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Randai: Folk Theater, Dance, and Martial Arts of West Sumatra (CDROMS) (CD-ROM)

Randai: Folk Theater, Dance, and Martial Arts of West Sumatra (CDROMS) By Kirstin Pauka Cover Image
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Description


This CD-ROM showcases the Randai theater of the Minangkabau ethnic group of West Sumatra, Indonesia. A vibrant and exciting composite theater form, Randai incorporates storytelling, dance, music, and martial arts into a unique blend of performing arts.
Via the Randai theater, the CD-ROM offers the audience an introduction to the culture of the Minangkabau people, one of over 250 different ethnic groups in the Indonesian archipelago. It includes sections on the socio-cultural background, the customs and traditions of the Minangkabau, and maps and photos of West Sumatra to provide the audience with a sense of the location of this art form.
The theater, dance, music, and martial arts elements of Randai are illustrated with numerous videos, sound recordings, and still images, and accompanied by in-depth and thoroughly researched text. This interactive format facilitates the study of the elements of Randai that would prove elusive in any paper-based treatment of the art form.
Randai
offers insights into the indigenous martial arts form silek and is of interest to martial artists in general. It will be of great value to students and teachers in world theater and dance, in Asian studies, and in cultural studies.
Minimum System Requirements: 

Windows:
486 processor with 10 MB RAM
Windows 95/98/NT
High Color display at 800 x 600
16-bit sound card
4x CD-ROM drive

Macintosh:
68020 processor with 8 MB RAM
System 7.5.1
Thousands of colors display at 800 x 600
4x CD-ROM drive


Product Details
ISBN: 9780472002931
Publisher: University of Michigan Press
Publication Date: June 11th, 2002
Language: English
Series: CDROMS