Northern Illinois University
Burmese Marionettes (Part 02) - The Typical Traditional Items, the Nats or Good Spirits Dance
Northern Illinois University, Mandalay Marionettes Theater
Video shows the beginning of a traditional Burmese puppet show. As is customary, the show begins with three beats of the gong and cymbal and with a ritual dance to respect the guardian spirits of the area by offering coconuts and bananas.
This item digitized and made available online with funds provided by United States Department of Education, TICFIA (Technological Innovation and Cooperation for Foreign Information) Grant P337A05006.