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A CYCLE ON

BURMESE TRADITIONAL PERFORMANCES

MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY 13th-16th march 2007



DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT
The museum

The brand new Musée du Quai Branly was created in 2006 by the previous French President Jacques Chirac -on the banks of the River Seine at the foot of the Eiffel Tower- in order to promote the greatest arts and cultures of Africa, Oceania, Asia, and the Americas from all times with almost 300 000 artifacts in its collections.
The Musée du quai Branly is an innovative cultural institution - museum, educational and research centre, and public living space all in one, promoting an interdisciplinary approach, associating anthropology, archaeology, linguistics and history, along with art history aesthetics. The Musée du quai Branly also carries out in-the-field operations designed to rescue and protect cultural heritage.
Under the august patronage of UNESCO, the Musée du quai Branly has already welcomed over 3.5 million enthusiastic visitors
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As part of a cycle on the theme of the Body, related to various permanent exhibitions, enhancing as well wonderful masterpieces from Myanmar. In order to seduce the largest possible audience (children and adults), the museum plans to organize from Thursday 12th to Sunday 16th march 2008 various performances of:
- Nat-Pwe Celebration
- Classical dance
- Classical music (Saing Waing orchestra)
- Puppet Show (Yok Thai Pwe)

As part of the process of production, it may also require the expertise of the French Embassy in Yangon (Cultural Cooperation Department). Besides, the Mandalay Marionettes Theatre, which has promoted since the year 2000 the art of Burmese puppet throughout the world successfully, may assume an artistic and administrative part in the project.

A specific mission for the project, leaded by
Mr. Alain Weber (Head of the Performances Department of the Musée du Quai Branly)
Ms Isabelle Gruet (artistic counselor, USA)
Jean-Herve Vidal ( Director of Zaman Art)
Kyaw Myo Ko (Director of Mandalay Marionettes) .
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PROGRAM OF MYANMAR ARTISTS IN MUSEE DU QUAI BRANLY
 
Thursday 13th March
6 pm : Opening lecture on Nat-Pwe (by Bénédicte Brac de la Perrière)
8 pm : Traditional Myanmar Dance Show (1st part) followed by the ceremony of a Nat-Pwe (2nd part) 1st performance
 
Friday 14th March
8 pm : Traditional Myanmar Dance Show (1st part) followed by the ceremony of a Nat-Pwe (2nd part) 2nd performance
 
Saturday 15th March
Movie : Nat Pwe , Burma's carnival of spirit soul or Friends in high places (Lindsey Merrison)
3 pm : Puppet Show by the MMT – 1st performance
5 pm : Classical harp and song concert
8 pm : Traditional Myanmar Dance Show (1st part) followed by the ceremony of a Nat-Pwe (2nd part) – 3rd performance
 
Sunday 16th March
3 pm : Puppet Show by the MMT – 2nd performance
5 pm : Puppet Show by the MMT – 3rd performance
 
Lecture by Stephane Dovert on 15th or 16th to be confirmed.
 
Organized by Mandalay Marionettes, Myanmar and Zaman Art, France.

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