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Myanmar’s Marionette Puppetry

Hello! I decided to continue the natural lead into marionettes after my dance post ended with the marionette dance. Marionettes are one of what are considered the four dramatic arts of Myanmar. These are: Singing, the Art of Instrumental Music, Orthodox Theater Performance (with human performers) and the Performance on the High Level. In MyanmarContinue reading “Myanmar’s Marionette Puppetry”

Traditional Dances of Myanmar

While researching other aspects of their culture I fell in love with the marionette like movements of Myanmar folk dancers. It’s so amazing because I was just planning a summer class that I will be teaching in my school next summer related to puppets and marionettes. It is truly magical when all one does comesContinue reading “Traditional Dances of Myanmar”

The Ten Flowers of Myanmar: “Pan Sel Myo”, their Traditional Arts & Crafts.

1. Panchi (ပန်းချီ), the Art of Painting. Pronounced as “Bagyi”. The most famous Myanmar painters illuminated religious texts using palm leaves paper. 2. Punpu: the Art of Sculpture. Pronounced as “ Bapu”. Sculptures in Myanmar has been made traditionally out of wood and stone. The art developed greatly during the Bagan Era. Buddhas, flowers, plantsContinue reading “The Ten Flowers of Myanmar: “Pan Sel Myo”, their Traditional Arts & Crafts.”

History of Myanmar: Timeline

Prehistory 11,000 BCE The earliest archaeological evidence suggests that cultures existed in Myanmar in scattered zones in the central dry zone close to the Irrawaddy River. 1,500 BCE People in this region were turning copper into bronze, growing rice, and domesticating chickens and pigs; they were among the first people in the world to doContinue reading “History of Myanmar: Timeline”

The Geography of Myanmar

Myanmar is the northernmost country in Southeast Asia. Its shape looks a lot like a kite or a diamond with a handle. It is the second largest nation in Southeast Asia after Indonesia with 261,000 square miles (676,000 Sq Km). Myanmar’s neighbors are India and Bangladesh to the west, China to the northeast, Laos andContinue reading “The Geography of Myanmar”

General Facts about Myanmar

The Republic of the Union of Myanmar (formerly known as Burma) is the the northernmost country in Southeast Asia. It covers a total area of 262,000 square miles (678,500 square kilometers). Its total length from north to south is about 1,275 miles (2,050 km), and its width at the widest part, across the centre of the countryContinue reading “General Facts about Myanmar”

Myanmar is country #9

Hello! Yes! It is time for a new country! We are off to Asia this time… to Myanmar (formerly known as Burma). Here we go!!!

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