Teater Tradisional Makyung 'DEWA INDERA INDERA DEWA'
The ancient art form of Mak Yong, an ancient Malay theatre genre performed for centuries in the royal courts of Kelantan up until the 1920s, has arrived at the George Town Festival 2022 and it is a triumph of intangible cultural heritage preservation. Kumpulan Seri Makyung USM is bound to astound with Teater Tradisional Makyung ‘DEWA INDERA INDERA DEWA’, a Mak Yong story which tells the tales of two princes – Dewa Indera and Indera Dewa – vying for the love of Puteri Selindungan Daun, whom they saved from a jinn. Teater Tradisional Makyung ‘DEWA INDERA INDERA DEWA’ addresses complex themes, such as sibling rivalry, royal tradition and the world of jinn (genie) through stylised dance and action, hypnotising music, and enigmatic costumes, and will leave audiences awestruck, spellbound, and deeply satisfied.
“Orang” means people in the Malay language, and at its heart, the Orang Orang Drum Theatre (OODT) aims to bring the arts to the people by drumming the tales of Malaysian and international societies through enigmatic wind instruments and the rhythmic beat of drums. OOTD was founded in 2013 by Boyz Chew, Zyee Leow, and Damien Leow; since then, it has staged its virtuosity in many international countries and has grown to be synonymous with energy and creativity. Bringing a team with them, they have participated in international music festivals such as Sziget Festival 2019, WOMADELAIDE 2020, Venice Theatre Arts Festival, Venice Open Stage, Belgium and Germany Dance Festival Danse en Ville. In recent years, they have toured many cultural and dance arts festivals in Europe, such as France, Hungary and Serbia. Through interactions with various cultures locally and abroad, they have found the balance between tradition and contemporary.