Telling Asian Stories
Mak Yong is a Malay dance-drama that is currently performed in the northern Malaysia state of Kelantan and Terengganu. It is traditionally staged in the round, which allows the audience to surround the performance and experience the event from multiple perspectives. The close proximity provides an immediate connection between the performers and the audience to which allows the members of the audience to observe minute details of the Mak Yong performance. The performance incorporates music, dance and slapstick humour.