Tour type: Cultural Tour
Duration:  9 Days 8 Nights
Departure from:  Yangon

Artistic forms to be discovered (subject to changes):
From Yangon to the Shan State via Bagan and Mandalay, our route will gradually reveal the aesthetic heritage and the extreme diversity of the Burmese dynasties’ traditions and popular expressions: marionettes on ‘live’ wires, Yok Thei, dances from the ancient Burmese courts with their princely bearing and acrobatic style, the Ramayana theatre, warlike dances from the Shan minority. The Nat Kadaw mediums’ enraptured ritual shows us a world where an unbounded trance is increased tenfold by the frenetic Hsaing Waing  orchestra which makes the heart beat and the senses reel.

Integration of some following activities in each program;

  • Orchestra (Hsaing Waing) and harp (Saung Gauk) duet
  • Classical Masked Theater about the Myanmar Ramayana story
  • Popular and comic Theater Zat Pwe
  • Popular countryside village music and dance
  • String Puppets Theater Yok Thei Pwe
  • Classical / court / Anyeint Dances
  • Nat Pwe Ritual
  • Popular acrobatic game chinlon
  • Traditional music and dances of the Shan people

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