petaling Jaya (to be determined)


ABSTRACTS
Abstracts of papers to be presented must reach the Seminar Secretariat at the Asian Cultural Heritage Centre by the end of May 2009, and completed papers by the end of June. Due to the limited time available for presentations, proposals that do not focus on the theme of the seminar will not be accepted.


REGISTRATION
There will be no registration fee for confirmed speakers. Registration details for non-speakers will be made available in due course.


Director
The Asian Cultural Heritage Centre Bhd
C2, Taman Bukit Tunku, Jalan Langgak Tunku
Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia.

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