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Dewa Pecil, Bahgian, Part III

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Dewa Pecil, Bahgian, Part III
Alum, Manuel (Contributor)

Manuel Alum Video Archive

Dates / Origin
Date Created: 1990 (Questionable)
Library locations
Jerome Robbins Dance Division
Shelf locator: *MGZIDF 9010
Made in Malaysia/a shamanic journey (Choreographic work)
Dance -- Malaysia
Documentary films
Filmed dance
Motion pictures
Content: Title from original container.
Venue: Videotaped in performance in Malaysia, possibly in 1990.
Language: In a Malaysian language.
Physical Description
Extent: 1 videocassette (VHS) (123 min., 47 sec.) : sound, black and white ; 1/2 in.
Third part of a Malaysian folk theater and dance ritual or performance of several hours' duration, probably recorded during Manuel Alum's visit to Malaysia in 1990. The performance also appears on *MGZIC 9-4831 and 9-4832, also titled Dewa Pecil, Bahgian. In the first of these two cassettes, the performance, which began at night, is seen continuing through daybreak into morning. The ensuing nighttime scenes may show the performance's continuation into a second night. Some sections of this performance may be recognized in theatricalized form in Alum's choreographic work Made in Malaysia/a shamanic journey, first presented at the Asia Society, New York, in June 1991. Among them are the Main puteri, an exorcism ritual performed by a male or female shaman and a rebab player who acts as interrogator, and the Mak yong, a dance-drama in which women play all the roles except those of clowns.
Type of Resource
Moving image
NYPL catalog ID (B-number): b12392966
Universal Unique Identifier (UUID): e75cc400-a759-0138-79ba-79a14d786f64
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  • 1990: Created
  • 2020: Digitized
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MLA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dewa Pecil, Bahgian" The New York Public Library Digital Collections. 1990.

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Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. "Dewa Pecil, Bahgian" New York Public Library Digital Collections. Accessed September 20, 2020.

APA Format

Jerome Robbins Dance Division, The New York Public Library. (1990). Dewa Pecil, Bahgian Retrieved from

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Dewa Pecil, Bahgian