Intangible Cultural Heritage

Malay dance

Performing Arts

16 results found.

  • Bangsawan

    bangsawan

    Bangsawan is a form of Malay operatic theatre. Derived from the Malay term for “nobility”, bangsawan focuses its stories predominantly on Malay nobles and royalty. But, it is also multicultural in nature, with plots that are sometimes based on Indian and English stories, and involving performers from diverse ethnicities.

  • Jinkli Nona Song and Branyo Dance

    Ms Valerie Scully, the former director of the Kristang Cultural Troupe.

    Fair Maiden, Fair Maiden, I want to marry you! So begins the courting song, Jinkli Nona. Colourful and teeming with energy, Jinkli Nona, as a song, is commonly associated with branyo, a dance performed by the Eurasian community in Singapore.

  • Wayang Kulit

    wayang kulit

    Wayang kulit, or shadow puppet theatre, is a form of traditional theatre. Respected as a pusaka, or heirloom, it is theatre with storytelling through puppetry, music, and sophisticated handcraft.

  • Xinyao

    xinyao

    The term xinyao (新谣) refers to a repertoire of Mandarin songs composed, written and performed by Singaporeans.

  • Wayang Peranakan

    Wayang peranakan is a theatre form that was derived from bangsawan, a type of Malay theatre, in the early 20th century. It is performed by the Chinese Peranakan in the Baba Malay language.

  • Getai

    Getai (歌台) translates literally from Chinese as “song stage” and is a form of vernacular entertainment involving live performances of music, song, and dance

    Getai (歌台) translates literally from Chinese as “song stage” and is a form of vernacular entertainment involving live performances of music, song, and dance.

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