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Dancers from the Burmese National Theater collaborate with American dancers at the Martha Graham Studio in New York during a historic U.S. visit in 1975. (Dan Sterbling)

#TBT: Burmese National Theater Makes Historic U.S. Visit in 1975

Each week, we'll reach into Asia Society's archives to find a photo from the organization's nearly 60-year history. This week: dancers from the Burmese National Theater teach American students at Martha Graham's New York studio. more

In Focus: Nao Kusuzaki

Ballet dancer Nao Kusuzaki enlightens about her creative path and her artistic aspirations. more
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
(Parul Shah, photo by Elsa Ruiz; Wendy Whelan, photo courtesy of the artist; Qian Yi, photo by Suzanna Finley)

Viewpoints: Classical Connections, with Wendy Whelan, Parul Shah and Qian Yi

Exploring innovation and tradition within three different classical forms--Western ballet, Indian kathak dance and Chinese kunqu more

Highlights from Shwe Man Thabin Troupe of Myanmar

Myanmar's storied performance company brings a traditional zat pwe—combining music, dance, comedy, and acrobatics—to Asia Society's stage. 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