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”
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”
Mohinga is a fish noodle soup. It is eaten all over Myanmar at all times of the day but especially at breakfast. It has so many strong tasting spices, I kept saying quietly to myself…what?! That amount? That too? I was so afraid all those flavors would collide and disagree, but no… quite the oppositeContinue reading “Making Mohinga, Myanmar’s National Dish”
Usually I write about the capital city of the country but Myanmar will be an exception as all these cities have been the capital of Myanmar at some point in its history and they still are all well capital to this country. One could say that currently the government’s capital is Nay Pyi Taw, theContinue reading “Nay Pyi Taw, Yangon and Mandalay, Three Capital Cities in Myanmar.”
While I was researching about Myanmar’s 10 flower crafts, I discovered these beautiful parasols made in a town called Pathein. The black contours of their almost calligraphic designs over bright colors is so exquisite! Delicious colors just like candy! Look: Almost immediately I wanted to try decorating one following that style. To tell you aContinue reading “Painting a Parasol in Pathein’s Style”
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.”
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”
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”
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”
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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