Menora (Dance)

Menora (Dance)

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Menora is a type of dance drama of south Thailand origin and practiced mainly in the northern states of Malaysia and southern provinces of Thailand. Menora also known as Nora or Lakon Chatri in Thai language.The basic features of the performance include a lengthy invocation, a dance by the main character, and a play or skit. The invocation is enacted by slow rhythmic movements of legs, arms and fingers. The dramatic repertoire of Menora performance is based on stories of Thai legends and Buddhist Jataka tales, many of which already accultured into Malay society centuries ago.In the northeastern state of Kelantan and Terengganu, Menora incorporates much use of Malay language and a Mak Yong-style dance movements. While in the northwestern state of Kedah, it is performed in a mixture of Thai and local dialects, but adheres to the invocation-play in a distinctly north Malaysian style and incorporates some elements of Jikey and Mek Mulung.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 84 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 5mm | 136g
  • Onym Press
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136292424
  • 9786136292427