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ZAMZURIAH ZAHARI

Dancer | Choreographer | Actress | Singer

Zamzuriah Zahari is a dancer, choreographer, actress and singer, specialising in traditional Malay dance and theatre. A recipient of the National Arts Award 2006 (Young Talent – Dancer), her expertise is in the styles of Tarian Tari Inai, Mak Yong Kelantan, Mek Mulung Kedah and Mak Yong Riau. She is committed to preserving and reviving the legacy of traditional Malay dance and theatre through visits to her hometown, Kelantan, and studying the knowledge and movements of these disappearing art forms. Zamzuriah has performed both locally and abroad and even designed a complete traditional dance syllabus at the National Academy of Arts, Culture, and Heritage (ASWARA). She currently lectures at both ASWARA and University of Malaya.

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Mak Yong
5 weeks Course (Weekly 2 sessions x 4hr per session)

Mak Yong is a traditional Malay theatre performance from Kelantan and Patani. The performance combines elements of drama, dance, vocals and instrumental music, songs, stories and formal conversational texts.

Mek Mulung

Mek Mulung
5 weeks Course (Weekly 2 sessions x 4hr per session)

Mek Mulung is a performance from old Malay culture where most of it is from folk tales and stories of the Gods. The performance uses the old Kedah language mixed with a little bit of Siamese plates (Omar Abdullah 1973).