SOAS University of London

Centre of South East Asian Studies

Shan Cultural Presentations to Mark the 2108th Shan New Year Celebrations

Shan Kinnara Bird Dance

Date: 24 November 2013Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 24 November 2013Time: 6:30 PM

Venue: Brunei Gallery Room: Brunei Gallery Lecture Theatre

Type of Event: Celebration

The long-day Shan New Year festival will begin with a workshop on Shan Studies and Recent Changes in Shan State. Speakers and participants include Professor Elizabeth Moore (SOAS), Dr Alexandra Green (British Museum), Dr Khammai Dhammasami (Oxford), Dr Susan Conway (SOAS), Jana Igunma & Maria Katariina Kekki (British Library), Sao Noan Oo (Exiled Shan Princess), Dr Sao Khun Hti Laikha (Sweden), and Dr Jotika Khur-Yearn (SOAS). Learn more about this exciting workshop.

The cultural performances will be led by volunteers from the Shan Cultural Association in UK, starting from Shan Kinnara Bird Dance, Toh (yah) Dance, Shan communal dance rounding the drum band, Fashion Show in Shan traditional costumes, live music and many more!

The event is co-hosted by the SOAS Centre of South East Asian Studies and the Shan Cultural Association in UK, a UK based organisation aiming for promotion of Shan arts and culture.

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