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Nation 28 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Wayang kulit master Dollah dies

The struggle to keep alive Malaysia's traditional arts has been dealt another blow.

Nation 27 Dec 2016 | 12:00 AM

Traditional art form emerging from shadows of the past

KUALA LUMPUR: Wayang kulit (shadow play), the age-old theatre performance, appears to be shedding its skin to adapt to changing times.

Nation 18 Dec 2006 | 12:00 AM

Wayang kulit-based designs help duo win

Inspired by Javanese I>wayang kulit/I>, creative partners Yusof Daud and Mohd Zahidi Mohammad styled their designs in shades of pink from the mystical I>Chantil Arjuna/Imotifs of the shadow play.

Nation 28 Aug 2015 | 12:00 AM

Shadow play with superheroes

GEORGE TOWN: Green Lantern, Superman and Flash are bare-footed while Wonder Woman stands on a phoenix. Also spotted is Superman wearing a sarong-like pant.

Community 02 Sep 2005 | 12:00 AM

Modern touch to classic art

I>Wayang kulit gedek/Ior simply I>wayang gedek/Iis a form of shadow play practised by the Thai communities of Kedah and Perlis with dialogue that features the Kedah Malay dialect with bits of Thai.

Community 10 Jul 2006 | 12:00 AM

Bans bound to make unique art fade away

KELANTAN'S traditional performances like the mak yong, menora, wayang kulit and main puteri are certain to fade and ultimately become extinct if the state administration continues to impose 'controls and restrictions' on these unique cultural shows.

Community 12 Oct 2007 | 12:00 AM

Tok dalang weaves his magic

BEHIND a large white cloth and a halogen light sat the master puppeteer and tok dalang (story-teller), moving his hands skilfully and bringing life to his wayang kulit characters.

Community 06 Mar 2006 | 12:00 AM

Exhibition an effort to preserve art

Wayang kulit, menora, dikir barat, main puteri and mak yong. These traditional cultural arts are slowly fading away and if not preserved, will probably diminish in time.