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The NYC Bhangra Dance Company. (Courtesy of Megha Kalia)

Get to Know the NYC Bhangra Dance Company

The dynamic NYC Bhangra Dance Company will make a high-energy appearance Asia Society's Asian Pacific American Heritage Month celebration on May 1. more

Kit Young: An 'Only in Myanmar' Art Form (Complete)

Music scholar Kit Young delves into the history and culture behind Myanmar's "zat pwe," a hybrid tradition combining music, dance, comedy, and acrobatics. more

Shwe Man Thabin Troupe of Myanmar (Complete)

Myanmar's storied performance company brings a traditional zat pwe—combining music, dance, comedy, and acrobatics—to Asia Society's stage. more
Studio portrait of U Tin Maung, founder of the Shwe Man Thabin troupe, circa mid-1950s. (Courtesy Kit Young)
The Incredible All-Night Zat Pwe
Learn more about the history and context of Myanmar's great performing arts tradition. more

Shwe Man Thabin: Interview with San Win

San Win, U Tin Maung's third son and a Zat Pwe dancer since 1967, demonstrates particular aspects of his father's style. more

Shwe Man Thabin: Interview with Chan Thar

U Tin Maung's youngest son describes how the troupe engages with local audiences all around Myanmar. more

Shwe Man Thabin: Interview with Nyunt Win

U Tin Maung's eldest son, who enjoyed a long career in films, describes how his father encouraged him to try acting. more

Shwe Man Thabin: San Min Aung

Cell-phone camera footage captures the Shwe Man Thabin troupe's charismatic San Min Aung up-close. more

Shwe Man Thabin: San Min Win

San Min Win, U Tin Maung's grandson, on stage. more

Shwe Man Thabin: Chan Thar

Chan Thar of the Shwe Man Thabin troupe on stage. more