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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 indigenous martial arts form silek, a vital part of randai today. The strong presence of silek is illustrated in the martial focus of the stories that are told through randai, in its movement repertoire, and even in its costumes and musical accompaniment. As Kirstin Pauka shows, randai, firmly rooted in silek and Minangkabau tradition, is an intriguing mirror of the Minangkabau culture

Table of Contents

  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-viii
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. ix-x
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  1. Acknowledgments
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. 1. Introduction
  2. pp. 1-15
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  1. 2. Origin and Historical Development of Randai
  2. pp. 16-25
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  1. 3. The Martial Art Silek
  2. pp. 26-42
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  1. 4. Performers of Randai
  2. pp. 43-48
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  1. 5. Randai Scripts
  2. pp. 49-90
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  1. 6. Performance Space and Costuming
  2. pp. 91-98
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  1. 7. Music
  2. pp. 99-112
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  1. 8. Acting
  2. pp. 113-125
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  1. 9. Martial Arts and Dance
  2. pp. 126-152
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  1. 10. Conclusion
  2. pp. 153-157
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  1. Appendix A: Questionnaire and Results
  2. pp. 158-164
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  1. Appendix B: Script of Sabai Nan Aluih
  2. pp. 165-184
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  1. Appendix C: Script of Umbuik Mudo
  2. pp. 185-231
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  1. Notes
  2. pp. 231-250
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  1. Glossary
  2. pp. 251-254
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 255-258
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 259-261
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Additional Information

ISBN
9780896804135
Related ISBN
9780896802056
MARC Record
OCLC
742512954
Launched on MUSE
2012-01-01
Language
English
Open Access
No
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