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A Flower of Martial Arts: The Randai Folk Theatre of the Minangkabau in West Sumatra

By Kirstin Pauka, Ph.D.




A Flower of Martial Arts: The Randai Folk Theatre of the Minangkabau in West Sumatra

Martial arts in Indonesia often play a leading role in formal theatrical performances that take place to tell a story and reinforce traditional values. In this article, the author shows that the martial arts constitute the core of the movement repertoire of the randai folk theatre. It brings a mystical quality to their martial arts practice.

SOURCE: Journal of Asian Martial Arts, Vol. 6 No. 4 (1997): 20 pages.


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