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Published on Jun 25, 2008
http://www.hawaii.edu/cseas This film showcases the Randai theater of the Minangkabau of West Sumatra, one of over 250 different ethnic groups in the Indonesian archipelago. A vibrant and exciting composite theater form, Randai incorporates storytelling, dance, music, and martial arts into a unique blend of performing arts. One of the highlights of Randai is experiencing the interplay between the dancer and musicians in the segments that break up the short dramatic exchanges.