Cultural Dance Essay

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Assignment
RPK222:CONSERVATION

CULTURE HERITAGE
SUBTITLE: Cultural Dances & Traditional Musical Instruments of Malaysia
NAME:CHE WAN MASITAH BT CHE ADNAN
MATRIC NUMBER: 132615
IC:960722065550

INTRODUCTION
Dance is a popular cultural form in Malaysia too. Each ethnic group has its own dance forms which characterizes its culture. Malaysian dances can be identified with certain regions or religious practices which are often performed in festive celebrations, wedding parties, cultural shows, religious ceremonies or other public events. Below are the dances of the 3 major racial groups in our country

TYPE
1. MALAY DANCE
2. CHINESE DANCE
3. INDIAN DANCE

MALAY DANCE
TarianMelayu or Malay dance portrays the customs or adatresam and culture or budaya of the Malays. It depicts the true nature of the Malay people and their way of life.
Generally, Malay dances are divided into two main categories which are the “original” Malay dances and “adopted” Malay dances. The “original” Malay dances are indigenous to the Malay region, encompassing Sumatra, the Malay Peninsular, Singapore, the Riau Archipelago and Borneo, and its origins can be traced back to the early Malay civilizations. The “adopted” Malay dances are influenced by foreign cultures due to political and historical events. The various forms or styles of Malay dance are further
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There is an enormous amount of evidence to suggest that Indian classical dance existed and in fact influenced sculptural and literary traditions from about 2nd century BC to 19th century AD. The Natyasastra, the famous treatise of dance and drama, could only have been written in an environment in which these art forms were in existence and thriving. The history of Indian dance begins with this detailed

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