Regards Croises

JEUDI 24 Février

Le goût de l’aventure
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A la conquête de nouveaux territoires

  

Conference de Brigitte Bernard, Melanie Goudard et Segolene Delorme 

En prenant le chemin de la route des épices, nous découvrirons qui étaient ces compagnies maritimes de commerce qui parcouraient le monde ? Pour quelles raisons avaient-elles été créées ? Par qui ? Pour qui agissaient-elles vraiment ? Leur importance et leur influence sur le monde au XVI et XVII siècle.

Ainsi, la VOC (Vereenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie ou littéralement Compagnie unie des Indes Orientales) envoya près d’un million d’Européens à bord de 4785 navires pour aller faire du commerce en Asie et put ainsi, grâce aux efforts de ces hommes, traiter plus de 2,5 millions de tonnes de marchandises en provenance d’Asie.

Horaire : 9h30 pour un cafe offert par le musee debut de la conference a 10h00.

Rendez-vous : Musee Negara (pensez a votre echarpe)

Inscription : Melanie et Brigitte regards.croises@hotmail

 

Wayang Kulit

Magic of his shadow play

2010/09/19
By Satiman Jamin
news@nst.com.my

 


Wayang kulit master Eyo Hock Seng mixes traditional tales with modern ones to tell the tale of the Mid-Autumn festival at Kampung Cina here. — Pictures by Satiman Jamin
Wayang kulit master Eyo Hock Seng mixes traditional tales with modern ones to tell the tale of the Mid-Autumn festival at Kampung Cina here. — Pictures by Satiman Jamin
 
(From left) Alex Kenyon, Priya Punatar, Meg Perry and Molly Smith are mesmerised by the wayang kulit performance.
(From left) Alex Kenyon, Priya Punatar, Meg Perry and Molly Smith are mesmerised by the wayang kulit performance.

 

KUALA TERENGGANU: Wayang kulit or shadow play master Eyo Hock Seng gave the Mid-Autumn Festival celebration in Kampung Cina here a decidedly 1Malaysia

 flavour on Friday night.  Local and foreign visitors who thronged the carnival stopped in their tracks and converged near an abandoned two-storey building that

 had been turned into a wayang kulit stage as the sound of traditional Malay music signalled the start of the show.  Eyo, 55, and his five accompanying musicians were

specially brought in by the carnival committee to tell the story of the Mid-Autumn Festival origin.  His 30 years experience as a wayang kulit master or tok dalang

showed through as he artfully mixed the use of traditional characters like Wak Dogol and Sri Rama with kebaya-clad puppets to give his performance a contemporary

touch.  “This is the first time ever that i performed in a Mid-Autumn festival celebration,” the only Chinese in Malaysia to master the art of being a tok dalang said in thick

Kelantanese dialect.  “I have been dabbling in wayang kulit since I was 9. My parents and the Malay community from whom I learnt the art were very supportive of my

inclination to become a tok dalang,”  It was the first time American citizens Molly Smith, 23, Priya Punatar, 23, and Alex Kenyon, 24, saw a wayang kulit performance.

Smith said she had known about wayang kulit but had never come across a live performance.  “I came to see the Mid-Autumn festival celebration. It is a pleasant surprise

 for us to watch wayang kulit performance here.”  Kenyon, who turned 24 on Friday, regarded the show as one of his best birthday gifts. “The shadow play performance

will always be remembered as the highlight of my 24th birthday.”

Read more: Magic of his shadow play http://www.nst.com.my/nst/articles/39kulit-2/Article/#ixzz1CC4yKVwh

 

Regards Croises

Jeudi 21 Avril 2011

« Et si Kuala Lumpur vous était racontée ! » By KL boy and Architect, A. Najib Ariffin
 
Même si KL est une ville jeune, elle a en son sein une multitude de petites histoires avec ses faits réels mais aussi ses idées reçues. Surprenante KL, car elle n’aurait jamais dû devenir ce qu’elle est aujourd’hui. Maladies tropicales, guerre civile … ont stoppé sa croissance à sa naissance. Mais KL l’incroyable est devenue peu à peu une ville internationale, développée et si agréable à vivre. Il y a tant de choses à découvrir sur l’histoire de Kuala Lumpur…
 
Et Najib est heureux de venir partager avec nous l’histoire de KL, vue de l’intérieur.

Horaire : 9h30 café offert par le musée puis conférence de 10h a midi.

 Rendez-vous : Musee Negara, Kuala Lumpur,

Participation : 5 rm (prix d’entree du Musee)

Renseignements et inscriptions : Mélanie et Brigitte : regards.croises@hotmail.fr

Happy New Year 2011

Welcome to 2011 at the Museum!

We had our first committee meeting of the year today, and there is plenty in store for you all. The newsletter will be out shortly, and coming up we have a pot luck lunch for Chinese New Year, and the graduation of the new training group. Also, there will be a “Night at the Museum” in conjunction with French Week in March, and a series of lectures for all members (both new graduates and old hands)

More immediately, we need more feedback and involvement from all our members for our daily free tours, schools programme and research programme. Look out for a note in your email box on this.

If you are not involved in MV and are thinking of starting our 2011 training programme in September, please click on the tab “2011 training” at the top of the page. We look forward to welcoming you on board.