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

Wendy Whelan, former principal dancer with the New York City Ballet; Parul Shah, celebrated performer of India’s kathak dance; and Qian Yi, Chinese kunqu opera star join the Asia Society stage for Viewpoints: Classical Connections. more
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

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